Beverley Todd Ad.Dip.CP, MNCS (Acc.) - Insight Counselling and Psychotherapy,
16 Horner Avenue
What do you need ?
Sometimes it is easier to be honest about areas of your life causing you concern with someone impartial and non-judgemental. You can be open and honest in a private and confidential setting and experience what it is to be listened to without interruption, without judgement, without being led. Having an Integrated style means that the approach used will be based on what we decide is right for you.
The Person-Centred Model underpins my counselling philosophy, across all age groups. Person-Centred Therapy is non-directive. That means you decide what you want to talk about and I will listen, giving you the respect and the time you need. It is my preferred model when working with children and young adults who may be used to being told what they should do, think and feel. Together we can try to make sense of the things that stop you feeling OK.
Voluntary work with children and young adults within a school setting has made up a considerable part of the work I have been involved in. Through this voluntary work I carry current enhanced DBS status.
Having an Integrated Advanced Diploma means that when working with adults we can work at a much deeper level. Complex trauma resulting from abuse during infancy and childhood can lead to a life of limitations and serious confusion. Dissociation is an area of particular interest to me, specifically Dissociative Identity Disorder. Spending time in a non-judgemental arena exploring your past can help you to gain new perspectives in understanding yourself and your behaviour better, with a view to managing yourself in a more integrated way. It is also possible to 'unlearn' negative behaviour/s that may have developed through your experiences during childhood and adolescence. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to develop new or improved strategies that can take you into the future as a more confident person.
If words fail you, as can often happen, or if the words are too painful to express we can find other ways of working together in a more creative way.
As an Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor you can be assured that all of our work together will be based on the Practitioners Code of Ethics and confidentiality will underpin our relationship. However, there will be exceptions to confidentiality if, for example, I recognise that you may not be in a 'safe place' or 'at risk'.
Training, qualifications & experience
Initially qualifying in Carl Roger's Person Centred-Therapy in 2000, further training, Accredited by the National Counselling Society and The Royal College of Nursing, resulted in me qualifying as an Integrated Psychotherapeutic Counsellor at Advanced Diploma level 4.
Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills ncfE
Certificate in Counselling Theory ncfe
Certificate in Counselling Skills ncfE
Integrated Diploma CP with Distinction
Integrated Advanced Diploma CP
Accredited by The National Counselling Society MNCS (Acc.)
Since 2000 I have worked voluntarily with several charitable organisations delivering counselling to children and young adults. Through my work in this arena I have attended various training workshops. A few examples are :-
Confidentiality and the Law
Helping Children Tell Their Stories
Working with Metaphor
Childrens's Emotional Well-Being
Living with Dissociation
Trauma and the Body (Dissociation and Somatisation)
Dissociation in Children
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Child Sexual Abuse
Other work also includes working with young offenders within the prison system acting as a Mentor.
In private practice I work with all ages on a variety of issues. Of particular interest is complex trauma and abuse. Dissociative Identity Disorder and related issues, that may result from complex trauma and abuse during infancy and childhood is an area that I am involved in.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Initial Consultations up to 75 minutes £45.00
Weekly 60 minute consultations £45.00
Low Self Esteem is high on the list when exploring personal issues and this can be present for many reasons. We will be able to explore how low self-esteem can limit you in certain areas of your life or indeed in your life per sae. Once you have gained an understanding of where your esteem issues originate from we can then find ways to work through them to limit their negative impact.
Anger - Within a Counselling and Psychotherapeutic setting we can explore your angry feelings and what triggers your anger with a view to you taking control of it rather than it taking control of you.
During all of my sessions I have felt really listened to and at no point did I feel what I was discussing was wrong or should be kept secret, which I have done previously. I feel that I have progressed as a person and can now reflect on my childhood and move forward with more confidence.
When I first started it was agreed I attend for 12 sessions. I continued to attend for 18 months and at times felt I would be going forever and needed to. However, at around 12 months, if I could not make an appointment it didn’t matter. At this point I knew the therapy was working.
Maps & Directions
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|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client