Dean Gaylard MNCS
I think when starting counselling it can be tough to feel comfortable opening up to someone completely new. It is for this reason that I always aim to approach counselling with a relaxed, warm and laid back attitude, as being in the spotlight can undoubtedly feel intimidating at times. I work in a person centered way and seek to promote self-compassion, patience and tolerance as I strongly believe these qualities help to identify and erode internal conflict and criticism. I also really value building strong bonds with my clients, and seek to enter their worlds as fully as possible, as I know from my own therapeutic journey that feeling heard, understood and having someone who emotionally resonates with you are vital for building trust.
Coming from a background as a Reiki energy healer/intuitive, I love to bring these elements into my counselling practice. Over the years I have developed a strong intuitive capacity and energetic sensitivity and can thus offer energetic healing and insight alongside counselling if desired, as we verbally explore whatever issues feel most pertinent to you. This can be achieved remotely, as well as face to face. Though for the meantime I am afraid I will only be offering the former due to the current virus restrictions.
I like to work with different parts of our selves identifying the characteristics which define each aspect of the self and how they rise to the surface in response to certain situations in our lives. In doing so I wish to support the retrieval and integration of parts that may have been rejected, dissociated or fragmented due to traumatic experiences.
I also offer hypnotherapy, which can be a powerful tool in helping to reprogram the subconscious mind; allowing us to transform unwanted patterns and access information or memory otherwise inaccessible to the conscious awareness.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling skills with Distinction.
- Shinpiden- Reiki Master Teacher qualification.
- Four Stage Trauma Recovery Pathway with BDT.
- Understanding and Recovering from Self Harming behaviours.
- Past life regression
- Advanced Interagency Child Protection Training
- Autism Awareness Training.
- Intensive Interaction Training.
- NVQ 3 Health and Social Care
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Times vary according to the depth of work desired. Where additional energy work or hypnotherapy is preferable, longer may be appropriate, whereas one hour is usually ample for just Counselling or a mixture of Counselling + Reiki.
£40 per hour
£55 for 90 minutes
£75 for 120 minutes