Garry Brennan Dip. Couns. Dip. SW/HE

Garry Brennan  Dip. Couns. Dip. SW/HE

Brockley
London
Greater London
SE4

07944712366

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Brockley
London
Greater London
SE4

07944712366

About me

It's not always easy to ask for help when we are struggling and making that first step in contacting a counsellor can feel daunting. Opening up to a complete stranger can be a real challenge and of course you will be hoping that you will feel understood by the counsellor and more importantly, get on with them. With all this in mind, I always strive from our very first contact, to help you feel at ease and to help you appreciate that we all experience difficult times (counsellor's included) and that we are no different from anyone else.By offering you  respect, understanding and support without judgement, I hope that I can help you grow in confidence and understand more about the roots of your difficulties. Counselling is a collaborative effort and so my aim is to work along side you and help you work out what the limitations may be that are stopping you from pursuing more of the life you want to lead. Our goal should always be what is best for you and we will always work at your pace 

I have over 10 years experience in a therapeutic setting working with individuals, couples and families covering a range of issues. I have experience of working with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, bereavement, sex and sexuality concerns, domestic violence, separation, low self esteem and many other things that are difficult to come to terms with by ourselves. I fully appreciate that paying for counselling and finding time to attend sessions whilst balancing your busy work/life schedules can be difficult and so I work flexibly with regard how often you can attend and at what times. Each session lasts for 60 minutes.


Adoption issues

One area of specialism that I have is in helping those individuals who have been adopted as well as couples who are planning to adopt and those who have already adopted their children. I presently offer adoption support through the Barnardo's.Adoption Agency

Training, qualifications & experience


(Qualifications)

Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (BACP Accredited Course) 1999
Diploma in Social Work (Open University) 2005 (HCPC Registered)
RSA Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling 1995
Approved Early Placement Therapist with Barnardo's Adoption Services
Approved Attachment Focussed Therapist with Barnardo's Adoption Services
Approved Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities Parenting group facilitator (Race Equality Foundation) 2007

(Training)

Adoption
Child Protection
Dealing with conflict
Managing depression
Domestic violence
Stress awareness
Parenting
Substance misuse
Drug awareness
Attachment style interviews
Low self-esteem
Self-harm
Welfare rights
HIV/Aids awareness
Health & safety at work
Race awareness
Homelessness
Immigration
Disability rights
CBT
Crisis intervention
Dealing with difficult people
Anxiety
Body Dysmorphia
Bullying
Mental health
Family therapy with children
Webster-Stratton parenting programme
Theraplay
Sexual exploitation
Appreciative enquiry

Experience)

COUNSELLING:

1999 to present: Counsellor working with individuals and couples.

2016 to present: Early Placement and Attachment focussed counsellor with Barnardo's offering counselling to adoptive families.

SOCIAL WORK/COUNSELLING:

2005-2010: Qualified Social Worker working with children and families in the area of child protection including parenting assessments and individual/couple and family therapy/support.

2010-Present: Qualified social worker carrying out prospective adopter assessments and offering post placement support.to adopters and their children

(OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE)

1989-1994: Hostels Officer with Homeless families

1994-2005: Welfare Rights Worker with Homeless families and Asylum seekers

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with all issues surrounding adoption.  Including individuals who have been adopted, couples planning to adopt and couples who already have an adoption placement.I offer adoption support through the Barnardo's Adoption agency.

Fees


I charge £45ph for individuals and  £60ph for couples. Sessions are a full 60 minutes.

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Maps & Directions

London, SE4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: N/A

Availability

9,30am to 7.30pm Mon-Friday, 9am-11am on Saturdays..

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
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