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Alva Spencer

My name is Alva Spencer, I am the director of dearalva the Psychological therapy and counselling service. I am currently based in the ​​​​Greater Manchester area as a therapist, delivering face to face sessions, video calls and private phone calls.

I completed my Clinical and Pastoral Counselling Skills Level 6 course at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2007. I am also registered member of the BACP.​​​​​​​​​
 

 

Counsellor / Psychotherapist / CBT Therapist / CBT Therapist / Mindfulness Based Psychotherapist / Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist / Psychotherapeutic Counsellor / Systematic, Family and Couples Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 55 £
Trial Rate 35 £
From Dearalva Counselling service, Bracondale House, 141, Buxton Road, Heaviley. Stockport, United Kingdom (UK)
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Natalie Mills

I know things are difficult at the moment with Covid-19 so I’m here to help if you need support. If you’re interested please get in touch and let me know how I can help. I offer a friendly and confidential one-to-one counselling service supporting adults, young people, and children with a variety of issues using an integrative approach.

When counselling I use an integrative approach that encompasses different therapies such as person-centred, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused therapies, hypnotherapy, creative, and play therapy. I find this then gives clients a tool box of skills that they can use, rather than just one approach.

I will be empathic, honest, and non-judgemental during our sessions. As well as my private practice, I work for Respect For All who specialise in counselling adults and children with autism. I have previously worked as a school and college counsellor.

Counsellor / Psychotherapist / Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Hourly Rate 45 £
Trial Rate 40 £
From Chorlton Rooms, 2 Railway Terrace Manchester, United Kingdom (UK)
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Enfys Jones

Free yourself from Stress, Anxiety and Depression the natural way. Learn how to get on track and stay on track with a solution focused toolkit for life! I can help you resolve mental health issues, overcome life challenges and achieve your goals.

I have been practising a variety of Holistic and Mental Health Therapies for more than twenty years.

Specialist in Online Therapy – Skype, Zoom or easy access video link (no software needed).

Telephone consultations are also available.

IT’S SO SIMPLE

My Online Clinic is open Monday to Friday.

Choose a time convenient for you.

Book a session by clicking the Inquire Talk link. 

You’ll receive a confirmation email.

You don’t need to leave your own home. 

At the appointment time, just click the link we email you and you’re in!

HOW IT WORKS

The first session is an Initial Consultation, where I will take notes that include what issues or challenges are being experienced and what goals you’d like to achieve along with some medical details and other relevant information.  I will then explain how the brain works and how these issues arise and, most importantly, what can be done. You will very quickly learn how you can get on track and stay on track. Ongoing sessions are a combination of talking therapies, relaxation and guided visualisation according to your needs and choices.

 WHAT I DO

According to your needs and wishes, I offer an integrative programme of

– Counselling

– Advanced Medical Hypnotherapy

– Clinical Psychotherapy

– SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy)

– CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

– NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)

– Solution Focused Mindfulness

– The latest research-based and clinically-proven neuroscience

 ISSUES TREATED INCLUDE

– Stress

– Anxiety

– Depression

– Relaxation

– Smoking Cessation

– Weight Control

– Anorexia, Bulimia and Eating Disorders

– IBS and Digestion Problems

– Grief and Bereavement

– Alzheimer’s and Dementia

– MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment)

– Concentration and Memory

– Confidence and Self Esteem

– Public Speaking

– Motivation and Inspiration

– Sport Performance

– Stage and Screen Performance

– Academic Performance

– Writing and Creative Block

– Migraines and Headaches

– Pain Management

– Fibromyalgia Syndrome

– Fatigue and Exhaustion

– Blood Pressure

– Workplace Stress

– Insomnia and Sleep Issues

– Self Esteem

– Child and Teen Issues

– Student and Exam Stress

– Phobias and Fears

– Driving Anxiety

– OCD and Compulsions

– Obsessive Thinking and Paranoia

– Panic Attacks and Nerves

– Nightmares and Flashbacks

– PTSD and Other Trauma

– Eczema, Psoriasis and Skin Issues

– Anger Management

– Road Rage

– Addictions and Detox

– Relationship Difficulties

– Sexual Problems

– Fertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth Solution Focused Hypnobirthing

