Beverley J Weston
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I am a Integrative Intercultural & Transcultural Psychotherapist. My approach is ethnically and culturally sensitive. I consider the impact of institutional racism, discrimination and stigma when supporting individuals to improve their spiritual, mental health and general well-being.
About the way I work
I combine an array of the theoretical approaches which include:
African/Black Psychology; which takes into consideration your ethnic/cultural heritage, and experiences past and present in relation to your race, ancestry and spirituality. This is particularly useful when working on attachment and identity issues. (The 'Black' term in an African/Black Psychology refers to anyone with melanin in their skin).
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); which aims to identify irrational or negative thoughts that may cause feelings of stress or persistent low mood. I help to modify your thinking patterns to achieve positive cognition's
Psychodynamic approaches; which analytically explore past experiences that may be manifesting in the present. I give insights to enable understanding and personal growth
Transactional Analysis (TA); which explores the way people communicate with each other. I help to identify ways to communicate more effectively when working through common relationship issues.
This list is not exhaustive, and the way I work is tailored to accommodate individual therapeutic needs throughout the different stages of the therapeutic process.
About my experience
I have experience in providing psychotherapy for an array of psychological challenges such as: Addiction, Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement & loss, Confidence issues, Depression, Dissociation, Low self-esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship problems/Relationship breakdown, Sexual dysfunction, Spiritual conflicts, Stress, Suicidal behaviours & Self harm, Unresolved or Complicated Grief and much more.
I specialise in working with adult survivors of childhood trauma, child sex abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence including emotional and financial abuse. I also provide counselling psychotherapy for general well-being problems, where by you might just want a safe space to reflect and figure some things out by talking with a professional
To make an enquire or book a consultation: email - email@example.com
About Talking therapy:
Psychotherapy is a talking therapy also called counselling. The words are often used interchangeably; the most important thing to remember is the process of healing that can take place from talking to a professional, trained to listen and help you holistically.
Counselling psychotherapy is a process of change that renews the mind. It helps to heal psychological pain and aid the process of emotional acceptance.
It also enables you to understand your emotions and behaviours, and adapt the way you think to support a process of change that can produce healthier thought patterns, behaviours and emotional well-being. Part of the aim is to develop a healthy level of self-esteem, which helps develop rational thought processes, productive coping strategies, and emotional acceptance.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming; talking to someone in a non-judgemental confidential space can help to ease the load. I am passionate about supporting individuals better understand areas of their life that they are finding difficult to manage, by focusing on the 'person' not the 'problem'. I can provide a safe space for clients to express their thoughts and feelings freely and openly.
If you are feeling overwhelmed or depressed, experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety, or maybe you just want a safe space to talk; counselling psychotherapy can be a positive place to help resolve concerns that are preventing you from moving forward. Together we can uncover the root causes behind how you are feeling, connecting the pieces of your puzzle to help you feel whole.
To make an enquire email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Advanced Professional Diploma in Integrated Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Professional Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills
Continuing Professional Development:
- Introduction to African Psychology: Centre of Pan African Thought
- The Challenge of Racism in Therapeutic Practice - Engaging with oppression in practice and supervision: Dr Isha Mckenzie- Mavinga
- Couples Counselling: Complete Couples
- Couples Counselling Master class: The Human Givens Approach
- Working relationally with Attachment and Traumatic bonding
- Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery: Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (PODS)
- Child Sex Abuse (CSA) and Complex Trauma
- Dissociation, Dissociative Identity Disorder and Psychosis
- Working with Suicidal thoughts
- Working with Addiction & OCD: CBT/REBT Approach
- Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Working with HIV+ clients and their families
- Working with families of African and Caribbean origin
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
Fees are £55 for a 50 minute session.
Reduced rates are available assessed on an individual basis, for sessions between 10am and 4pm and are £40-£45 for a 50 minute session.
Counselling Student fees are £40
"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher." [Oprah Winfrey]
"If you don't like something, change it. If you Chang it, change your attitude." [Maya Angelou]
"Without action, you aren't going anywhere." [Mahatma Gandhi]
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes” [Carl Jung]
Maps & Directions
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Types of client