Anthea Hewitt (MBACP, MSc, PGrad Dip. psychodynamic practice)
Counselling helps when for whatever reason you can’t work out your difficulties on your own or with the help of family and friends.
Sometimes you need to talk, to make sense of what’s happening, to understand yourself and hopefully to move forward and make changes.
Counselling or psychotherapy can help you do this. It gives you a safe secure non-judgemental, confidential space where you can talk about your current feelings or situation.
This may well take time – Your individual story and dilemma is unique to you, your history cannot be understood in a moment.
I work psychodynamically, which means I am particularly interested in how past experiences can impact how we think, feel and relate in the here and now. Psychodynamic therapy can help you to develop an awareness of unconscious thoughts and behaviours and to understand your own relationship patterns that are often unwittingly repeated. Having a trusting secure therapy relationship can help you understand yourself at a deep level from which change can occur.
I am particularly interested in loss and bereavement
Whether you are looking for support to help you through a difficult time or crisis now, or whether you are wanting to talk about long standing issues, I would be happy to meet with you and think together about a way forward.
Health Behaviour Change / Motivational interviewing
If you are considering making a specific change I can help you with this in a short term focussed piece of work. Typically about 6 sessions.
You might be wondering if you drink too much, should stop smoking, lose weight, change diet, exercise more/less. You may have an addictive behaviour you struggle with.
Motivational interviewing is a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change.
You can call and leave a message on my mobile or email me to set up an initial consultation. I will contact you as soon as I am next available.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice – University of Oxford
Post graduate certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling – University of Oxford
Member of the Motivational Interviewing network of trainers.
MSc Mental Health – Oxford Brookes University
Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists
Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
As a registered Member of the BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice. Details of the BACP Code of Ethics can be found on their website www.bacp.co.uk.
I have experience of working together with clients on issues such as bereavement and loss, depression, addiction, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, divorce, anger, abuse and self harm.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am interested in working with you as a whole person and this will be with whatever issue you choose to bring to talk about
I have experience with young people and adults
- Initial exploratory session £60 (1 ½ Hour)
subsequent sessions (50 minutes) £50 per session
- N.B. Fees are reviewed yearly.
- Concessions are available for on-going clients who meet with financial difficulties during the course of their therapy.
- If you are a self supporting student or currently unemployed please enquire about the possibility of a reduced fee.
I have a practice room in Marlow Youth and Community Centre - this has disabled access and free parking
Maps & Directions
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Types of client