Be Cortade - Prof. Dip Psy C.
Relieve emotional and psychological pain - Make sense of your life - Discover and reach your potential.
I am a qualified counsellor and your guide and companion on your therapeutic journey. My approach is humanistic, I believe every one of us has the capacity to reach mental and psychological wellness by embracing who they are or making changes to become who they want to be. I consider myself an enabler, helping you uncover your own solutions.
I am passionate about people and their stories and circumstances, and have strong empathy as well as a genuine healthy curiosity. Combined with my professional training I can help you overcome issues, learn about yourself, and generally feel more content with life.
I have helped clients - from young people to older people - on various journeys, from dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, sexual abuse to discovering or being comfortable with who you are.
Never judgemental, I am very comfortable working with clients who choose non traditional lifestyles, relationship or sex-wise.
My usual business model is to combine therapy with walking in nature or green urban areas. This approach increases lateral thinking, unlock more creative solutions and provides a non-threatening environment where eye contact is not required. I am fully trained to provide such therapy and can adapt the role nature plays to best meet your needs.
However, in line with my professional body and the guidance of the government in Corona virus times, I now also offer online counselling using video. I would however encourage everyone to use the walk & talk option if it feels safe.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and also hold a Lowland Leader qualification, making it safe for me to work with you outside.
I regularly attend training for practising outside in nature, and am an Associate Counsellor with the Wilderness Foundation.
I have a strong sense of ethics and have recently undertook training in order to be competent in providing online counselling.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society, have regular individual supervision, undertake training regularly, am committed to my own personal development and am fully insured.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Grieving for changes in circumstances and losses other than deaths
- Search for identity (especially for young people and adults)
- Non-monogamous and other non-conventional lifestyle
£45 per hour
Discounts are possible if blocks of sessions are booked together and paid in advance.
Discounts are also available for people who are suffering financially due to the current circumstances.
Call me or send me an email to discuss your needs and your current situation and get a feel for who I am. I thrive to be adaptable in the way I conduct counselling, so what you need is the most important thing.
Concessions offered for
I have presented the "walk and talk" model I practise several times to colleagues, I keep myself abreast of any development in that area, and delivered a lecture on the subject at Jeju Island University, South Korea, end of 2019, at the invitation of the Prof. Mincheol Kim.
In addition to one-to-one sessions I offer workshops to groups on mental health subjects and act as Wellbeing Consultant with some organisations.