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Lucy Shepherd

Lucy works with clients mainly using Person Centred and CBT approaches to counselling. Providing confidential counselling for individuals, couples, and families and employers providing workplace counselling services, training and support.

Qualifications
– Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
– Diploma in Counselling
– Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Diploma
– Rewind Therapy
– Certificate in Counselling
– Certificate in Couple & Family Relationship Counselling
– Certificate in Crisis Counselling
– Certificate in Grief & Bereavement Counselling
– Anger & Aggression Management Counselling Certificate
– ASIST Suicide Intervention
– Mediation & Conflict Management qualification
– Diploma in Mindfulness
– Diploma in CBT

Trained & Accredited with Cruse Bereavement Care as a Bereavement Counsellor

Experience working for Staffordshire NHS Trust as part of the Staff Support & Counselling Service, working with personal and work related issues

 

Counsellor
Hourly Rate 50 £
Trial Rate N/A
From Dorsington Lodge, Evesham Road, Evesham Road Evesham, Worcestershire, United Kingdom (UK)
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Ioanna Matte

I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Psychologist.

I have been a practicing counsellor and psychotherapist in London since 2010, working privately and in counselling services with adults dealing with a wide range of difficulties. I specialise and have extended experience in working with the LGBTQI+ community, and with adults affected by abuse, domestic violence, trauma, and childhood abuse.

I also work with same-sex and opposite-sex couples and people in various relationship configurations facing relationship issues.

I offer online sessions in English, Spanish, or Greek.

Counsellor / Psychotherapist / Psychologist / Psychologist / Person Centred Psychotherapist / Humanistic Psychotherapist / Psychotherapeutic Counsellor / Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor / Contemporary Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 70 £
Trial Rate 70 £
From United Kingdom (UK)
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Allison Banister

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.

Many of us struggle to find balance in life sometimes, for a number of reasons and this can sometimes cause us pain, frustration and unhealthy patterns.
Does change feel hard? Connect with new possibilities; sometimes it can be easier with support

When I am not working, I am likely to be practising my own self-care. I began Pilates and mindfulness due to my own long term health condition and have reaped the benefits. I love nothing more, than to enjoy the peace that living by the sea or driving to the nearby countryside brings, enjoying whatever is around me. My family and friends are a hugely important part of my life and I spend as much time as possible with them.

Counsellor
Hourly Rate 55 £
Trial Rate N/A
From THORNTON-CLEVELEYS, LANCASHIRE, 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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Liz

Hello, I am a qualified CBT therapist and I am a member of both the BACP and the BABCP. I have been working as a counsellor for the past three years treating disorders such as anxiety, depression, stress, OCD, trauma, phobias and many other mental health problems. I have worked with people from diverse and varied backgrounds and I treat my clients in a non judgemental and empathic manner with unconditional positive regard.

CBT Therapist
Hourly Rate 40 £
Trial Rate 30 £
From 37 Hamlet Court Road, Southend-on-sea, 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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Jessica

I’m a BACP registered counsellor with a Diploma in Integrative Counselling as well as a Diploma in Online counselling

I work with you in an Integrative way, which means I pull together different approaches which I feel you will respond well to, rather than sticking rigidly to one model. This way we can work together in the way that best suits you.

As well as running my private practice, I currently work at The Terrence Higgins Trust with people living with HIV, and prior to that I worked on their Youth Counselling Project delivering counselling to young adults, with the Central School of Speech and Drama, and a Jewish counselling service for adults. I’ve sat with many different people with individual stories, whether it be bereavement, life limiting illness, relationship difficulties or coming to terms with their sexuality. You can rest assured I will be there for you and will do my best to help you to see things more clearly and to help you to work out how to live a better more fulfilled life.

In addition, my previous work in television production equips me well to support people in the creative industries, and I understand at first hand the challenges of high pressure, high profile work and home life.

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and work within their guidelines to keep you safe and well supported.

