Kenneth Clifford, Mindfulness Counselling. MBACP AAGT.
Libreo Counselling Service
122 Winter Road
61 Granada Road
Welcome to my unique life enhancing therapy. Stimulate your mind, help enter into freeing your inner being, feel more creative, expansive and complete in your life experiences. The possibilities are endless when you free yourself from all your outside concerns creating a peaceful and liberating life space.
My approach to therapy is kind, caring compassionate, challenging (to enhance growth), supportive open hearted, added with humor and gentleness, attending to your needs from moment to moment in a non judgement way.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. My name is Kenneth Clifford I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in Portsmouth and Southsea. I abide by the regulation of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I often see potential therapy clients for an initial 30 minute free of charge session which allows us to get to know each other and to see if you feel comfortable in opening up to me about your present situation. Our first session is an opportunity to share any issues that are causing you distress, ask questions and to get a feel of the way I work and my approach. I can also gain a better understanding of what you are wanting from therapy. You can then make an informed decision as to whether you feel comfortable working with me and I can assess whether my therapy is appropriate for you.
I work with a number of issues, such as
My experience is not limited to these issues and is very broad in my psychological understanding.
I specialise in working with people who struggle with Anxiety. Anxiety is different for everybody and we all react differently to all kinds of situations. So it is important that you become aware of your thoughts, feelings, sensations and reactions to your life situations. This will allow you to have a better understanding in dealing with your anxiety. The more aware we become of our triggers the sooner we can deal with these feelings and centre ourselves in a more grounded place. Your patterns of functioning can be deeply ingrained in you which you may or may not be aware that you are avoiding situations to keep your anxiety at bay. Often anxiety is,
1, Worries about the future.
2, Ruminations about the past.
3, Thoughts about being in danger.
4, Critical thoughts about self.
Do you have any of these body sensations, Rapid heart rate, dizziness lightheadedness, sweating, shortness of breath, blushing, trembling or shaky feelings, dry mouth, stomach distress, tension or soreness in the neck, shoulders, or any other muscles, headaches, fatigue, irritability and other sensations. You maybe experiencing Anger, sadness, surprise, disgust, shame as well as other emotions.
Psychotherapy session fifty minutes. £45-£50
These sessions are tailored to enhance awareness as to what has been happening in your life and is a process of starting to think about the changes that need to happen for you to feel more happy gaining understanding how you want your life to be. The key is to take responsibility, accept your situation and move forward. This take courage on your part and support for me for growth to take place
Mindfulness & Psychotherapy session an hour twenty minutes. £65
This is a great way of speeding up the therapeutic process, the session begins with a 30 minutes of mindfulness relaxation. this will help bring clarity on the issues you wish to work with during the session. We then have 50 minutes together to focus on what has come up for you during the week which you wish to address. Most of my client who choose this option are dealing with an extremely stressful life style and need the relaxation. These session our held mainly on Saturday’s but can be arranged during the week to.
Many people are busy with jobs around the world and are away from home a lot. Most of my skype clients are in the corporate world managing very intense jobs with much responsibility. To know that there is relief from the stress is very empowering particularly when your support network is in another country. Skype works very well and most people are surprised as to how effective the therapy can be.
Mindfulness Coaching. £45-£50
For some client they are more interested in setting up a mindfulness practice and learning to relax. This is a time where we meditate together, help you understand what is stopping you from progressing in your practice, putting mindfulness into your everyday life, setting goals each week, understanding your mind and focusing your attention. Here are some themes we explore during this time.
Acceptance, Attachments, Kindness, Compassion, , Forgiveness, Letting go, Trust, Happiness, Non doing, beginners mind, patience and being non-judgmental.
.I also offer the option of Mindfulness & Relaxation classes to go along side your individual sessions. This is a great way of speeding up the healing process. The relaxation classes run on
Some Saturday mornings at 10 30am
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed the Psychotherapy Post Graduate Diploma and the BACP accredited Diploma.
Pacific Gestalt institute LA, with the highly respected Gary Yontef and Lynne Jacobs in a residential setting.
2 year at Portsmouth Area Rape crisis centre working with men and women 18 years and over.
7 years experience of running a mental health team of over 15 professionals working with adults with challenging behaviour in a residential setting.
7 years at Off The Record working with adolescents aged between 11 to 25. I continue to have input into the development of the organisation and run training's and workshops.
Psychotherapy Post Graduate Diploma,
BACP Diploma in Counselling (Gestalt centre London)
UKCP Masters psychotherapy training in Gestalt therapy
I am bound by and adhere to the BACP's ETHICAL FRAMEWORK this enables my practice to work to high standards and keep within the guidelines to create a safe working environment.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- 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
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY RATES.
Fee per session £45
Earning over £30,000 a year £50.
MY WORKING WEEK
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
My words, however many, will never truly express how much you have touched my life. I have thought a lot about my last session with you today and how I will feel. already trying to analyse something that has yet to happen.
I want to thank you for sharing part of my life's journey and offering counsel and support to me throughout.
This will be a hard good bye and in many ways I have you to thank for that because you have helped me feel again. You have helped me appreciate being able to physically feel emotions instead of running away from it.
You saw my sad eyes and the fact that I was discouraged and I had lost sight of it all. You have helped me find the darkness inside me which was making me feel small.
You saw my true colour's and now hopefully they will shine through. I wont be afraid to let them show because I am beautiful, like a rainbow.
I have learnt so much from you Ken and I will be forever thankful that you came into my life when you did. This good bye is so hard but testimony to your abilities to counsel. To the first person who truly listened to me a hundred thank you's. (S) 2012
To book an appointment email me at email@example.com or alternatively call 07527532600. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or queries you may have around the therapy process.
Kenneth Clifford BACP
Maps & Directions
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Evening and Weekend sessions available please contact me for more details.
Types of client