Breege Dolan, MBACP (Accred)
A therapeutic environment provides a space where you can try to understand what might be troubling you, if you don't already know, and to explore these issues in more depth. You might be feeling sad or have low moods but you can't quite understand what this relates to. You may be having relationship difficulties that is causing pain to you or others and feel that the time has come to try to resolve them. Counselling can offer you a space to be listened to in a very specific way that you may not have experienced before and where you can be truly yourself.
In more recent years there has been a welcome recognition that our mental health is equally as important as physical health and with it has come a normalisation of having counselling/therapy. Emotional distress is a normal part of life, it is something that might get stirred up when we go through difficult periods in life and is not a fixed state, though there are times when it can feel this way.
Counselling makes a positive difference to many peoples' lives and I would hope that you would come away with more awareness and feeling more empowered in your life perhaps getting in touch with resources you may have become alienated from.
Ultimately my aim is for you to improve the quality of your day to day life and to regain control over what might at the moment seem unmanageable. This can happen quickly for some but might take longer depending on what your concerns are. If your issues stem from childhood it is likely that this work will take longer than something that might be more current.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training was at Re-Vision, London where I obtained my Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis in 2002
I became an Accredited member of the BACP in 2010
My approach/training is Integrative, which means I draw on different approaches including Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Gestalt and Jungian.
I have experience in a charitable setting, the NHS and private practice. I am an accredited member of the BACP.
I have experience of the corporate world and recognise the pressures of working in this environment.
As well as receiving regular Supervision, I continue to attend personal therapy at various points as I consider it an essential part of my work.
I abide by the ethical framework of the BACP.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes and are generally weekly, at the same time each week. The fee is £55 per session. I offer an initial appointment at a reduced fee of £20 as it is primarily an opportunity to meet and agree between us whether I am the right person for you to work with and to look at what you might want to achieve from therapy. I have some spaces to offer at a reduced rate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available
Types of client