Robert Henderson, MSc MBACP, MBPS
3 Isbourne House
I have a varied and extended history in the health field and have worked in numerous settings, including the NHS, with all ages, backgrounds and abilities. I have worked with mental health such as relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety, childhood abuse, bullying, addiction and coping difficulties. I am currently sitting for my MSc in Psychology which gives me a fuller picture of how the mind works. I have practised as a counsellor for 5 years now.
I am a mature counsellor at the age of 60, though I like to think that is the new 40 perhaps because I still have children so I need to stay alert! This is my second career, after 25 years of being a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine in New York where I saw many physical conditions having emotional or psychological connections and thus began my counselling career.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters of Science in Psychology candidate, University of Gloucestershire-cyrrebt MBPS
Masters of Science in Counselling at the University of Bristol-2013 MBACP
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling at the University of Bristol-2012
Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine New York Chiropractic College-1987
Listening Post Volunteer Counsellor 2015-Present
NHS 2gether Trust Fondation Volunteer Counsellor, Cheltenham, Gloucester 2014-2015
counsellor -Listen In Berkley Square, Bristol Volunteer Counsellor 2010-2011
Private Practise Counselling in Cheltenham 2012 - Present
Private Practise - New York, 1987-2007
Direct Care Provider - Fernald State School for Learning Disabled Massachusetts 1978-1980
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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£20 Initial Assessment Fee (First Session)
What Is Counselling?
The answerer to this depends upon who you ask and what you make of it. It is meant to be therapeutic, also known as Therapy, as it benefits your mental health. In what ways it helps you again depends on what you make of it and who you work with. I stress this point as there is no concrete and unchangeable definition of what it should be. For me, counselling is the benefits you receive from the interaction we have and you take forward into your life. What benefits your life may be unique to you or it may share similarities with others’ experiences. I may help you explore your situation with my experiences and knowledge and hopefully unlock some solutions to your current situation or dilemma.
I am experienced in providing brief and long term counselling. I have experience with life changing illnesses, disabilities, grief and depression.
I am an American, mostly from New York, which may influence my style which may seem direct and extremely honest. direct and open. I think I am very flexible on how we work together as no two people respond the same way to therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday and Thursday daytimes, Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday daytimes and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|