Goring By Sea
At some point in their life, most people suffer pain and confusion because of a relationship that has gone wrong and which creates feelings of anger or withdrawal and sadness inside.
I can provide a safe, non-critical space where you can explore and express your feelings, and find ways of solving or managing your concerns and problems.
I have a pleasant room in a peaceful, residential location where you will be able to talk freely and confidentially.
With over 25 years of experience using a range of counselling techniques, including CBT, I can adopt a style suited to most needs.
A first session will provide an indication of the best way forward, how many sessions may be required, and establishes if you wish to continue further. You decide whether to continue and when to finish. The first, largely exploratory, session may take longer than an hour but is normally a therapeutic counselling experience.
Short-term, focused counselling is used when only a few sessions are indicated. A great deal of can be achieved in just a few sessions. If you have deeper problems that are linked to past events, these may take longer to work through, but the past events are not dwelt on more than is necessary to gain an understanding of the cause of a problem.
If you suffer from flash-backs and memories associated with trauma, I have found that a method I use specifically for such situations has been particularly helpful in bringing the relief that was desperately sought.
I operate a flexible appointment system, and aim to see you within a week of being contacted. Appointments times are during the day and some evenings.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKRC Registered Practitioner with BACP Accreditation.
1986 Diploma in Counselling
1991 Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
1998 Certificate in Counselling Supervision
2002 EMDR Level I
2003 EMDR Level II
Currently Head of Counselling for a Counselling Service.
Counselling Supervisor for an organisation that provides emotional support for carers.
I have worked as a counsellor within the NHS.
I have worked for a number of Employee Assistance Programs.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Post-Traumatic Stress - EMDR can be particularly helpful in processing traumatic events or disturbing memories
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
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One full hour costs:
£40 for individuals
£50 for couples
There is no additional charge for the first session.
At the first session, I am prepared to discuss reduced fees for further sessions if necessary.
Arrangements for payment of Telephone Counselling can be discussed on an individual basis.
Relationship issues and Couples Counselling, for which I have given training workshops to other consellors, are among my specialities.
If only one partner chooses to come for counselling, it can still help to improve the relationship.
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Supervision & training
My experience as a supervisor extends over 12 years, providing supervision for individual therapists, both established practitioners and students.View supervision profile