Binkie Heather B.Sc., CTA, PTSTA(P), UKCP Reg.
I see individuals and couples.
The most common reasons individuals see me are depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, past and recent trauma, stress, relationship difficulties, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour and general, non-specific unhappiness, sexual problems and pornography addiction.
As a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, I also work with more severe problems include PTSD, bipolar disorder and chronic depression. I have specific training and expertise in the treatment of PTSD and trauma.
I also work with those seeking help with more 'coaching' style issues, for example, improving communication, emotional literacy, assertiveness, managing feelings, raising self esteem.
Couples often come to counselling confused and distressed about their patterns of relating to one another. As a Transactional Analyst I help them to understand these patterns in terms of their past experiences and the needs that they are trying to have met. We will work to find more effective ways of communicating and more emotionally satisfying ways of relating. We may work on enhancing your communication skills, developing emotional literacy or building conflict resolution skills.
My psychotherapy trained is in Transactional Analysis. This means that underlying my approach is a sensitivity to an individuals' patterns of relating to others; how this serves or does not serve them and what it reveals about that person's formative experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.Sc., CTA , PTSTA(P)
My psychotherapeutic training is in Transactional Analysis. Transactional Analysis or 'TA' is an approach that focuses on entrenched patterns of relating - both to others and to oneself. It has cognitive behavioural elements as well as the relational.
Since qualifying I have continued to study a variety of other forms of counselling and psychotherapy. I am therefore able to use ideas and practices from a variety of different approaches that I have integrated into my work over the years such as CBT, body psychotherapy and mindfulness practices. I believe that this allows me to respond to the differing needs of each individual client. In particular I am interested in applying the latest developements from neuroscience in my work.
I have specific training and experience in the treatment of childhood and adult trauma.
CTA stands for 'Certified Transactional Analyst'. This means that I am a fully qualified Transactional Aanalysis psychotherapist.
PTSTA(P) means 'Provisional Training and Supervising Transactional Analyst with psychotherapeutic specialisation'. This means that I am endorsed by EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis) to supervise and train therapists and trainees who use TA.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
For sessions held on weekdays between 9:00am and 5:00pm:
£50 - individual counselling and psychotherapy
£60 - couples counselling
£60 - supervision
A session is 60 minutes long.
For sessions held from 5:00pm onwards on weekdays and on Saturday mornings:
£55 - individual counselling and psychotherapy
£65 - couples counselling
£65 - supervision
A session is 60 minutes long.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays 9:00am to 9:00pm.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to practitioners and trainees who use transactional analysis in their practices.View supervision profile