Clive Henderson MBACP Snr. (Accred) Young Person & Adult Psychotherapist
I am a fully qualified Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 23yrs experience. I work with Couples, Adults, Young People and Children. I have extensive knowledge of working with a wide range of issues which include;
- Relationship issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Lack of confidence
- Work Related Issues
- Emotional or Sexual difficulties
Other areas of counselling I deal with, can be found lower down this page.
My role as a Counsellor is to enable you, the client, to explore many aspects of your life, including your feelings, by talking openly and freely. Talking in such a way is rarely possible with family or friends, who are likely to be emotionally involved and have opinions and biases that may be detrimental to the success of the counselling.
It is therefore important that the counsellor is not emotionally involved with you the client and does not become so during the counselling sessions. The Counsellor neither judges, nor offers advice. The Counsellor gives you the client an opportunity to express difficult feelings such as anger, resentment, guilt and fear, for example, in a confidential environment. The counsellor may encourage you the client, to examine parts of your life that you may have found difficult or impossible to face before.
There may be some exploration of early childhood experiences in order to throw some light on why you the individual reacts or responds in certain ways in given situations. This is often followed by considering ways in which you might choose to change such behaviours.
Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude and/or behaviour.
Effective counselling is not advice-giving and is not acting on someone else's behalf (these are more the roles of a life coach). The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions and to act upon them.
Relationships can be complex and whatever your connections are with people they can become problematic from time to time. The pressures of modern life can put a huge amount of stress on us, which may result in arguments and miscommunications with those around us. This can leave us feeling angry, disappointed, rejected and lonely.
If you are suffering because of relationship problems, counselling or psychotherapy can help you discover healthier patterns of relating to others.
I also offer Supervision, Training and Life Coaching.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP Senior (Supervisor) Accreditation
MBACP Accreditation Individual
DipC Humanistic Counselling/Psychotherapy
Level 3 Cert Counselling Skills and Theory
I have been providing Counselling, Psychotherapy and Life Coaching for over 20 years, working with all ages and every issue imaginable. Nothing surprises me or is too strange or difficult. I have worked in Psychiatric Hospitals, Day Programs, Residential Treatment Centers and Out-Patient Therapy Agencies. I work with children and adults, couples, families, and groups. I work within organizations, as well as privately.
I facilitate Accredited behaviour programmes. An accredited programme is a series of activities aimed at working with individuals to support them in a better understanding of themselves. Accreditation shows that these programmes are evidence-based and congruent with the 'What Works' literature.
TSP (Thinking Skills Programme) – A cognitive skills programme which addresses the way an individual thinks and their behaviour associated with that thinking. It supports the person to develop skills in setting goals and making plans to achieve these.
I have extensive experience working with Eating disorders. Providing emotional and cognitive support. Using Interventions to raise awareness of and challenge existing rigid behaviour patterns, explore the defensive motivation behind them and their consequences. Encourage clients to be autonomous and take responsibility for and control of their lives. To provide encouragement and support during this process. To support clients to achieve a healthier and more fulfilling life.
I have experience as a Drug and Alcohol Psychotherapist working in a residential setting.The work required daily involvement in an addiction treatment programme which is required for the optimal benefit of addiction treatment. Therapy, aka Psychotherapy and Counselling, helps patients develop coping skills that can help them to avoid relapse and has been shown to significantly improve the likelihood of long-term treatment success. Other therapeutic modalities of treatment are helpful in resolving ongoing, interpersonal struggles. Trauma Therapy, Grief Therapy, Anger Management, Stress Management, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, and Meditation, are important therapeutic techniques each recovering individual may use to gain insight and develop daily skills in the quest to live a healthy life.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
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I operate a sliding scale for Students, Individuals or Couples experiencing financial difficulties.
£20 - £40 Children
£35 - £65 Individual
£55 - £80 Couple
£50 - £75 Individual Supervision
£80 - £125 Group Supervision
I have been Enhanced DBS, (Disclosure and Barring Service), checked.
I have regular Child Protection and Safeguarding training.
Daytime, Evening and Saturday appointments offered.
Free car parking
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available from Monday to Saturday 0800hrs - 2100hrs. I offer HOME VISITS at no extra charge.
Types of client
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