– Post Natal Depression

– Menopause and Perimenopause Symptoms

– Post Operation Recovery

– Cancer (Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy Support)

– Cancer (Palliative Care)

– Life Coaching and Manifestation

– Many other issues and challenges

 

I am professionally registered with:

– Welldoing (NHS Choices)

– CNHC (Complementary and Natural healthcare Council

– UK Government Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register

– NCH (National Council Hypnotherapy)

– AfSFH (Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy)

Neurolinguistic Psychotherapist / CBT Therapist / Adolescent Psychotherapist / Adolescent Psychotherapist / Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist / Mindfulness Based Psychotherapist / Integrative Psychotherapist / Integrative Child Psychotherapist / Hypno Psychotherapist / Family Therapist / Educational Psychotherapist / Contemporary Psychotherapist / Compassion Based Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 90 £
Trial Rate 90 £
From 6, Rowan Close Penarth, The Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom (UK)
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Victoria Sharman

I am the founder of V2Recovery where I work with individuals, couples and families. I have a passion in helping and supporting people experiencing any form of relationship distress and aim to make a difference in their quality of life. I use a relational approach in my work that brings the amazing benefits of therapy that attends to emotional and physical health in treating depression, trauma, and addiction. I have special interest in treating Post Traumatic stress.

Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 75 £
Trial Rate 75 £
From 34, Alicia Avenue, Alicia Avenue Harrow, Middlesex, United Kingdom (UK)
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Peter Doyle – Psychotherapist & Counsellor BACP (Accred)
About Me

I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I help clients work through depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, work related problems, bereavement, spending/debt,addiction,and many other problems that we are faced with in life.

I have gained extensive hands-on experience with my work in Psychiatric hospitals, Prisons, the community, and my own private practice.

I am currently working at a Psychiatric Hospital where I do individual therapy, and group work with individuals experiencing Depression, Anxiety, and Personality disorders.

I also run a successful private Practice in North London.

I offer a safe and confidential environment, where together we can work through any concerns you may be facing, and to help you gain more insight and understanding as to the cause of your problems.
Qualifications
Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapy, BACP (Accred)

National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC FDAP -Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals

Foundations Certificate in Group Analysis, (IGA) Institute of Group Analysis

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like to arrange to have therapy, or even if you just want to have a chat to discuss whether therapy is for you at this time or not (no obligations).

Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 70 £
Trial Rate N/A
From Building 3 North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South London, United Kingdom (UK)
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Aryeh Sampson

About me
I specialise in helping couples and individuals improve their relationships and overcome anxiety, anger and depression. I  also work with a wide range of other issues.

I am an experienced BACP accredited psychotherapist and certified Imago relationship therapist with training in CBT. I have a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Regents College and have been in private practice since 2009. My approach is integrative, and  I am a recognized provider for WPA, AXA  and BUPA.

How can I help?

1)  Marital and Relationship Issues

As a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist I work with individuals and couples to understand the causes of their difficulties and  rebuild love and connection in  their relationships.

Couples often experience a breakdown of communication, that causes a fight and flight  reaction. These may become repetitive cycle of self destructive behaviour were  anger expressed spins out of control .A reduction of emotional closeness, trust and physical intimacy  follows which can lead to crises in the relationship, affairs and even the threat of divorce.

Together we explore what you need, why there is disconnection and  how you can get the relationship you want. A key to this is building open and calm  communication in order to understand  each other, resolve conflict and meet each others needs . We also focus on building greater appreciation,  care and fun to  reignite love and connection in the relationship.