Counsellor / Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor / Person Centred Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 60 £
Trial Rate N/A
From online, London, United Kingdom (UK)
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Paul

We are living in challenging times where fear, uncertainty and confusion are commonplace.

Many people I consult with are worried about not fitting in rather than what makes them unique and special. As well as what unites and connects them to others.

It’s easy to become used to over-relying on what others want from us, whilst losing sight of who we really are.

We’ve not been encouraged in many of our communities and establishments to practice self-inquiry and reflection. This is not good for personal autonomy or building courage or confidence to be ourselves.

It’s easy for us to lose touch with how we feel, and be vulnerable to manipulation by others. Perhaps because we are afraid of what others might think of us if we dare to express our differences.

Thankfully coming to counselling and coaching can be a way of learning to manage and cope with uncertainty and the fear of rejection. Helping us to get back in touch with what is important to us, and reconnect with our true feelings and senses.

From here we can grow both mentally and physically stronger and more confident of who we are, and what is right for us and our loved ones.

I always want my work to be first and foremost about being of service to others.

I’ve had an awareness for many years that much of the suffering and terrible things that happen in the world are fundamentally unnecessary and wrong. And that collectively we can help each other to grow stronger and more resourceful individuals and communities.

Self-development is not only an investment in ourselves, but it’s also an investment in society. In that, we are saying we are committed to becoming a better version of ourselves each day for the benefit of our community.

Maybe now is the perfect time to invest in yourself? More and more people are seeking to become more self-actualizing and to reach their true potential.

What would you like to understand better, react differently to, grow stronger in, or be more accepting of?

One of the ways we can do this is by, when possible, making use of the challenges and adversity we face in seeing them as opportunities to grow rather than negativity. Of course, this is not always easy, and we may need help along the way.

I have found through activities like ‘Wim Hof method’ cold therapy training, that doesn’t kill us can most definitely can make us stronger.

If we take sensible strategic risks and practice relaxing into our fight-flight responses, we can develop the resilience we need through gentle repetitive exposure to what we find challenging. This can help us to re-write our responses.

As well as reducing the need to over-rely on medication to function, which also risks putting harmful toxins into our bodies as well as having potentially negative side effects including addiction.

It’s far better to get back in touch with our true nature the way many of our ancestors were.

 

 

Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor / CBT Therapist / Counsellor
Hourly Rate 60 £
Trial Rate 20 £
From Borough House, Borough High Street London, London, United Kingdom (UK)
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Zori Litova - Integrative Counsellor, MBACP (Reg)

I am a humanistic therapeutic counsellor and I offer long and short-term therapy.

I have always been passionate about helping people and helping them reconnect with their true self. I decided to change my career and become a counsellor after my positive experience in therapy as a client. I believe that self-awareness is the foundation for personal growth and positive life changes.

Counsellor / Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Hourly Rate 60 £
Trial Rate 40 £
From Canada Water, London, United Kingdom (UK)
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John Hilsdon

I have been a counsellor for over 20 years, working with people of all ages and from many different social and cultural backgrounds. I love working online because it brings a clear and powerful focus to communication, supporting the positive changes my clients are seeking to make in their lives.

I have worked in education and counselling for most of my working life, beginning as a teacher in adult and further education, then as a university lecturer, a head of department and wellbeing services manager. I have worked as a counsellor since 1999. I am a big music fan, an animal lover, traveller and an outdoorsy person – but I love cities too! I really enjoy my counselling work because I love people. We are all so different – and yet we share that essential thing of being human and living in this extraordinary, beautiful and sometimes cruel and terrifying world. If you choose to work with me, I will do my utmost to help you, to respect your uniqueness as a person, and to be with you in working through whatever issues your bring to the counselling sessions.

