Keith Abrahams Dip.HG.P
Executive and Career stress are my fortes. My mission is resolving trauma and I support organisations that work with the full spectrum of mental and emotional health challenges.
My clients remark, ‘Keith just gets me’, complimenting my warmth and gentleness, yet also my varied life experiences, breadth of expertise and an understanding of how tough life can sometimes be.
The most common reasons clients seek help from me are related to stress, anxiety, depression, anger, relationship and work-related issues. This might be related financial stress, promotional issues or challenging life, business and career choices. Often these challenges have their roots in issues of loss, self-esteem and traumatic events.
Clients who consult me value my combination of senior executive & business experience and psychological insight. They come from different backgrounds, with the majority being self-referred executives, professionals, managers and business owners. Many others are parents and caring partners, who value my empathetic life experiences and want to lead effective, calm lives.
Which is one of the main things that I do as a Human Givens therapist and CBT Coach, is help clients make good sense of what is going on, simply explaining why it has such an impact and agreeing with them ways that they can resolve their unhappiness and move forward. This empowers them.
Often, employers engage me to support work-based counselling and stress reduction programs. My clients have included both large, national and multinational organisations as well as smaller organisations too.
Whilst most clients, value this solution focused approach, which normally takes 5-6 sessions, others want to deepen their healing further and may seek to explore their spiritual needs with me.
As part of my commitment to community, I support a social enterprise that makes affordable counselling available to those who are struggling emotionally and financially. Email me if you know someone who might benefit.
Training, qualifications & experience
HG Dip.P Diploma in CBT Coaching
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy
Certificate in Counselling
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Diploma in Spiritual Life Coaching
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Organisations often engage me as part of their Health & Safety obligation, to work with their staff who may be facing emotional challenges or have suffered a traumatic event.
- Ongoing - Anger Management - Resolve your Conflicts - Reclaim your Life - Quickly
- Ongoing - Stress Management - Resolve your Conflicts - Reclaim your Life - Quickly
Many clients find that the simple cognitive and hypnotheraputic techniques I coach and teach help them move on within Two to five sessions. Three is the norm.
It is not unusal for such clients to keep in informal contact, mantain a relationship with me and attend for coaching on an adhoc basis as and when a need arises.
Others choose to explore in more depth and draw down on my wider range of skills, and will attend for a number of ongoing sessions, agreed between us. Some choose to study and develop alongside me.
The frequency of sessions is therefore subject to the needs of the individual.
- There is a difference between stress and anxiety. Can you use it?
- Resilient relationships – starting to master the art of interaction
- The new 'ERA' approach
- Resilience counselling - A straight forward process
- What to do when you get stuck?
- Motivational interviewing
- Acting through Acceptance and Commitiment
- Getting rational, properly emotional and thinking and behaving healthily
- Anxiety – sometimes existing feels so tough!
- Old Dogs, New Tricks?
- Supporting Students to Study Successfully
- Human Givens - Emotionally Intelligent Counselling
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Lifting Low Self Esteem
- Addictions – The Human Givens approach explains why we get addicted
- The World Turned Upside Down
- Building Effective Client Responses
- Resolving Phobias
- Beating Addiction -The Human Givens way
- Strategic Counselling
- Effective Stress Management Counselling
- What are the Human Givens?
- Healing the male psyche - therapy as a rite of passage
- Stressed Employers & Managers?
- Talking Therapies as Effective Return to Work Strategies
- Improving Physical and Emotional Wellbeing
I have practiced as a healer for over 20 years, complementing my pragmatic approach to all our work and life as a Therapist, Coach and Teacher. I place Client empowerment and opportunity at the centre of my work.
In addition to providing the latest pyschological techniques to build on our breadth of Counselling & Therapy experience and qualifications, I serve in the local community to ensure I understand the needs of our clients fully.
I am a father of five and a grandfather to two, I enjoy playfully nurturing, especially the sacred clown in us all, as useful antidote relief to the seriousness that healing often has to address. I have trained in both Person Centred & Psychodynamic Counselling, both of which were powerful precursors to our qualifications as a Human Givens therapist www.hgi.org.uk.
I have also worked extensively in the business worlds as finance director, a CEO, and consultants gaining various professional qualifications including an MBA, HG Dip.P and FCCA. I continue to devote time and energy to helping others through charitable work, which has included with the suicidal, supporting addicts, alongside the homeless, guiding prisoners and with challenged learners in schools.
As well as teaching and running workshops, I have an eclectic approach to spirituality which enables me to explore as wide or as simply as the client needs.
It is with this background that I am able to address a very wide range of issues with an equal variety of approaches ranging from acting as a life coach, therapist through to sacred dreaming. I am pragmatic in my approach, an individual approach that puts nurturing and gentle humour at the centre of the process.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible to clients needs
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|