2) Overcoming Anxiety ( Generalised Anxiety Disorder & Panic attacks)

Anxiety comes from underlying fear. To overcome it, we need to understand what the fear is and what is causing it. Sometimes it can be based on illusory thinking, where a person focuses on the worst case scenario coming true. These thoughts need to be challenged so we can eliminate them. . When the fear is a real one, it needs to be confronted by taking appropriate action. There are times when anxiety is based on the influences from past experiences, which need to be addressed to resolve them.

3)  Anger Management

Anger can wreak havoc in a person’s life. With anger management a person gains understanding into what’s triggering the anger and how to change the way you respond. This can be by expressing feelings in a healthy way, and taking appropriate steps to solve the underlying cause of the anger. In each case anger management is tailored to the needs of the clients.

Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 75 £
Trial Rate N/A
From 18b North End Road, Golders Green London, United Kingdom (UK)
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Roxanne

Hello and welcome to my page. I am a fully qualified, BACP registered Counsellor working with adults and young people from my therapy rooms in Watford and St Albans in Hertfordshre and via online video call, worldwide.

I am passionate about providing an inclusive, confidential, safe space for all clients regardless of their race, religion, gender or sexuality.

There are many different reasons that lead people to seek Counselling and your journey will be unique to you. You may be going through a difficult point in your life or finding it hard to cope or deal with past or present issues? You may be feeling confused, stuck or like you’re going around in circles and unable to move forward. Whatever your reason, we can work through it together and help you find a way forward.

 

 

Person Centred Psychotherapist / Counsellor
Hourly Rate 50 £
Trial Rate 50 £
From Canberra House, 4a, London Rd, St Albans, United Kingdom (UK)
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Georgina Lynch

I am a BACP UK registered Counsellor with a wealth of experience in counselling, mental health & well-being, self development and spirituality. I am also a certified Level 5 Coach, a passionate restorative yoga teacher, author of ‘Self Love Shift’, and the creator of ‘Self Love Therapy’.
Being an Integrative counsellor means that I work holistically, in a way that suits your needs, focussing on the here and now, helping you to make sense of your past and individual experiences.
I work with both men and women and currently offer sessions via Zoom, Skype or on the telephone. 

Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Hourly Rate 60 £
Trial Rate 50 £
From Prospect villa, Fore Street, Fore Street Kingsbrige, Devon, United Kingdom (UK)
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Adrienne

Hello , I am a qualified experienced Counsellor and Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I help clients with a wide range of problems.

Through many years of experience and dealing with a variety of different situations, I have developed the depth of knowledge and life experience to provide a real understanding and empathy to my clients needs .

Counsellor
Hourly Rate 50 £
Trial Rate 40 £
From Willowcroft, The Ridge, Linton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom (UK)
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Steve Manley

Experienced therapist working from Middlesbrough and South Tyneside.

Currently offering either telephone counselling or video call counselling.

Counsellor
Hourly Rate 30 £
Trial Rate 30 £
From JusTalk, Vanguard Suite Newport Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, United Kingdom (UK)
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Nicola Keenan

“Stars cannot shine without darkness”
I offer Person Centred counselling for adults.

Are you struggling with the pressures of life?
Life can have many anxieties and you may not know who to turn to for support. I offer a relaxed and confidential space in which we can explore what life changes you would like to make. As an experienced counsellor I can walk this path alongside you, offering support along the way, listening to you without any judgement, all of which can lead to making positive changes in your life.

I have extensive training and experience of supporting individuals with a variety of mental health and wellbeing difficulties including but not limited to, Depression, Anxiety, Low-self-esteem, OCD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Self-Harm, Suicidal thoughts, Domestic Abuse, Sexual, Emotional and Physical Abuse. I also have experience of working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

Qualifications

MSc Counselling Psychology Keele University
BSc Hons Psychology Degree
Online and telephone Counselling Diploma
Rewind Therapy for PTSD, Phobias and Anxiety
Couples and Family Therapy Diploma
Play Therapy training
CBT informed therapy training
Level 2 Understanding Autism
Safeguarding Training
Level 2 Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health and wellbeing
Sexual Violence training
Domestic Abuse training
Hypnotherapy Gastic band
Greif and bereavement counselling Diploma

Counsellor / Person Centred Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 40 £
Trial Rate 40 £
From 43 SILVERSTONE CRESCENT, PACKMOOR STOKE ON TRENT, United Kingdom (UK)
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ANN MARIE RHODES ACRED BACP/ GHCH

Hi, my name is Ann Marie, and In these unprecedented times, I understan how very difficult it has been in so many different ways for people, and I’m here to help you work through anything that’s putting a barrier in your way from living your best life.

