Werner Valentin, MBACP (accred)
Number42 Psychotherapy And Wellbeing Practice
42 Borough High Street
07796 690 646
Problems can be solved, mysteries only lived (James Hillman)
Therapy can be both, a problem solving tool and a journey of discovery. The former is often described as 'counselling', the latter as 'psychotherapy' or 'analysis'. The boundaries are fluid.
Depending on the curiosity of the two people present in the room, therapy can take six sessions or a number of years.
More often than not, the therapeutic journey begins with a problem. Whatever has brought you to this website, it is likely to be issues of relating - be it to others or to aspects of your Self. You may be looking for a way out of your relationship to drugs or alcohol, or you may want to leave your depression and stuckness behind. Maybe life itself is too much for you, or death is ever looming. Or, there is just that feeling of unease that you have been carrying around with you for a long time that appears to be signalling something that you just cannot decipher on your own.
Whatever your issue, it is likely to be reflected in our encounter and together we will need to decide whether to use a problem solving tool kit, an exploratory approach or both. I see therapy as an encounter which explores the past only in so far as that exploration enables a better experience of the present.
As a therapist I can offer you my presence in this present.
In your sessions we will investigate the issues that you bring and what it means to be human. I will trust the process of our meeting to bring forth what is needed:
We may decide to put the emphasis on the application of practical tools in order to help you move forward; we may decide to go on a journey that, not unlike time travel, sends a much needed companion to your Inner Child of long ago; or we may find ways of bringing the difficult feelings that you are experiencing into the therapy room for you to experiment with and for you to find different responses that help you be more in control of your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (1992-96)
- Additional training in Transactional Analysis (1991), Jungian Psychotherapy and Healing (2005), Group Analysis (2009 - 2011)
- Addictions Specialist, including managerial positions, in various settings (2000-2011)
- Facilitator of personal development workshops and retreats (since 1995)
- Meditator and Yoga Practitioner (since 1990)
- Former Teacher of English as a Foreign Language and Teacher Trainer (1981-95)
- Bilingual speaker of English and German
- Diploma in Integrative Supervision (see link to Supervision)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Drug abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I usually charge £80 for a 50 minute session, including our first meeting. Please enquire about concessions as I may have some lower fee spaces available.
If you are on very low, or, indeed, no income, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that Number42 operates a Reduced Fee therapy service for which I am the Lead Practitioner. This service is staffed by carefully selected and supervised trainee therapists and clients usually pay £30 per session with some room for further negotiations, depending on your financial circumstances. Please contact me for more details.
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Supervision & training
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and qualified supervisor.View supervision profile