Counsellor / Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor / Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor / Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor / CBT Therapist
Hourly Rate 55 £
Trial Rate 15 £
From I work online, United Kingdom (UK)
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Amy Stoddard Ajayi

I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with extensive NHS experience. I am the Mental Health Lead for the Cambridge Medical Academy (Cambridge University), where I train a global network of 800+ doctors and nurses in mental health. My research on improving access to mental health has been published internationally. I lecture at Southampton University teaching the Phd and MSc Psychology students. I provide in depth assessment and treatment for a range of psychological and emotional problems.

During my career, I have gained significant experience and supporting people to become psychologically and emotionally well again. Many of the patients I have supported have required specialist support with chronic anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, addiction and physical and psychological pain. I have in-depth clinical knowledge of how to manage complex psychological conditions.

My first degree in Anthropology and MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sit as a foundation for all of my professional work. This has included the clinical delivery and management of services for young people, troubled families and secondary care psychotherapy (complex comorbidity and Personality Disorders).

CBT Therapist
Hourly Rate 120 £
Trial Rate N/A
From The Consulting Rooms, 24 West Street, Chichester West Sussex, West sussex, United Kingdom (UK)
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mysearchforself Counselling & Psychotherapy

I am passionate in helping people find a happier way of being with greater fulfillment in their life. Whatever is causing you difficulty, I believe that things can be different for you. You may feel any mix of feelings that impact your life and relationships negatively. Any are valid and, I feel, are a communication to what may be going on within. I offer compassion and understanding without any judgement in a space in which we can truly get to know what is difficult. In this space we can gently explore anything that troubles you so that we may work through any issues together, no matter how big or small you feel it is.

I work from a psychodynamic approach which explores how the person you have become today is a result of all of your past experiences and may impact how you relate to others and yourself today. Prior to private practice, I have worked within the N.H.S as an honorary psychotherapist, in Secure units and have also taught Counselling Courses.
I understand that starting this journey may feel daunting. Our work together will move at your pace and will be confidential. If you would like to start or fear starting, please call for an informal chat so that we might get a feel for each other. This way you can get a sense if I am the right therapist for you.

Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 55 £
Trial Rate 55 £
From 17 St. Peters Avenue, Ongar, United Kingdom (UK)
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Mariella

I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) who works in accordance with the BACP’s Ethical framework.

I began my academic training in the field of Psychology at London Guildhall University and after extensive research on Community Mental Health Care I progressed onto a 3yr BACP accredited Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. I qualified in 2008 and set up in private practice.

I have worked extensively with the following:

    Children & Adolescents
    Childhood Trauma
    Depression & Anxiety
    Relationship struggles
    Family Difficulties
    Loss & Bereavement
    Anger & aggression
    Survivors of Abuse
    Sexuality & sexual differences
    Attachment Disorder
    Cultural Identity
    Suicidal Thoughts
    Cultural Identity
    Meaninglessness & futility of life
    Work/life balance
    Job loss
    Illness
    Dependency
    Self Esteem

In 2013, I undertook a Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents Using The Arts which allowed to me to then go on and set up and run a Counselling Service at Lea Valley Primary School and The Complete Works Alternative Provision, working with vulnerable children and adolescents.

Therefore, in addition to my private practice I have also worked as a psychotherapist in community counselling agencies such as MIND, Barnet Community Counselling and Counselling Initiatives in Islington as well as with young people at Hornsey YMCA and Whitefields Secondary School. Hence, this has therefore provided me with experience in working with children and young people of all ages.

In addition to one to one counselling I can also offer bespoke well-being and pastoral programmes which can be developed for a variety of settings from primary and secondary schools to pupil referral units.

Using some of the key elements of counselling, I am able to work with individuals, groups and whole settings whereby I seek to develop working programmes that look at areas such as conflict resolution, working with others, listening and self esteem as well as addressing specific issues identified as being significant to that particular setting.
This may include areas such as friendship, eating disorders, bullying, collaboration, peer and family pressure, puberty and addiction.