I am Accreditated by the BACP and have many years of experience working with people, in several different settings, for example, GPs, social care, schools, colleges, TV, and Private Practice.

I am qualified to deliver various modalities of therapy including, Psychotherapy, Counselling, CBT, EMDR, DBT, Couple and Relationship Counselling and Mediation, Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT, and other helpful Theraplay Skills, and Creative Therapies with Children.

I work in Private Practice at Archways Private Medical Practice, In Romiley, Stockport, SK6 4JB, and I also offer Online Video Calls/Telephone, therapy for both Psychological and Hypnotherapy.

I believe that we are all different and therefore, I like to tailor my work to meet the needs of my clients, using differing approaches. I have worked this way very successfully and much of my work comes to me by recommendations.

CBT Therapist / Adolescent Counsellor / Hypno Psychotherapist / Hypno Psychotherapist / Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor / Neurolinguistic Psychotherapist / Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist / Counsellor / Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Hourly Rate 60 £
Trial Rate N/A
From Archways Private Private Medical Practice, 84-86 Stockport Rd, STOCKPORT, CHESHIRE, United Kingdom (UK)
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Yvonne J Douglas

I am intuitive and highly spiritual which underpins the way I work. I consider myself to be a wounded healer; having had the lived experience of trauma and healing from it.  My lived experience as well as my professional qualifications helps facilitate your healing process.  I provide a safe healing space that enables you to explore your reality, perceptions, behaviors and thoughts so you can gain clarity, greater purpose and increased passion in your life.

As an intuitive counselor I work on a deep soul level with sensitive souls helping you to tap into your true power, remember who you truly are and recognize that being sensitive is not a weakness but an absolute strength.  By feeling and connecting with you our work together is always for your highest good.

By working with me your life will be transformed; assisting you on your awakening, ascension and journey to enlightenment enabling you to walk on your unique path, in flow, harmony, passion, abundance, empowerment and magic.

 

Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor / Mindfulness Based Psychotherapist / CBT Therapist / CBT Therapist
Hourly Rate 80 £
Trial Rate N/A
From 11 Byron Place, Woodhall Farm Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom (UK)
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Nik Ethridge

Hi there and thanks for looking at my info page.

I have over twenty years experience in successfully supporting people to reach their full potential across a wide range of differing needs and issues.

I specialise in anxiety related issues, including fears, phobias, panic attacks, general anxiety along with relationship, employment or personal issues – I work with you to overcome anything that stops you being who you want to be!

The success of my approach is that its  ‘Fast and Solution Focused’.  What this means is, whilst acknowledging and validating your experience or issues, our focus is on finding a fast, effective and lasting solution that sets you free from what holds you back.

Having personally experienced anxiety related conditions in my younger life, and from many years working with clients who had a range of health and anxiety related conditions, I  understand how you feel and look forwards to working with you to overcome issues that hold you back from being who you want to be.

I am trained in a variety of different talking therapies including Hypnotherapy, Cognitive approaches, NLP, One to One WSN Counselling & Mindfulness; these approaches enable me to offer a unique approach that is tailor made specifically for you, and not a one size fits all… its as unique as you are!

All appointments are totally confidential, and I abide by a strict code of ethics in our practice. NCP– CHNC Code of Conduct

I am fully accredited and registered with a range of professional organisation’s for your assurance, these include the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council and the National Society of Psychotherapists (UK)

Psychotherapist / Integrative Psychotherapist / Hypno Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 65 £
Trial Rate 65 £
From The Consulting Centre, 348 Poole Road Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom (UK)
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Laura Dee

Welcome! I’m Laura a fully qualified humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist, person-centred trained. I work with children aged (7+), young people and adults.

