F. Louise Goodall
MBACP, Dip.Couns, Dip CBT
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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
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My fee per session is currently £40.
When I work
Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm (last session 6pm) Saturday upon request, variable
Upon contact I will carry out a brief telephone assessment.
I offer remote counselling via Skype or FaceTime telephone.