Terry Burridge Cert.Ed.,RMN, Dip.Couns., M.A., MBACP
9 Rickfords Hill
Freud said "Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength." It is not fashionable to be vulnerable today. We are expected to "get over ourselves" or "get on with things" without spending any time thinking about why we feel vulnerable.
Vulnerability has its roots in the idea of being wounded or injured. We can be wounded or injured by many things. An unhappy marriage; work difficulties; redundancy; money problems; retirement. The list is long. A wound needs time and help to heal. Counselling can help this healing process by allowing you to acknowledge your vulnerability and to grow from this. (As a counsellor I have had to face my own vulnerabilities and make friends with them.)
As a psychodynamic counsellor I don't offer solutions. I offer a time and a place where what you don't say can be heard along with what you do say. Where we can work with your dreams as well as your waking life. As one of my patients put it ,"I don't come to Terry for solutions but for insight." With insight we can make choices about our lives. Psychodynamic counselling aims to bring the unconscious into consciousness.
Coming into therapy is daunting and raises many questions. Will it help? Am I good enough? Isn't it self indulgent to sit and talk about myself? These are all questions that we can talk about in the therapy. The answers might tell you a good deal about yourself and be the start of an interesting journey.
You can find out more from my website www.terryburridge.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are:
Cert.Ed- St.Paul's College, Cheltenham
Mental Health Nurse (RMN) - Fairfield hospital, Beds
B.A. (Hons) - Luton University
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Westminster Pastoral Foundation, London
Diploma in Adult Counselling - Birkbeck College - University of London
M.A. Psychoanalytic Studies - Tavistock Clinic / UEL
I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
What do all these initials mean? They mean that I was a teacher (briefly). A Psychiatric nurse (30 years). A counsellor (15 years) This in its turn means that I have spent a lot of time working with people with various degrees of difficulties. And seen many get much better. The BACP initials mean that i belong to a professional body and am a real counsellor. (And didn't buy my qualifications from eBay!)
Areas of counselling I deal with
Usually £45 per session but this can be discussed in the initial meeting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
All day Monday-Friday.Some Saturday appointments. No Sundays
Types of client