I understand my work as a counsellor to be about providing you with a non-judgemental, safe, relational space, where my role is to facilitate you in addressing past experiences and how they impact on the present, the person you are today and support you in developing a deeper awareness of how you experience yourself privately, in relationships, in the world and in the present moment in the counselling relationship.

The counselling process can enable the possibility for exploring choices and change and can also lead to greater self-understanding, heightened self-acceptance, improved relationships with others and greater control over your life.

 

Counsellor / Integrative Psychotherapist / Humanistic Psychotherapist / Humanistic Psychotherapist / Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Hourly Rate 60 £
Trial Rate 45 £
From United Kingdom (UK)
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Gareth Strangemore-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 20 years.
Specialist in Online Therapy – Skype, Zoom or easy access video link (no software needed).
Telephone consultations 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 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 & Exam Stress
– Phobias & 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
 
ABOUT ME
– Co-Founder and Director of Alchemy Hypnotherapy
– Consultant Medical Hypnotherapist and Clinical Solution Focused Psychotherapist
– Recognised by NHS Choices, The BMA (British Medical Association), The BPS (British Psychological Society) and The Professional Standards Authority
– Trained at The Clifton Practice with the eminent David Newton and Susan Rodrigues
– Guest speaker with David Newton at The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) Annual Conference 2018
– Co-Founder / Director of The Penarth Practice
– Co-founder / Director of Lightbulb Solutions Group (Sport Performance, Education, Training and Transformation: Presentations, Speaking and Seminars)
– Medical Hypnotherapy for Cancer Patients, Marie Curie
– Winner of Zokit Business Awards (2017) for “Outstanding Contribution to Community”
– Special Commendation from Cancer Research Wales
– Reiki Master / Quantum Healing Master / Other Holistic Therapies
– Marketing, PR, Communications and Event Consultant (Quantum Communications)
– Author, Journalist and Broadcaster (Worldshift Media)
– Teacher (Schools, Neath College, Cardiff University, Brunel University)
– Founder, Fundraiser, Trustee (Tsunami Relief, Ecoshelter)
– Winner of “Intelligent Optimist of the Year” (ODE Magazine)
 
I am professionally registered with
– Welldoing (NHS Choices)
– CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)
– UK Government Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register
– NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapy)
– AfSFH (Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy)

Psychotherapist / Hypno Psychotherapist / CBT Therapist / CBT Therapist / Counsellor
Hourly Rate 90 £
Trial Rate 90 £
From Alchemy Life Therapy, 6 Rowan Close Penarth, United Kingdom (UK)
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Wongani Nyirenda

Phone or Zoom, etc.  £25-45/ session. 8am-10pm except Fridays.  Registered  BACP.  Clinical experience. Masters psychology degree.  Diploma in counselling.  Conducting a doctorate research thesis.

 

I am an eclectic professional with years of clinical experience: currently a Trainee Counselling Psychologist on a professional doctorate in counselling psychology, already with a Diploma in Human Relations & Counselling (Psychodynamic modality) and an MA Hons Psychology degree, as well as extensive and broad working and voluntary experience over four years.

Counsellor / Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 45 £
Trial Rate 25 £
From 1, Letham Toll Letham, Fife, 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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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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Tracy Dunning

When we go through life, our opinions alter and so do our thoughts on past and present experiences. Things we have been through previously can suddenly hit us like a ton of bricks and we don’t know where the thoughts came from. We can be watching tv, reading a book and all of a sudden, Anxiety we never had before rears its ugly head affecting us in ways we never thought of, disturbing our daily lives whether gradually or suddenly. We could be sitting in a cafe with friends, completing tasks at school/work and all of a sudden a huge wave of grief takes over us. I am here to help you explore these feelings learning ways to cope.

 

I am a qualified counsellor and have CBT as my core model of study. I have also had personal experience of mental & physical abuse, health issues, divorce, loss & bereavement, LGBT+ issues and many others from child, young person and adult perspectives therefore I am able to empathise with my clients issues and walk with them on their own path of life.

