91C Private Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice- Hitchin Town Centre
01462 441297 / 07928 091134
Experienced & mature independant therapists offering personal psychotherapy & counselling. Diagnosed Depression, Psychological difficulties, Relationship Therapy, Personal identity & development & Wellbeing*... We invite those with relationship anxiety or difficulties, health anxiety, Depression, Mild to Severe Anxiety problems, OCD, Trauma, Anger, Addiction, Obsession, Confidence & Self esteem problems, psychological or emotional abuse.
Counselling & Psychotherapy for Adults focuses on the issues that are unique to you. Whether you are the Director of an international company or a person coping with an abusive partner, counselling enables you to talk openly through your issues with a caring and supportive, but uninvolved professional. This is particularly helpful to you if other sources of support, such as family or friends, are too close to be neutral or may be a part of the problem.
Couples counselling Focusing on building relationships, improving communication, resolving conflict and repairing intimacy.
Families are a web of different relationships and structures that affects all of the members. We provide a therapeutic forum for families of any size to come and discuss any concerns or problems they are having. Group sessions are also available.
Children and young people face many challenges; worries about family and friendships, loneliness, bullying and bereavement, or doubts about their gender, sexuality or self. This can be extremely difficult when they are still learning to manage their own feelings and emotions.
The key areas that can be resolved through talking therapy include:
Abuse can range from neglect or over-controlling behaviour through to physical violence or sexual abuse. Counselling can help to rebuild self-esteem, control and break the cycle of abusive behaviour.
Addictions The reasons behind alcohol, drugs, eating, exercising, gambling, shopping, smoking and video game addictions can be realised and understood through professional counselling, helping people to control their habits.
Anger is a natural human response to certain life experiences, and it occurs particularly at times when we come under attack, feel deceived, insulted or frustrated. Anger management therapy is designed to help individuals learn how to control their anger more effectively and lessen the impact their anger problems are having on their lives.
Anxiety and depression Worries and feelings of sadness are surprisingly common in people of all ages. Counselling can help manage fears and build self-esteem to gain more positive control over lives.
Bereavement is the loss of a loved one can have a marked effect on the ones left behind. Bereavement counselling helps to explore the mourning process, adjust to life without a loved one, and find constructive ways of remembering them.
Bullying is the use of force or threat and can take place in schools, work places, homes and neighbourhoods. Verbal, racial or physical harassment is often devastating to a person’s emotional wellbeing. Counselling can lift assertiveness and break the cycle.
Eating Disorders Although eating disorders tend to be more common in certain age groups, it is not uncommon for eating disorders to affect people of any age. Even girls and boys as young as six can suffer from anorexia, bulimia or binge-eating. Body image, control issues and low self-esteem are some of the issues which cause eating disorders and can be modified through counselling.
Family relationship issues From the break-up of parents or the introduction of a new step-family, to brothers and sisters that can’t stop fighting, family relationships can be tough. Through individual or group counselling, families can learn how to understand each other and moderate behaviour to get along.
Loneliness is an unpleasant emotional response to isolation or a lack of companionship. People can be affected by loneliness at any time even though they may be in a marriage, in a relationship, with a families, a veteran or have a successful career. Therapy can help you recognise negative feelings and change thinking patterns.
Low self-esteem, lack of self-worth, a low opinion of abilities and feelings of not deserving love or happiness is a common cause of other problems. In order to overcome low self-esteem it's necessary to break the cycle that keeps it going. Therapy or counselling can often help those suffering from low self-esteem and help develop a sense of self to ensure a more fulfilling life.
Obsessive compulsive disorers (OCD) Compulsive washing, checking, counting and other ritual behaviours are a physical way of managing obsessive thoughts – by carrying out the ritual, the ‘bad thing’ won’t happen. Cognitive behavioural therapy helps the sufferer to rationalise their thoughts by being exposed to emotional triggers in a gradual, structured manner, and seeing that the ritual is not needed.
Relationships It doesn't matter if you're married, living together, single, gay or straight - we're here to help you. Difficulties in relationships are one of the most common causes of unhappiness and often brings people into therapy. Relationship Therapy offers a safe and confidential environment where individuals and couples can explore their relationship concerns with an experienced, professional therapist.
Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure.Pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope. Therapy for stress, can help change negative thought patterns that develop as a result of stress, helping the person to find new ways of thinking about stressful events that may not have such a negative effect.
Sexuality and self Counselling can help people make more informed decisions, to cope with anxieties about sex, sexuality and gender dysmorphia. Through counselling people can be empowered to lessen risk and keep themselves safe, giving them an opportunity to express and understand their feelings in a non-judgemental environment.
Trauma A shock, accident or sudden change in a life can spark changes in outlook and character. Counselling offers the opportunity for people who have suffered such a trauma to discuss and express their feelings, and understand how to work through them to regain a positive outlook.
THERAPISTS AT 91C Counselling
Philip Boddey MBACP (Accred) Counselling for Children and Teenagers:
Philip originally started his career specialising in being a counsellor and psychotherapist for children and teenagers. He has continued to develop and expand his knowledge and skill base and has trained in a wide range of disciplines. Philip offers counselling sessions on a one-to-one basis, or for families, couples, children or teenagers. He can help clients to manage:
- Relationship breakdown
- Gender issues
- Childhood abuse
- Life changes
- Child behavioural difficulties
- Family struggles
As a professional qualified counsellor, Philip works within Continual Professional Development (CPD) working within a number of differing agencies and styles.
Philip is a member of:
- MBACP (Accred) Member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Accredited)
- UKRCP – United Kingdom Register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists
Sometimes during our lives we can experience anxiety, stress and depression. Maybe life has become difficult and we can’t cope, or have lost our direction. I work with individuals, offer couples counselling, and support people experiencing anxiety, depression and stress. In addition I also offer Anger Management and Transgender support. My aim is always to provide a clear, open, supportive and ethical service to enable people to explore, understand, and manage their lives within an ever changing and difficult world. I have over 17 years of clinical experience. I work within the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy - BACP Ethical Framework. Further Information is available on my web site www.transitionscounselling.co.uk/
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
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