Blou Hyland (Dip CBT Couns, Reg BACP)
My name is Blou (pronounced blue like the colour) and I am a friendly solution-focused practitioner and CBT Counsellor.
How CBT can help
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), can help people explore how to make changes to their life, so they can function better, achieve goals and feel good about themselves. It can help provide insight into personal trauma and guide people to recover from challenging events in a way that is unique to them and which creates lasting techniques for each person to embed into their own life.
It is a 'here and now' focused therapy which deals with the issues most important to you. We work in partnership together so that each session is led by the client with my guidance around the most efficient and useful tools which can help you uncover the thoughts, emotions and actions that are most likely to help you uncover your own strengths to develop further.
How I can help
My background of twelve years working in NHS services on community health projects, in addictions services and sexual health has ensured I developed a calm and considered manner in all that I do. I have vast experience of the challenges people face in their lives and surrounding communities. I have counselled in LGBTQIA Adult services on helping people explore, understand and express their identity.
I have experience in counselling with people with the following: Anxiety, Depression, Gender Variance, Identity Expression, Relationship boundaries, PTSD, Worry, ADHD, BPD, EUPD, Trauma, Worry, and Low Self Esteem.
I help people transform from a version of their life they are unhappy with; Create new systems and ideas that inspire them and Become the best version of themselves they can imagine.
Online or face to face?
I can see people face to face or through my innovative online counselling service, Transform Create Become. I have additional qualifications in online counselling so I can offer professionally structured online sessions to those who might be isolated in remote and rural locations, who may have transportation limitations or who simply need interim sessions to help build confidence and maintain steps towards face to face therapy.
I work in a gentle way based on kindness, that supports people to quickly see their positive attributes, identify their own goals and experience achievements that continue through the therapeutic process and that are installed into their own lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for 15 years in the health service on projects which support people to make healthy choices and manage their own health and wellbeing goals. This led me to attain my counselling qualifications after years of helping people in the health and social care sector.
I have a Post Graduate level diploma equivalent to SCQF level 11 in CBT Counselling and another Post Graduate level diploma in Online Counselling which I passed with credit.
I am currently working towards Accreditation with the BACP and enjoy keeping my continuous learning and development up to date with regular courses and workshops. So far these have included:
Trauma Relief for Humanitarians
Working with PTSD
Gender Variance Case Formulation
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Coping with someone's gender transition
Coming out as LGBTPQIA
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Each 50 minute session is £40
Deals are available through my website
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
On request: Please let me know in advance if you require wheelchair accessible sessions.
All times are available through negotiation
Types of client