Abigail Baker MBACP Registered
I work psychodynamically, which means when we work together we look at what’s going on for you at the moment and what's gone on in your past. We look at your relationships with others and your relationship with yourself. By doing this you can gain insight and understanding to the reasons for current problems and work towards increasing your capacity to cope with difficulties.. current and future. Working this way can help to unravel some of the more deep-rooted feelings that aren't always in our conscious awareness, and in turn, help to resolve them.
It maybe that you have a specific reason to seek counselling or that you find yourself in the same position again and again, unable to see a way forward and there are always times that we find it just too difficult to talk to those that are closest to us. So, whatever it is that you are struggling with we can work together to explore it and find ways to make life more fulfilling.
I work with people who have a wide range of problems including relationship issues, anxiety and panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, depression, and mental, physical and sexual abuse in childhood as well as bereavement and loss.
I also have experience working with people who have diagnosed mental illnesses such as generalised anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder.
My aim is for us to work together to gain a deeper insight and understanding around the reasons for your problems, and to use that insight to learn how to cope with current and future difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP/BPC -Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
BACP - Accredited WPF Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Theory and Skills
Certificate in Couples Counselling
I undertake regular and appropriate CPD.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Membership no.194201. I work in the charity sector and in private practice.
I trained to work with individual adults and with couples in open-ended psychodynamic counselling, and am experienced in working with people dealing with problems such as depression, anxiety and panic attacks, relationship problems, mental and physical abuse in childhood as well as bereavement and loss.
I have worked with people who have a diagnosed mental illnesses such as generalised anxiety disorder and bipolar and I also have experience of providing time-limited counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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For individuals - The initial assessment would be for 1 hour and then if you wish to continue, weekly sessions would last 50 minutes. I charge £50 per session.
For couples - The initial assessment would be for up to an hour as would the sessions thereafter. I charge £70 per session.
Missed session are chargeable.
In addition to open-ended counselling, I can also offer time-limited counselling (12 - 20 sessions) and am able to offer this where desired and appropriate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available both during the day and evenings too. We can discuss timings that suit your situation.
Types of client