I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and abide by their Ethical Framework.

Professional public indemnity insurance is held, I have an advanced DBS, have regular supervision, attend regular (CPD) courses and activities to ensure I keep all my skills and knowledge up to date. I follow all of the current GDPR recommendations making sure you feel safe and secure knowing that your person information is being handled and stored correctly.

I currently work in a few different locations all of the office spaces are easy to access with good transport links, free parking and in a private facility, which ensures client confidentiality and discretion.

I am able to to provide home visits following a strict risk assessment and also hold sessions outdoors for those who are apprehensive about being in the traditional therapy room

Psychotherapist / Counsellor / Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Hourly Rate 50 £
Trial Rate 46 £
From High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom (UK)
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Kate Megase

My aim is to help you with any problem or emotional pain, which you are finding hard to handle on your own, resolve these difficulties, achieve your goals and provide you with the tools to ensure long-lasting success.

I am passionate about my work and I am committed to providing an excellent service to help my clients:

    Improve self-esteem
    Develop healthy relationships
    Provide clear techniques, strategies along with unique ways and ideas to treat stress, anxiety and depression
    Fulfil overall therapeutic goals within 6 sessions

I have a proven track record of my success rate with my clients and I will support them throughout the entire journey of change

Counselling can help you with those difficult times in life when you need to resolve a problem which is stopping you from achieving your personal best. As a therapist, I believe that there is no problem that cannot be resolved to your satisfaction and there are no limits to what can be achieved within counselling.

I believe that the relationship between therapist and client can be a vehicle for growth.

Together, we can explore how events of the past, often from childhood, have contributed to your current situation. This process will promote emotional growth at your own pace. This will also help you to gain greater self-awareness, increase your esteem and help you to understand the relationship with yourself and others. This process will create a sense of inner peace and enable you to understand your emotions and gain more self-identify.

The Lansdowne Building
2 Lansdowne Road
East Croydon
Croydon
Surrey
CR9 2ER
Harley Street Therapy Centre
1-7 Harley Street
Marylebone
London
W1G 9QD

0208 263 2386 / 07879 897063

 www.thepgdc.co.uk

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About me
My aim is to help you with any problem or emotional pain, which you are finding hard to handle on your own, resolve these difficulties, achieve your goals and provide you with the tools to ensure long-lasting success.

I am passionate about my work and I am committed to providing an excellent service to help my clients:

    Improve self-esteem
    Develop healthy relationships
    Provide clear techniques, strategies along with unique ways and ideas to treat stress, anxiety and depression
    Fulfil overall therapeutic goals within 6 sessions

I have a proven track record of my success rate with my clients and I will support them throughout the entire journey of change

Counselling can help you with those difficult times in life when you need to resolve a problem which is stopping you from achieving your personal best. As a therapist, I believe that there is no problem that cannot be resolved to your satisfaction and there are no limits to what can be achieved within counselling.

I believe that the relationship between therapist and client can be a vehicle for growth.

Together, we can explore how events of the past, often from childhood, have contributed to your current situation. This process will promote emotional growth at your own pace. This will also help you to gain greater self-awareness, increase your esteem and help you to understand the relationship with yourself and others. This process will create a sense of inner peace and enable you to understand your emotions and gain more self-identify.

I specialise in issues associated with:

Anxiety/Stress
Relationships
Depression
Childhood related issues
Low self-esteem

I am able to help individuals who are experiencing difficulties associated with:

Anxiety
Relationships
Depression
Family problems

Panic attacks
Postnatal Depression
Abuse
Childhood related issues
Bereavement / loss
Low self-esteem
Self Harm
Trauma


Health Issues
Loneliness
Suicidal thoughts
Work
Stress
Cultural and Ethnicity
Lack of confidence
Codependency
Personal Development
Coaching
and many more.

