CHARTERED-COUNSELLINGPSYCHOLOGIST AFBPsS,BPS ACCREDITED HCPC
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Many individuals are astonished at the speed and effectiveness of the therapy that they receive within my clinics, having suffered for years and then to be treated within hours is not unusual within my practice. Sometimes an individual's' difficulties seem overwhelming, making it seem impossible to know where to begin. If an individual really wants to change elements of themselves and their life, then they can. By initiating contact and taking the first step, could highlight how the difficulties being experienced become easier to overcome and change, various problems and symptoms really do become transformed. Healthy minds succeed, please visit the web page to view videos that elaborate on our services and price structures.
Within the clinic there are a number of professionals available to work with, Chartered Psychologists,Counsellors, Executive Life Coaches or Hypnotherapists, the presenting problem determines which professional will be best suited for you to conquer the obstacle that you are experiencing. Please visit the web site to meet the team, www.healthy-minds.co.uk.
Individuals that I have worked with over the course of 20 years are; Granada TV, BBC RADIO and other Private Companies, various organisations including NHS and Voluntary Organisations. Private Practice clinics' in Eccleshall and in Stafford Town Centre are easy to access, both with free parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a CHARTERED PSYCHOLOGIST with an under-graduate and a post-graduate degree in Psychology; I have completed the Doctoral training route in Counselling Psychology.
MSc. Counselling Psychology
PG Diplomas (part1&2) Counselling Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology
My journey into the world of therapy has been fascinating, primarily due to the type of people that I have been fortunate to meet, all unique, all suffering and all motivated to change and to learn how to enjoy a better life.
My clinical experience involves working with adults and young people, on a one to one basis or alternatively work involving couples and family counselling.
Many individuals suffer from more than one problem such as general confusion with them self and/or external life issues, these events can then compound and create relationship issues. Often this cycle of helplessness/hopelessness may lead onto addiction(s), eating disorders, abuse and other sexual issues.
It is not unusual for individuals that are going through some of these difficulties to also be struggling with low self-esteem and low self-confidence, this can create feelings of profound anxiety and depression.
There are times when some of the problems being experienced by individuals are occurring through unresolved anger that may be child related or indeed adult related.
Other situations that frequently arise may have been completely out of an individuals control, resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or sometimes stress at work or at home, bereavement, termination, abortion or miscarriage. This is when some other symptoms develop, these need to be worked through to alleviate the individuals suffering. Some of the symptoms include; phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and social anxiety.
DOMESTIC ABUSE, is an area that I am passionate about and bringing about change is my priority. Domestic abuse has many different forms and affects all classes of people, all abuse is wrong including emotional abuse, whereby an abusive person may control finances and belittle you in many other ways, behind closed doors and in public, the abuser doesn't care about your hurt in fact they feed off you, metaphorically speaking. It's often hard to face up to the abuser, and to admit that it's happening to you, you begin to live a life of pretence, perhaps looking fine to the outside world but crumbling inside. The important thing is that you don't have to suffer in silence, with careful planning and accurate therapy, individuals can break free and put an end to the monsters that try to destroy them. Remember, abusers are often very charming and in many cases are suffering from serious mental health problems, their blackness is transferred onto you, learn to fight back.
Many individuals are subjected to this type of abuse including professional people who tend to feel trapped by shame - guilt & worry about acknowledging or admitting the circumstances that they have found themselves in. The outside world seem to think.; How lucky you are, with your gorgeous children in private education, lovely house & luxurious car. These individuals often have no where to turn! They too are feeling trapped.
Another fundamental part of my work is within the area of anger management, and rehabilitation work with individuals suffering from acquired brain injury.
Families and in particular working with children is a very rewarding area to work within, an area of passion resonates within this area, primarily because it doesn't have to take months to figure out what is actually happening within the world of the families.
I train and supervise students and other professionals in mental health issues and in attaining qualifications in counselling.
I use an eclectic approach, this includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Psychodynamic and Person Centred Therapy.
Many individuals need help but don't know where to turn, never be afraid to ask for help as it could change your life! Healthy Minds Succeed.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Psychological Society (BPS)
British Psychological Society
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Specialize in working with clients or claimants suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Specialize in working with individuals that have suffered an acquired brain
- Extensive knowledge in Anger Management both therapeutically and in
respect of training other professionals
- A specialist that is passionate about working with individuals living with Domestic
Violence, which can include physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and financial.
- Have a professional interest in working with individuals that are keen to increase
their self-awareness which in turn results in a healthy self esteem and an increase in personal confidence hence enjoying life much more
From £60.00 to £150.00
Fees vary from £60.00 to £150.00 depending on the nature of the presenting problem and also who you choose to work with, for example;
1. Chartered Psychologist £130-£150. Assessments are £150.00 for one to one or £170.00 for couples.
2. Counselling Psychologist in Training £60.00
3. Life Coach £80.00 - £100.00
4. Hypnotherapist £80.00
All sessions are for one hour and are available at varying times during the day and evening. Weekend appointments are also available.
At Healthy Minds we also offer packages that reduce the overall cost of the therapy, for more information please visit, www.healthy-minds.co.uk
When I work
08.30am - 8.00pm Monday to Friday 9.000am - 6.00pm Saturday & Sunday
I am a member of The British Psychological Society, the Division of Counselling Psychology. I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks and subject to their complaints procedures. I am proud to be an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) and of further significance, I am registered with The Care & Health Professionals Council as a registered Counselling Psychologist.
Specific Competencies Include
* Assessment, including mental health needs and risk assessment
* Formulation; ie Psychological explanation of the reason and maintenance factors
regarding the problem/s
* Planning and Implementing Therapy within manageable frameworks
MY PHILOSOPHY IN A NUT SHELL
You can't always stop the waves that engulf you, but you can become a passionate emotional surfer, with passion comes perseverance. Nothing changes until you change it, shift your mindset because life really does matter. Clarity about your life is about focus and courage, it's about how HEALTHY MINDS SUCCEED.
Why pay attention to the things that are not important, or things that you cannot change, this uses up precious energy that could be utilized into moving on with your life. Why allow these things dominate you, learn how to let them go and use your energy for your future.
If you want a better, more fulfilling life then focus on how to achieve it, don’t just, ‘wait in a familiar, uncomfortable place’, move out into the areas that you want to experience. When we grow up we are taught to stay within the walls that are familiar but actually you don’t have to when you get older, you can go for different opportunities that are outside of our familiar walls.
Motivation to change is imperative, the goals that direct the change you are instrumental, and the energy required to sustain the change is fundamental. Take a parachute and take the jump.
We all have a number of needs that can be addressed and monitored; Physiological and safety needs, love and a sense of belonging, self-esteem needs, cognitive and aesthetic needs, once these have been achieved, then you realize that your full potential as an individual has been accomplished.
Access to the life that you strive for, requires your desire to change and your attention to what requires changing. At a cognitive level, your conscious and unconscious patterns of behaviour, your motivation and evaluation of where you have been and where you are going, are all necessary precursors for life modifications.
Nobody has to remain in their default position, a static familiar space that feels familiar but uncomfortable. Embrace opportunities to change your life and elements of yourself, it’s easier than you think. Learn to think differently, don’t be squashed by your past, push forward in what you believe in and believe in what you can offer.
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Both of the clinics are private and very comfortable, the atmosphere is conducive to your therapy.