F. Louise Goodall, MBACP, Dip.Couns
01895 257567 / 07954580690
Hello there … I’m an experienced counsellor who incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy tools and techniques within my Psycho-Analytic practice. This informs the way I counsel by giving me insight into the workings of the mind and the havoc our internal narrative can play when it becomes overly negative, robbing us of confidence, self-esteem and provoking unhelpful behaviour.
I am passionate about helping my clients to feel more in control and happier mentally about themselves by helping them explore their psychological well-being. I provide a friendly, kind and supportive environment from which we can explore the childhood roots of issues or investigate how clients can survive life obstacles by challenging the way we think and the way we internalise and process events.
I believe sometimes there is a need for immediate and extra support for clients who need more than a once a week session of 50 minutes. I offer double sessions and extra help during the week in the form of email or telephone contact until a level of equilibrium is reached.
My original counselling orientation is Psycho-Analytic where I utilise the analytic style of this theory to enable clients to explore their past whilst staying focused on an obtainable goal for therapy. Although counselling can be hard and painful at times I am committed to supported exploration of issues drawing on the trust developed within our therapeutic relationship, luckily this seems to nurture humour at times as an essential and reparative outlet.
My experience to date lies with clients who suffer from severe depression and anxiety, obsessive thoughts, faulty thinking biases, low self-esteem and confidence, post-traumatic stress disorders, child abuse, abusive relationships and bullying, trauma from learning disabilities, obsessions, phobia’s, attachment issues, ADHD sufferers, loss and grief, paranoia, divorce and separations, dysfunctional parenting, abandonment, family discord, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling by Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body CPCAB
Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body CPCAB
Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP since 2011
Membership Number 773963
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I offer a free half-hour initial session - Get to know me - which you are able leave at the end of or choose to stay straight on for an hour long chargeable session @ £35. This makes an initial session potentially last 1.5 hours if you like what you hear :)
I charge £35 per hour session.
Upon contact I will carry out a telephone assessment to ascertain general issues and establish mutual suitability.
Our first session will include an extra 15 minutes of form filling which is not chargeable.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm (last session 7pm) Saturday upon request, variable
Types of client