Brendan Nee UKCP; Reg.MBACP; MA
What I Practice
The central and crucial hypothesis of the client-centred approach in which I work as a psychotherapist is that individuals have within themselves vast resources for self-understanding and constructive growth. These resources can be tapped in counselling. The quality of the therapeutic relationship is a significant element in determining effectiveness.
There are many general life matters and singular issues with which I have worked with clients as a psychotherapist:
- Couples counselling
- Conflict resolution
- Workplace and student based issues
Therapists who are successful in facilitating constructive change bring certain qualities to the therapy room. It is those attitudes of warmth, understanding, and acceptance that, I believe, I bring to the therapeutic relationship. Its effectiveness would free you to find your own way and direction. It would allow/enable you to work at your own pace, arising out of any vulnerability, anxiety and desire for growth.
Training, qualifications & experience
My study, training and education in the therapeutic field has been extensive and widespread.
Following six years intensive psychotherapy training and graduation at the renowned Metanoia Institute in London, I am both a registered psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I have qualifications in Couples Counselling; Bereavement Counselling; and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have undertaken an Ecotherapy training course about encompassing and embracing nature in therapeutic practice. I am interested in and have studied Focusing as a therapeutic model. I have helped provide Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy training.
To understand a range of therapeutic processes, I have additionally attended introductory trainings in Gestalt; Transactional Analysis; Psychosynthesis; and, Integrative therapies. I am a qualified and certified supervisor for counsellors and their casework.
I participated in a year long study of Person-Centred Practice at the Difficult Edge, the contents of which were subsequently published, covering such topics as deprivation for students in schools; autism; Aspergers syndrome; dementia; and psychotic experience.
I have undertaken extensive training in Non-violent Communication (NVC) and provided training in its undoubted benefits. I am also a qualified Mediator at the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
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Fees & Availability
There would be no cost for the initial session.
Should you decide to continue sessions, suitable times and frequencies could be decided at the initial session.
The cost would be £50 per session.
I am happy to mutually agree fees to enable a desire for a therapeutic relationship should cost otherwise be prohibitive.
I am a registered psychotherapist and counsellor and I have been practising since 2008.
I am also a qualified mediator with wide ranging life experience in workplace mediation.
I trained as a client centred – or person centred – psychotherapist so that I could continue to contribute to what people want and desire, as I have done through my life’s work.
My career, education and learning in public and private sector trade union negotiation has brought me, uniquely, an informed appreciation of individuals’ issues and concerns in an ever-changing society. It has given me a deep understanding, enabling me to contribute to supporting individuals and couples and families in addressing matters that affect their growth and development.
My academic qualifications underpin this commitment. My BA in Sociology provides an appreciation of society’s structures and pressures; a Diploma in Personnel Management provides an insight into individual’s workplace concerns; and an MA in Law and Discrimination affords a deep understanding of discrimination in all its forms. These qualifications underpin a deeply held value, passion and desire for equality for everybody, regardless of persuasion.
My qualifications, range of experience, qualities and ethics enable me to enter into a therapeutic relationship that addresses whatever issue or matter an individual or couple wishes to bring to the counselling room.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a BACP endorsed Supervisor with a Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision