Beverley J Weston, MA. (MNCS Accred), (MBACP)
The Deborah Ubee Trust
20 Egerton Drive
Hi, I am an experienced Counsellor / Psychotherapist who is passionate about supporting individuals to better understand areas of their life that they are finding difficult to manage. I provide a confidential, non-judgemental, safe space for clients to express their thoughts and feelings freely and openly.
I have experience in providing psychotherapy for an array of presenting issues such as: anxiety, bereavement, confidence issues, depression, domestic violence/emotional abuse, eating disorders, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), personality disorders, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relationship problems, sexual dysfunction, sexual trauma, work related stress and much more.
I have a background in family support, am experienced in working with young people that have emotional and behavioural needs, and currently specialise in working with adult survivors of childhood trauma, sexual abuse/assault and domestic violence.
For further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Psychotherapy enables you to understand your emotions and behaviours, and adapt the way you think to support a process of change that will produce healthier thought patterns. Part of the aim is to develop a healthy level of self-esteem, which helps develop rational thought processes and positive coping strategies.
As the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist grows, so does the understanding of self. The negative dynamics of external relationships are often influenced by the positive dynamics within the therapeutic relationship; this can create a process of resolution with the client's external relationships which in-turn reduces stress levels and/or frustration.
If you are feeling overwhelmed or depressed, experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety, or maybe you just want a safe space to talk; counselling psychotherapy can be a positive place to help resolve issues that are preventing you from moving forward. Together we can uncover the root causes behind how you are feeling, connecting the pieces of your puzzle to help you feel whole.
About the way I work:
My approach is Psychodynamic Integrative, which means I combine different approaches and styles to tailor the therapy to individual needs with an analytical influence. I predominantly integrate:
Psychodynamic approaches; which analytically explore past experiences that may be manifesting in the present. I give insights to enable understanding and personal growth.
Transactional Analysis (TA); which explores the way people communicate with each other. I help to identify ways to communicate more effectively when working through common relationship issues.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); which aims to identify irrational or negative thoughts that may cause feelings of stress or persistent low mood. I help to modify your thinking patterns to achieve positive cognitions.
This list is not exhaustive, and the way I work is tailored to accommodate individual therapeutic needs.
Upon an initial consultation/assessment which aims to gather a brief overview of your presenting issues, needs and concerns; we will decide if we are happy to continue together and the duration of sessions.
I offer both short term (12-24 sessions) and longer term (up to 2 years) psychotherapy, according to individual needs and subject to regular reviews. The duration of sessions are negotiable. I encourage a minimum of 8 sessions to establish a positive therapeutic relationship, but therapy is offered on a non obligation bases.
About my professional status:
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and listed on the professional standards authority register. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by both organisations code of ethics. I hold professional indemnity insurance and I receive regular supervision.
To make an enquiry or book a consultation you can contact me via email or phone/text
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Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Counselling
Advanced Professional Diploma in Integrated Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Professional Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills
Continuing Professional Development:
- The body keeps the score: Child Sex Abuse (CSA) and Complex Trauma
The Hidden Taboo: Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Females
Sexual Abuse Within the Family Environment: Recognising and Working with the Traumatic Implications
- Working with OCD
- Working with suicidal thoughts
Working with addiction
Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Working with HIV+ clients and their families
The Psychic pain of Ethnic Minorities in Britain
- The Legacies of Loss
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Fees are £45 for a 50-60 minute session
Reduced rates are available and are assessed on an individual bases.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and I look forward to hearing from you.
SOME OF MY FAVOURITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES...
"Do the best you can until you know better, then, when you know better, do better." [Maya Angelou]
"Without action, you aren't going anywhere." [Mahatma Gandhi]
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes” [Carl Jung]
"I am not what happened to me. I am who I chose to become." [Carl Jung]
"The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course. And your tools will strike at the right moment." [Bruce Lee]
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
"It always seems impossible until its done."
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have." [Bob Marley]
"Where there is no struggle there is no strength." [Oprah Winfrey]
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