Brent Carville Magee MBPsS
Holborn & Clerkenwell Psychotherapy
9 Coldbath Square
I mainly work with Anxiety and Stress
I am a experienced and qualified psychotherapist/counsellor mostly working with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Psychodynamic theory. I have seen countless clients improve over the years with these combined techniques.
I work mainly with anxiety, including those who have been in therapy before and not improved, or have relapsed. I have an excellent track record in getting good results with my clients, and have seen countless clients improve over the years with the techniques I use. I work efficiently to reach goals quickly, valuing time, cultivating motivation, and improving clients' sense of control.I treat a variety of issues. But I am consistent in my approach. It is crucial for the client to feel comfortable. Then I strive to understand the person in his or her context, collaboratively set goals, and work efficiently to reach those targets.I believe once emotional symptoms like anxiety and anger have diminished, adding positive emotions and building on existing strengths can help prevent relapse and improve life satisfaction.
Feel free to call or email me if you have any questions and I will be happy to help
Terapia Consultancy 9 Coldbath Square, set within a peaceful courtyard just a short walk from Angel, Kings Cross, Islington, Chancery Lane, Barbican, Farringdon and Russell Square stations. There is also a very good bus service to Coldbath Square No.s 17, 19, 38, 45, 46, 63, 341.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at PHTA, Regents collage London and am a fully qualified psychotherapist. I am a member of the National counselling society of which I am accredited. I am also a member of the British association for counselling and psychotherapy MBACP. I adhere to the ethics of Both these organisations which promote the highest standards of training and professional ethics among their members. I am also a graduate member of the British psychological society BPS.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- 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)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My specialism is anxiety
Because I have been working with people who suffer from anxiety for many years, I have a very in-depth knowledge in this area. I have seen many people come with little hope, only to find that things can improve, and that they don't have to live in fear and dread. People often come to therapy without being aware they have a specific form of anxiety, that can be successfully treated in a way that they are able to function much better in their daily lives.
When people are anxious, they can sometimes feel fearful and tense or have an intense feeling of dread without knowing why. Anxiety may also include other unpleasant feeling such as fast heart rate or feeling dizzy and sick. Dry mouth, sweating and feeling hot. Also headaches and fast breathing. Anxiety can also make people feel that they are going mad or losing control, or that they have some sort of psychological imbalance.
It is important to remember that everyone can have feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example you may feel worried or anxious about having medical tests. starting a new job, or moving house. During these times feeling anxious is perfectly normal. However, some people find it difficult to control their worries and anxiety which can then start to take over and begin to affect their daily life. However with treatment many people are able to control their levels of anxiety.
I have found in practice, a combination approach in treatment works well. I usually combine a form of Cognitive behavioural therapy with a Psychodynamic style of therapy in order to address underlying problems as well. Cognitive behavioural therapy CBT is recommended by and used in the NHS for the treatment of anxiety related issues. CBT looks at our underlying beliefs and thoughts about the world around us as well as our opinion and beliefs about ourselves.
Anxiety problems I commonly treat include generalized anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and panic disorder.
£65 for Individuals - 55 minute session
£80 for couples - 60 minute session
£90 1 hour 30 minute intensive session
Each session is 55 minutes for individual and 60 minutes for couples
*Full fee will be charge if sessions are cancelled without prior arrangement*
My style is an eclectic mix of psychodynamically informed & cognitive behavioural syle therapy
Psychodynamic therapy is designed to help clients explore the full range of their emotions, including feelings they may not be aware of. By making the unconscious elements of their life a part of their present experience, psychodynamic therapy helps people to understand how their behaviour & mood can be affected by unresolved issues & unconscious feelings
Cognitive behavioural therapy CBT on the other hand focuses on how you think about the things going on in your life- your thoughts, beliefs & attitudes (cognitive processes), & how this can impact on the way you behave & how you deal with emotional problems. CBT also looks at how you can change any negative patterns or beliefs you may hold, that may be causing you difficulties. By doing this, CBT can help change the way you think & feel about yourself, others, & your life.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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11am - 9pm Monday to Friday
Types of client