Kevin George. MBACP Registered
8 Barbara Road
01162 892847 / 07833 674490
My approach to Counselling
There are many different theoretical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. My core training is in Psychodynamic counselling, although I often draw on techniques from other approaches, such as, the use of some Conginitive Behaviour Therapy(CBT) in helping clients to deal with anger management or Progressive Visualisation Therapy for panic attacks.
Relationships with partners, family, work, hobbies or home can be difficult to sustain, or even form in the first place. You may feel stuck and frustrated and be unable to move on. This may be a repetition of an earlier learned way of viewing things which can get repeated and reinforced, going round in circles and creating a pattern of behaviour which makes manageable change and progress in life difficult. All this stopping and starting can lead to anxiety, depression, boredom, resentment, isolation... or generally feeling sad or unhappy.... again. Sometimes it is an unexpected event such as a bereavement, an affair or a separation that leaves us feeling unable to cope.
Counselling is a private and confidential place in which to acknowledge these difficult feelings and recognise repeated patterns of behaviour without judgement, criticism or pressure from friends or family.
As a professionally trained counsellor I am there to guide and maintain some sense of perspective and containment in order to facilitate understanding and change. This does not mean that you will find me sitting quietly nodding occasionally and asking how you feel about something but neither will I tell you how to lead your life or pass judgement. I am an experienced and well qualified counsellor with a realistic approach to life and counselling. As a counsellor I would aim to be engaging, challenging and supportive.
Training, qualifications & experience
2 year Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling - Leicester University 1999
2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - Leicester University 2001.
Cruse Bereavement training 2001.
Progressive Visualisation training for PTSD
I have been working in private practice for over 17 years. In addition to this I am also working with the following organisations:-
- Employee Assistance Programs, which are organisations that provide counselling to the staff of private companies.
- Insurance companies, where counselling/CBT is provided to individuals as part of the psychological support following an accident.
Previously, I worked with the Leicester Counselling Centre in various capacities for over 10 years, for the last 3 of which I was Chair of the Executive Committee. I also worked for the NHS in Corby, where I was as the Practice Counsellor at 3 surgeries.
I am a member of BACP and as such I am bound by their code of ethics and complaints procedures.
I have full Professional Indemnity insurance cover and I am CRB approved.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
I charge £40 per 50 minute session. However, I believe that it is very important to find the right counsellor and for that reason the initial consultation is free with no obligation to continue.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments are available on Tuesdays 6.00pm & 7.15pm Wednesdays 4.45pm, 6.00pm & 7.15pm Thursdays 9.00am, 10.30am, 12.00pm, 2.30pm & 4.00pm Fridays 9.00am, 10.30am, 12.00pm & 2.30pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|