I am a fully qualified counsellor, registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I practice within the organisation’s ethical framework.

 

Counsellor / Psychotherapist / Psychodynamic Psychotherapist / Psychodynamic Psychotherapist / Person Centred Psychotherapist / Neurolinguistic Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 70 £
Trial Rate 50 £
From The Lansdowne Building, 2 Lansdowne Road Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom (UK)
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Kieran Mountney

Are you someone experiencing anger, anxiety, worry, stress, negative self-talk, or self-doubt? Does it feel as though negative thoughts, comparisons, “what ifs”, and worst-case scenarios are constantly occupying your mind? Perhaps you’re tired of putting others first and not prioritising your own needs? Are you tired of feeling alone? Or are you feeling overwhelmed and maybe even burnt out from life (and that was even before lockdown!)?

I know from my own experiences and from many years of helping people that putting yourself first and asking for help can bring up feelings of fear and indeed shame.  I’ve been there and it sucks to feel this way but the good news is: you’re not alone and it’s possible to find relief.

Together, we can help you discover your ability to build confidence, boost your self-esteem, tackle stress whether it be at home or at work, create healthy relationships with yourself and others, and gain control of the worry and anxiety in your life.

When I work with my clients, I use compassion, humour, and absolutely no judgment because therapy should be a place where you feel safe to be yourself; the “real you”.  I will provide the effective techniques and support you need to gain growth, understanding, and develop skills that will help you start living the awesome life you deserve.

We all have the ability to change but sometime’s we need a little bit of help getting there.

Finding a therapist takes courage, and I’m so glad you’re here! Whether this is your first time or you have previous experience with counselling, I will be happy to join with you wherever you are on your journey. Email me to schedule your first session today!

Counsellor
Hourly Rate 45 £
Trial Rate N/A
From 6 Hull Road, Camborne, Cornwall, United Kingdom (UK)
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Kat Marlow

Realizing that you need help and taking the first step can be hard – you’ll find that I offer a welcoming, safe and non-judgmental space to explore, understand and grow at your own pace.

I’m passionate about helping people to achieve as much change as possible in the shortest reasonable time, whilst recognizing that for some, this might require a longer-term view – ultimately, it’s all about helping you to achieve a more positive and fulfilling way of living that lasts! I offer confidential and non-judgmental time and space to think and reflect, and use a number of tried and tested therapeutic techniques, including deep relaxation and guided imagery to help you to understand and transform your experiences and emotions with compassion and a different perspective.

 

“Kat Marlow was kind and professional. She helped me untangle my confused mind and see things clearly”.
“Kat is a sensitive and highly skilled counsellor…her positive energy shines through her work..highly recommended.”

 

Psychotherapist / Integrative Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 50 £
Trial Rate N/A
From The Retreat, 29 Welland Avenue, Gartree Market Harborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom (UK)
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Ellena Fries

I’m a UKCP registered Psychotherapist with a body oriented approach. More than 20 years of experience have given me time to acquire a variety of tools and insight into many approaches to meet the needs of each client in an individual way that respects each person’s own wisdom towards healing.

Main specialities are trauma, depression, anxiety, spiritual development, anger management, berievement among many others.

I work online and face to face and the body oriented aspect can be practised surprisingly well via video links – I’m myself receiving support and supervision in this way.

I’m a psychodynamic and body oriented psychotherapist with my a practice in Penzance, Cornwall. Genuine compassion, kindness, mindfulness, contact, depth, kind confrontation and humour are some keys to describe the way I work. The aim is to build a trusting relationship that creates a sense of deep safety and can also withstand a challenge if that might be needed.

Sometimes words are not enough or cannot reach the place that wants to be reached. The way I integrate talking therapy and the body oriented approach depends on each individual client and their specific needs. With some clients I ‘only’ talk, but I will alwyas encourage mindfulness of breath and body.

Body oriented psychotherapy has proven most helpful for trauma, anxiety and panic disorders and depression. If you are feeling sad, experiencing relationship issues or just having a hard time feeling overwhelmed with life, your children or an illness, there will be a way forward.

