Priscilla Short. BSc, MA, MBACP
It can be daunting to work out which therapist is right for you. My area of expertise is in relationship issues. I have an MA in Relationship Therapy and work with couples, individuals and families to help work through difficulties and improve relationships. Most clients who come for counselling say "I wish I'd come sooner" as they experience the transformation that happens when they work with a trained professional in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Many issues affect our ability to form and maintain rewarding relationships, particularly mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. You will see in my list of additional training (below) some of the specific trainings I've undertaken. These are relevant, because issues such as mental health, childhood sexual abuse, abusive childhoods, previous trauma and loss, gender issues, work stress, sexuality and addictions can all affect our ability to form or retain strong relationships.
As a qualified family counsellor, I work with families to address issues that are causing distress and / or disagreement. This could be the impact of divorce, separation and new relationships, or the impact of adolescence on family relationships.
I have very extensive training in both psychology and psychotherapy and also spend one day a week involved in ongoing research, writing and keeping up to date with the latest literature and research.
I work in private practice in both London (Belgravia) and North Norfolk (Blakeney).
If you feel it would be helpful initially to talk informally about your issue and whether you feel that counselling is for you then please send me an email and I'll get back to you as soon as I can, usually within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Psychology (1st class hons)
Post graduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology
MA in Relationship Therapy (Distinction)
IAPT (TCCR) training in depression
I've also done many topic specific trainings including:
- Mental Health (anxiety, depression)
- Adult survivors of sexual abuse
- Child and adolescent psychotherapy
- Working with feelings of shame
- Domestic violence
- Sexual violence / rape
- Couples Counselling with Depression (where one or both partners suffer with depression)
- Suicide and suicidal ideation
- Sex / Love addiction
I am a member of
- BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists)
- AFT (Association of Family Therapists)
- BPS (British Psychological Society)
I have regular supervision and and bound by the guidelines for ethical practice for all three organisations listed above.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
£60-80, although financial support towards the cost of counselling can be arranged in some situations.
Below are some recent quotes from some of my clients at various stages of counselling.
Post counselling questionnaire completed October 2016
I'd highly recommend Priscilla. She's very good and her job, very easy to open up to. She empathises with your situation, is very approachable..... carry on doing what you're doing Priscilla. Thank you for everything!
Post counselling questionnaire completed 24th August 2016
I would say Priscilla has a very high level of understanding and was able to put things into perspective, giving us lots to discuss after each session.
Post counselling questionnaire completed 4th August 2016
Excellent counsellor, very perceptive and an enormous help.
Text received 25th July 2016 (from a client after completing her course of counselling)
Thank you for your support and kindness. It means a great deal to me. You are a special lady!
Post counselling questionnaire completed 21st July 2016
I would definitely recommend Priscilla. I found her to be a non-judgemental, fair, frank and yet sensitive counsellor.... I wish that people would have this kind of counselling before things go wrong - ironic!
Post counselling questionnaire completed 3rd July 2016
Priscilla puts you at ease, listens and gives you the positive. She gives you acceptance of your situation and a step forward. As one half of a couple attending I found Priscilla very good with both of us.
Text received 28th June 2016
Thank you for everything. You have been a great help. (name removed)
Text received 28th June 2016 from a client who has just completed a course of counselling:
I just wanted to say thank you for helping me to find me…. For the first time in months (maybe even years) I can say I feel happy again and I can also say I feel strong. This is priceless. Thank you. (name removed)
Email received 24th May 2016
Dear Priscilla. We would like to thank you for all your support and help over the past months . You have been truly inspirational and have exceeded all expectations. With sincere thanks and kindest regards. (name removed)
Text received 23rd May 2016
Hi Priscilla. Just wanted to say thank you for yesterday. I know I was very emotional but I'm sure you see that all the time. It's nice to talk to someone who 'gets me' and doesn't make me feel strange or stupid for my feelings. You're amazing at your job, thank you. (name removed)
Text received 12th May 2016
Thank you for todays session. As usual I feel that I am really getting somewhere although the left brain 'thinking' is definitely easier to work with than the 'right! (name removed)
Maps & Directions
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Types of client