Counselling & Psychotherapy

I use a broadly humanistic, integrative approach developed principally from Gestalt and Body Process Psychotherapy, Neuro-linguistic programming NLP and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Gestalt Therapy is an experiential therapy and centres on the individual’s experience in the here and now, the relationship between the therapist and client, the circumstances in which these things take place, and the adjustments people make as a result of the situation. Gestalt Therapy is holistic and emphasises personal responsibility.

Body Process Psychotherapy is based on the work of Reich, Pierrakos, Dychwald and Lowen among others. It works on the principle that our experiences are captured in the character of our bodies as we go through our lives. In becoming aware of these character structures a person can begin to release trapped energies and harness those energies for use in more productive ways such as creativity and self development.

NLP is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy which works to change the connection between neurological processes (neuro-), language (linguistic) and behavioural patterns learned through experience (programming) to achieve specific goals in life.

CBT is a structured approach which aims to get to the bottom of problems relating to dysfunctional emotions, behaviours and thoughts. This is achieved through the exploration of negative thoughts with a client followed by more goal-oriented sessions in which clients are taught techniques which they can then apply to everyday life.

Types of Counselling Offered

Individual - £50 p/h

Individual counselling usually consists of weekly sessions of one hour duration. These sessions are generally on the same day and at the same time each week though this is not a necessity. If either you, the client, or I need to re-arrange the day or time then another mutually agreeable day or time can be arranged. All sessions require 24 hours notice of cancellation or rearrangement or I reserve the right to charge for that session.

I offer a limited number of concessionary spaces for clients who are on a low income.

Couples - £50 p/h

Couples counselling is similar to individual counselling in that the sessions are weekly and are usually one hour in length, sometimes sessions can be arranged to be longer if needed. Again any cancellations or rearrangements must be made more than 24 hours prior to the appointment time.

Group - £PoA

Groups are on the same day and at the same time each week, fortnight or month. The cost depends on the type of group that is running.

For closed groups with limited numbers of participants the cost is agreed per person and must be paid in advance of the series of groups beginning.

Open groups are usually ongoing and are paid weekly, the cost is per member.

Contact me to discuss your counselling needs.

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