Sometimes we can find ourselves in a place where we 'can't see the wood for the trees'. We feel as if we have little or no control over ours or others behaviour. That the direction our life is taking us is going the wrong way. Accompanying this here can often be a sense of loss or injustice, of not being able to imagine a better future. With up to date psychological understanding there is a better future. Building on your own knowledge and resources we can identify your personal goals and what you want to achieve from the appointments. This tailored approach will work with you to resolve barriers and move you towards your goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
For over 10years working at the front line of NHS mental health care, I bring a thorough breadth of knowledge and understanding to my private practice as a Human Givens Therapist.
Working with Veterans and others who have suffered significant trauma has given me the knowledge and experience to work successfully with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as other more common presentations such as depression and anxiety.
Tailoring my skills and providing useful information I will work with you at your pace, over minimal number of sessions to bring positive resolution to your situation.
Perhaps the best summary, with agreed permission, is from Martin who said, 'It's almost as if I can't remember what it was like to be continually feeling some level of anxiety or fear'.
If you feel that I maybe able to be of help to you please do give me a ring and I will be happy to have a chat on how we may progress and what you can expect from working with me.
Human Givens Institute
The Human Givens Institute (HGI) is both a membership organisation and a professional body representing the interests of those in the caring and teaching professions who have an interest in or utilise the human givens approach. Counselling Directory register Registered Members (MHGI) and Fellow Members (FHGI), who will have completed the Post Graduate Practitioner's Assessment (Part III) and who are fully qualified to practise as a human givens therapist or counsellor. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer free 20-30 minute telephone consultation so that we can chat about your aims from coming to therapy and how my knowledge and approach can be tailored to suit this.
Sessions are booked as appropriate to your needs and generally cost £55 per hour. I am happy to agree concession rates for people on limited incomes.
Couples are a little more expensive at £75 per hour
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