Robert Henderson, MSc MBACP, MBPS
3 Isbourne House
If you are in a crisis or experiencing a long term problem, let me help you. Whether your issues continue to repeat themselves or you are in a panic these day, try counselling to feel better. You will be treated with respect, confidentiality and in a safe environment with a trustworthy professional.
My firs goal is to provide you with the assurance you need to feel comfortable discussing something you may find very difficult. This is not a problem, there is plenty of time and you can share only what you feel comfortable with. I want you to feel safe enough explore the issues concerning you. 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 issues and those with physical disabilities as well.
If you are struggling coping at the moment, there are strategies to help you manage get through the day.
We can work unraveling repetitive issues, loss, depression or anxiety while seeking to get to the core of what is going on. Or you may discover you want to first manage an immediate concern and then resolve long standing implications.
I offer a low fee first session for me to get an assessment, for me to get some practical information and for you to see if you feel comfortable with counselling.
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
Listen In, Berkley Square, Bristol Volunteer Counsellor 2010-2011
Private Practise New York, 1987-2007
Support Worker 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 and grief and depression.
About me: The techniques I lean towards vary accordingly. For the short-term processes, I sometimes use a blended version of Cognitive Behavioural and Compassion Focused Techniques but for the open-ended therapy I usually lean towards a more Systemic/Psychodynamic or Client Centred approach.
I’d like to say I have a Mindful Practise however I often find myself engaging with clients in such a varied way as I aim to suit your needs, so most would say I have an Integrative Practise, which to me means a blend.
I am an American, mostly from New York, which may influence my style which may seem direct and extremely honest. more 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|