Do you have a brother or sister with schizophrenia?
If you do, you probably spend a lot of time worrying about whether they're OK. And this can leave you feeling stressed out because your own needs take second place. And maybe you feel as though not worrying about your sibling would mean that you don't care.
In fact, you’re not alone, a lot of people feel like that.
I can relate to what you’re going through... I have a sister with schizophrenia, and I know first hand how it can affect you.
So if you’d like to start feeling less worried, I can help. I’ll listen to your story at a deep level, and give you permission to put yourself first. I’ll help you express your emotions and change your mindset. You'll also get practical tools you can use right away.
If you’d like to learn more about how I can help you I’d be glad to offer you a free 30 minute video call.
Don’t worry, I won’t ask you to do anything weird, like lie on a couch or something. We’ll hop on a Zoom call, and talk through your situation. Then we’ll look at some ways you can let go of worry.
Go to LetAlanHelp.com to schedule your free call.
“I didn’t know what to expect from counselling other than what I’ve seen in movies, so I was up for a surprise. Alan provided me with an opportunity to improve how I connect with others by improving the stories I tell to myself and others, expand awareness and better connect to my emotions. Alan’s acceptance and soft approach helped me to feel safe when discussing difficult/sensitive topics. On top of that, Alan is reliable and always tried his best to accommodate any need for flexibility on my end. Alan’s relaxed attitude helped sometimes even to laugh at the difficult moments in my experience, so I’m very glad I decided to reach out to him in the 1st place.” –Vytas, London
"Last year July 2020 I contacted Alan Bordeville initially for bereavement counselling after waiting months for NHS counselling services. I identify as British Black and a woman of a certain age. For a few years now I have been searching for a counsellor where I could talk within a safe space with a therapist who listens to understand and not, just to diagnose, label me, and leave me stuck in the same place I started, with no new insight on my self or tools to deal with my mental health wellbeing moving forward with my life. I am writing this review to say thank you publicly to Alan for creating a safe space for me, that has supported my resoluteness, improved my awareness of what daily tools support me to deal with issues and so that I continue to thrive and show my self compassion care. The greatest thing that I leave his sessions feeling is that it is okay to be me even on a day I feel that is not a 'Good day'. So a year later after all the ups and down of a person identified as critically Extremely vulnerable by the NHS in this Covid 19 pandemic I get up everyday because of his weekly session of work with me." -Audrey, London
“Amazing therapist Alan helped me to find my confidence and self esteem and also after months of therapy because of Alan I understood better a lot of thing and I was able to heal! I really advise therapy with Alan… thank you so much to save my mental health and direct me to the right way!” –Simona, London
“Alan is a fantastic counsellor who helped me through a tricky time. He’s very personable, and was able to guide me through my thoughts with the right balance of involvement. Was also very flexible around my schedule.“ –Carl, London
“I’ve been attending sessions with Alan for the last 9 months and cannot recommend him highly enough. The relaxed environment coupled with Alan’s insightful comments have made a positive difference to my life.” –Matt, London
“Over many months of working together, Alan held a safe, non-judgemental, therapeutic space which helped me both develop a much better understanding of my self and implement practical strategies to deal with specific challenges. Highly recommended.” –Jamie, London
“I could not fault my experience with Alan. Arranging appointments was straight forward and Alan was always reliable. His supportive, understanding and non judgemental nature provided huge support. I would highly recommend Alan.” –Clare, London
“Alan was a pleasure to work with, and I would very happily recommend him.“ –Charlie, London
“Alan was extremely helpful in guiding me and giving me a sense of peace.” –Ayesha, London
“Alan is exceptional. Friendly, thoughtful, forbearing. I couldn’t have asked for a better counselor.” –Enrico, London
Training, qualifications & experience
Master's Degree Counselling Psychology
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with