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Are you troubled by stress, anxiety, depression?
Do you experience a problematic relationship?
Are you feeling over welcomed with the demands of your life?
Is your physical health being compromised by unrealistic circumstances?
I am a professionally qualified and experienced psychotherapist & counsellor offering a sensitive, confidential therapeutic service to INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES and FAMILIES. With over 20 years' experience in a variety of settings I provide professional and effective therapy in private practice.
Sessions here are held face-to-face and online by Zoom and Skype. I am able to offer counselling and psychotherapy to people who are housebound, or living outside this vicinity, and overseas.
From October, couples and individual sessions will be available face-to-face
I offer counselling for individuals and couples who find themselves in an emotional crisis or who want to explore problems in their lives - some of which may have originated within childhood and adolescence. Many people tolerate chronic anxiety and depression when taking the small step to seek out effective help can lead to recovery. My approach is responsive to individual circumstances and enables my clients to feel trust and reassurance.
This may be by overcoming difficult past experiences and relationship problems in the present. Often it is about recovering from some form of loss and finding of self. As your therapist I will be there to help share the journey with you. I have a personal commitment to working with people from all walks of life, ages, sexual orientation, ethnicity and faith.
I also see clients on behalf of employee assistance programmes (EAPs) and accident related insurance agencies. My work is confidential and regulated by the Code of Ethics of the UKCP. The Practice is GDPR compliant.
I welcome enquiries by email or phone. I am available for appointments in the daytime and evening; I will return your call or email message within 24 hours. I offer short term focused and open-ended/long term counselling and psychotherapy. An initial consultation can be arranged without obligation to further sessions, usually within a few days. Please visit my website www.edgerton-counselling-psychotherapy.co.uk for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following qualifications:
- B.A. Hons in Psychology, Sociology and Social Work
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling
- Diploma in Social Work (CQSW)
- Transactional Analysis Course 101
- Certificates in Psychoanalytic Groupwork
- M.A. in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 2002
- Child Psychoanalytic Observation 2004
- Certificates in Story Stem Assessment 2009
- Anna Freud Centre, London (Young child assessment)
- UKCP Register of Supervisors 2014 (Accredited)
- Continuing Professional Development (in accordance with UKCP requirements)
- Registered in psychoanalytic/psychodynamic division of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) since 2002
- Registered and qualified as a Clinical Supervisor with UKCP
- Member of the Hallam Institute of Psychotherapy
- Accredited member of Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA)
- CRB checked (enhanced disclosure) 2008
- Full Indemnity Insurance
My experience is in the following areas:
- low self esteem
- stress at work
- anger management
- lack of confidence
- general stress
- identity issues
- trauma, abuse and unhappiness in childhood
- loneliness and isolation
- domestic violence
- later life and old age issues
- problems arising from ill-health
- sleep disorders
- marital and couples counselling
- grand parenting relationships
- gay and lesbian issues
- sexual assault
- panic attacks
- postnatal depression
- psychosexual difficulties
- fertility issues
- bi-polar / manic depression
- borderline personality disorder
- ethnic issues
- carers' support
- fostering issues
- compulsive/obsessional disorder
- relationship issues
- binge drinking
- drug dependence
- family issues affairs and betrayal
- addiction recovery
- mindfulness psychology
- personality disorders
- sleep pattern disorder
- feeling sad
- complex post-traumatic stress disorder
- disability and chronic pain
My core model is psychodynamic/psychoanalytic. I also have training in other models - Attachment based therapy, Integrative, TA, Person Centred, CBT, Gestalt, and Mindfulness. I can offer short term therapy based on the dynamic interpersonal therapy approach which is NHS validated. Weekly, twice weekly or fortnightly therapy sessions can be arranged by mutual agreement.
Relationship troubled? Heading for a break-up? Why not give counselling a try and improve your communications and understanding of each other. Young babies are welcome with their parents.
Supervision I offer clinical supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. Training supervisor for Universities of Manchester and Salford courses; and Metanoia Institute. Training therapy offered for trainees on counselling and psychotherapy courses.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer family therapy using the 'lifespan' systemic model. I work with family groups comprising all adults, or adults and children (up to 3 people), where relationships have become problematic. I have experience with issues arising from fostering and adoption.
I am trained and experienced in working with heterosexual and lesbian couples using a psychodynamic model. Appointments can be arranged at short notice including early morning and late evening times.
Parents and Babies
Having a new baby can bring extra anxieties and pressures into life; I am happy to facilitate for parents with young babies to bring them along to sessions so that counselling/therapy can be accessible.
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Initial Consultation for individuals £55. Follow up sessions (individuals) £55 Couple Sessions: £70 per session.
face-to-face sessions are available here at Holm House
Clinical Supervision: £55 per hour (Adult, child and adolescent work)
Accredited supervisor registered with UKCP
Further details are to be found in the supervisor directory
These fees reflect enhanced clinical training as a Psychotherapist
Practice session times Tuesday - Thursday 11.00 - 17.00
Companies: I welcome enquiries; special rates apply for contract work
When I work
- Zoom, Skype, Phone and Face to Face sessions available
- Monday - Thursday 11.00 - 4.30
- Enquiries for initial consultation, therapy and supervision welcome
The Edgerton Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice was set up 23 years ago; it is based in a large Victorian house in a quiet residential area; there is ample street parking.
The Practice is situated one mile from the town centre of Huddersfield and there are frequent bus services from Huddersfield and the surrounding area which pass nearby. It is 1 mile from Junctions 23 & 24 of the M62 and therefore convenient from Oldham, Rochdale, Halifax, Bradford & Leeds.