Is it for you?

    If you have been in therapy and found that just talking didn’t get you to the place you needed to go …
    If you have ever craved for a therapy that gives you the space and the guidance to go deep and express, what feels unexpressable…
    If you have noticed that when you feel depressed or anxious your body also seems to be suffering like IBS, being tense or aching

…then a body oriented approach might just be what you have been looking for. Our body is a miracle. It houses our personality, our spirit and our soul. Whatever we do or whatever happens to one of these aspects is intrinsically linked with the others.

What happens during treatment?

Talking is still a main tool in my therapy practice. But alongside the mind with its capacity to articulate and analyse, I will invite the whole of your Being to be present. We will work with body awareness, learning how to sense what your body feels like and to notice its messages. In order to do that I might invite you to close your eyes, deepen your breath or if appropriate to lie down. We might do specific exercises to support your grounding or the way you set boundaries. It is absolutely possible to do this via video link.

The only think we cannot do via video link is this: Sometimes I use touch (only in agreement with the client)  and I might use a particular massage: Biodynamic Massage, also called Gerda Boyesen Method. It is a  very therapeutic massage, that has been especially developed to work with the mind/body connection.

Essence – Simply Being – or: who are we really?

When we embark in deep psychotherapy, sometimes we find ourselves on the path of spiritual growth and a search for our true self. Metaphysical questions might open up and the journey becomes its own purpose. Spiritual development and coaching can be part of a treatment agreement. Mindfulness techniques and Meditation are both very nourishing for the soul and the nervous system and can take us beyond the realm of the thinking mind into Simply Being.

About myself

Born in 1960 I grew up in Germany near the French border. In 2002 I came to Cornwall. I work in private practice in Penzance and for Occupational Health, RCHT Truro. I have over 20years experience and still love it.
I’m passionate about spiritual development. I’m a Buddhist and a student of the Ridhwan school. I’m a  trained Yoga teacher and I have a degree in Social Anthropology, I care for the planet and I support  multiculturalism. I love humour, nature and the arts. Walking, painting and dancing are favorites. All the ‘hard facts’ like membership bodies and training you will find further down in my profile.

Thank you for reading this. I appreciate that you are taking the time.

Psychotherapist / Body Psychotherapist / Biodynamic Psychotherapist / Biodynamic Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 50 £
Trial Rate 35 £
From 31A Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom (UK)
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Sam Gibbons

I am a BACP registered and professionally trained and qualified counsellor. I offer a friendly and approachable counselling service to adults and young people (16yrs+) either online, via telephone, or face-to-face in Surbiton and Twickenham.

Making initial contact with a counsellor or psychotherapist can be difficult, and many people feel anxious in doing so. My aim is to make this process as supportive as possible for you; I offer a professional counselling service which is warm, empathic, non-judgemental, and flexible to your needs.

What has brought you here?

People come to counselling and psychotherapy for a variety of reasons. These may include feelings of distress, hopelessness, anxiety and/or unease, and often not knowing quite why you feel this way; a sense that ‘something just doesn’t feel quite right’. Maybe you are experiencing problematic thoughts and behaviours – thinking, feeling and/or behaving in ways which may lead to feelings of embarrassment, shame, or feeling a need to disappear. Or maybe you are experiencing feelings of low self-esteem, feeling depressed and unable to engage with life, feeling pessimistic, misunderstood and alienated.

Sometimes, people feel able to talk about their difficulties with a close friend or relative, but often these problems can feel too difficult, or too personal to discuss within a conventional relationship. Others may feel that they ‘should’ be able to work through such issues on their own, but they somehow feel that they are just too big.

How I can help

With the help of an objective and professional therapist, counselling allows you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive environment, helping you make sense of the troubling conflicts between your emotions and your behaviour, and allowing the opportunity for positive change happen.

Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Hourly Rate 60 £
Trial Rate N/A
From Surbiton and Twickenham (details upon request), United Kingdom (UK)