Counsellor / Integrative Psychotherapist / Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor / Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor / Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapist / Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Hourly Rate 45 £
Trial Rate N/A
From Toft Hill, Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom (UK)
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Sophie Barrett

I am a qualified Counselling Psychotherapist and an accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).  As an accredited member I am recognise as having achieved a high standard of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy.  I keep myself informed of up to date research and continue to develop my own skills and understanding through CPD courses and further training.

With a deep curiosity and desire to understand my own mind and experiences I have undertaken many processes of  personal and academic development.  I am interested in the variety of ways in which to understand how we function, interact and adapt as human beings.

Through my natural analytic way of thinking  I have sought (and continue to seek) to understand the different ways we perceive, understand and manage life experiences, both those of our mind and that of the external world.   This understanding is derived from intense and thorough vocational training; obtaining broad academic qualifications in psychotherapy, counselling and psychology; and from my own therapy and analysis.    I believe in the importance of relational work and see the foundation of any therapeutic healing to be grounded in the relationship with have with ourselves and with others.  This is complexly combined with our neurological, biological, cognitive and psychological composition, which all intertwine with our environmental experiences.

In every individual there is the capacity to adapt, develop and evolve and I believe we all have the ability to create an environment which enables us to manage life’s challenges and continue to develop in the face of them.  We work within the boundaries of our unique psychological make-up using the resources we naturally have and obtaining those we don’t in order to function and grow.  This process begins with recognising that every individual has a choice and in every choice there is a consequence.  Ultimately, one’s choices will determine how one lives life.  Investing in yourself, believing that you are worth the same as another, and creating an internal and external environment which supports you in times of crisis or injury as well as those of development and growth is key to the therapeutic process.

Psychotherapist / Psychodynamic Psychotherapist / Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist / Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 65 £
Trial Rate N/A
From Kent, United Kingdom (UK)
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Simon Jacobs

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
During my professional training, over a 6 year period, I obtained a Post Graduate Diploma and Masters Degree at The Gestalt Centre London, accredited by the London Metropolitan University. I am now an accredited psychotherapist by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adhere to their code of ethics. I also have a Diploma in Supervision, completed in 2015.

Since training, I have worked within the NHS as a counsellor in GP surgeries and in a psychiatric hospital. I have worked as a psychotherapist at the Priory Hospital with individual clients and running therapy and psycho-educational groups for adults and adolescents on issues such as self-esteem, assertiveness and depression.

believe psychotherapy is essentially a creative process between therapist and client as I help you to find a new perspective on your life. Prior to my professional training, I worked as a designer and creative director within the advertising industry and have found this creative and artistic background an important resource as a psychotherapist.

My experience of working under the pressures of the commercial and corporate sectors in a number of different roles and of having traveled widely, have proved invaluable in my work with individuals and groups. This depth of life experience and cultural understanding is an important aspect of psychotherapy which demands an open and tolerant attitude towards a diversity of cultures, views and beliefs.

My interest in understanding how people think and behave has led to a number of written contributions to publications such as Psychologies magazine and the website, Big White Wall. I have also contributed to a number of articles featured in national newspapers which can be seen on the ‘Media/other projects’ page of this site. In January 2016 my work was featured in a TV programme about Facebook addiction called ‘On Friendship’.

HOW I WORK
I incorporate different techniques and theories tailored to suit the unique situation of each client or couple. These approaches include gestalt therapy, with its focus on the present; CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy) to identify and challenge distorted thoughts and perspectives and psychodynamic therapy which examines the past and how it has shaped us. Mindfulness, visualisations, role plays and creative experiments are offered to enliven the process with experiential learning providing tools to use outside the sessions. This integrative approach enables the flexibility to work with many different issues and concerns.

Psychotherapist
Hourly Rate 80 £
Trial Rate 40 £
From Room 617, Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street London, United Kingdom (UK)