Brian Doherty - Counsellor & Bereavement Counsellor
As the long summer days come to an end and the increasingly shorter, darker days of autumn herald the onset of winter, it is a time when many of us feel an increased vulnerability to the stresses of everyday life.
As a result, this can impact our moods, eating and sleeping patterns and our lifestyle in general. This can, in turn, exacerbate feeling of loss and change which we have experienced in the past.
If you find this resonates with your life at present then perhaps 'talking therapy' can help....
Sometimes life's journey finds us standing at a crossroads without direction. Let me help you find the way ahead!
As an integrative therapist, I provide a safe, confidential, therapeutic environment conducive to growth and change where you can express yourself honestly without fear of reproach or judgement.
This acceptance, honesty and understanding allow you to delve deeper into yourself, where you can ask yourself: “If this counsellor can accept me, why can’t I?”
What I hope you will get from therapy
The ultimate goal of therapy is self-acceptance so you can experience life to the full.
I believe that all therapy should be structured in such a way as to maximise your insight into the cause of your behaviour. This helps with ongoing assessment by providing evidence of how the historical setting has contributed to the present problems.
Berne (1966) says "we can heal the past in the present in order to assure the future."
As an integrative counsellor, I am afforded the flexibility to tailor therapy to client needs. This is a fluid process of identifying and understanding these needs, reflection upon best fit theoretical application and evaluation.
With this in mind, I will ask you initially;
“What is it that you want from therapy? What is the goal?”
I hope as we journey together that I can help you gain insight which can, in turn, help you identify problems, unused opportunities and resources.
How to get started
Please either phone me or email me to set up an initial session. Together we will establish your needs and the direction you would like to go. It gives us an opportunity decide if I am the right therapist for you. Should this be agreed, a contract of six sessions would usually be offered, followed by a review of our work together. If appropriate an extended contract will then be offered.
This means that we will both commit to ongoing therapy until you feel that the work is complete.
My hours are from 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday but I will upon request arrange after hours or weekend sessions to suit client needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdSc in counselling studies (commendation)
- Level 4 Certificate in counselling studies (distinction)
- Child Protection
- Mental health first aid training
- Kids, alcohol and sexual health training
- Bereavement workshop
- The wisdom of the body - psychodynamic workshop
- Addressing issues of anxiety - psychodynamic workshop
- The concept of self- psychodynamic workshop
- Sexual abuse workshop - nexus
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£40 per hourly session
For more details please don't hesitate to call or email
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