Cherie Deakin (BA Hons, PgDip, MA, MBACP) Psychotherapist.
Sometimes the issues we face paralyse us with anxieties. Sometimes we have no one in our lives who are able to help or we may not want to burden others. Sometimes we feel so alone, empty and depressed and everything feels like a huge effort. It’s difficult to trust people with our innermost worries, feelings and thoughts. Yet we all need help to get through difficult periods in our lives.
It may be that friends and family tell us to stop dwelling on the past or try to move on. But no matter how hard we try, the past hangs around to haunt us or we have no words to describe what we feel.
My practice has been informed by a career of supporting people spanning 26 years. I am a trauma-informed, relational psychotherapist. I use evidence-based theory and techniques derived from contemporary trauma research, neuroscience, combined with psychodynamic and humanistic therapy.
By building the therapeutic relationship we can explore how to develop ways of gaining control of upsetting or disturbing thoughts and feelings: how the past affects our present and how to interrupt repeating cycles of experiences that cause us suffering. It is possible to gain control, and I welcome clients who are ready to start that journey.
Additionally, I provide opportunities for students and those exploring personal development. I offer face to face and online sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
26 years supporting people in statutory, non-statutory and third sector organisations.
- BA (Hons) 1st class: Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies, University of Central Lancashire.
- PgDip: Integrative Psychotherapy (level 7), University of Central Lancashire.
- MA Integrative Psychotherapy (Distinction), University of Central Lancashire.
Continuous Professional Development:
- Treating Trauma, NICAMB.
- Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice, PODS.
- Working Therapeutically with Dissociation, Greater Manchester Rape Crisis.
- Working with Complex Trauma on the First Stage of Trauma, Complex Trauma Therapists Network.
- Working with Dreams & Nightmares, Complex Trauma Therapists Network.
- How to Work Therapeutically with Trauma-Related Dissociation, Greater Manchester Rape Crisis.
- Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT), Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday to Friday, both during the day and evenings.
I am qualified to work with adults and young people aged 12 and over on a short term or long term basis.
I use evidence-based theory and techniques derived from contemporary trauma research, neuroscience, combined with psychodynamic and humanistic therapy.