Honora Totman - Counsellor & Psychotherapist MBACP. Couples and Individuals
The Regency Practice
42 Clarendon Street
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my profile!
I am a BACP registered Psychodynamic Counsellor offering short and long term therapy. I adapt my therapy to suit the uniqueness of each individual or couple I work with; according to the issues they are struggling with. I have 21 years’ experience as a practising counsellor and therapist in a variety of settings, such as Relate Maidenhead, GP surgeries, and continue to work with Relate National as a consultant based in Cheltenham at the Mediation Centre, as well as my own private practice in Cheltenham.
How may I help you?
I draw upon a broad spectrum of psychotherapeutic knowledge, I believe that no single approach has all the answers, therefore I can offer the most effective tools and techniques from different modalities and have helped clients overcome:
- relationship breakdowns
- life stage
- low self-esteem
- end of a significant relationship
- stress and anxiety
My approach is to enable the exploration of feelings and thoughts about oneself and relationships with others, and to understand the connection between how our past experiences and our current behaviours may result in negative outcomes. The process is collaborative, based on respect, and is non-judgemental.
In my opinion the key to gaining the best possible outcome is the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client(s). Therefore I will always recommend an Assessment Consultation to see if you feel comfortable working with me, likewise, to see if I can offer the expertise you need. The length of ongoing therapy will be dependent on your individual needs and is usually for a mutually agreed period discussed at the end of the Assessment Consultation.
Anxiety and Stress Related Issues
I also work with clients that suffer from chronic pain (somatisation disorders) including Fibromyalgia, ME, CFS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, back- shoulder- neck- knee- foot pain, sciatica, whiplash, RSI, eczema, psoriasis, colitis, spastic colon, migraine and many more symptoms. The emphasis is to eradicate the symptoms for good and how to get your life back!
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Psychotherapy
- Certified Relate Counsellor
- EFT Practitioner
- NLP Practitioner
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Chrysalis Effect Practitioner (CFS/ME/Fibromyalgia Exhaustive Conditions Practitioner)
- SIRPA Practitioner (Stress Illness Recovery Practitioner)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Pain and Stress Illness Specialist
A Free Introductory Call...
If you are unsure then why not take the opportunity to contact me to arrange a suitable time for a free 15 minute consultation by phone, Skype or Vsee with no obligation - where I can answer any questions you may have, it is also important to see if you will feel comfortable working with me, likewise, to see if I can offer the expertise you need.
- For couples the assessment consultation and all ongoing sessions will be £60.
- For individuals the assessment consultation will be £50.00 including ongoing sessions.
- Concessions are available for those unable to pay the full amount
- By Skype or Vsee it is £40 per session by prior arrangement. I ask for payment in advance of all sessions.
- For Stress and Anxiety Therapy, please contact me direct for information about fees.
Here is a little feedback from some of my clients:
"Honora is a good counsellor, direct in her approach on occasions, but I like that. We would not have benefitted from someone who just held up the mirror. She provided a safe, neutral place to explore our relationship and has helped me to understand better my role in our marriage and helped to find better ways to communicate and to nurture our partnership; we count ourselves as very fortunate to have worked with a skilled counsellor. We would highly recommend her." Mr & Mrs Smythe
"Honora enabled me (a notoriously closed soul) to find an outlet to talk in a space that I felt supported and understood. This proved alien to me at first but due to her help I think/hope my wife's understanding of me , and in contrast, my greater understanding of her will play a huge part in our long future together." Mr & Mrs Samuel D
"I consider myself extremely lucky to have found Honora. Her counselling style is highly professional and skilled but relaxed and completely non-judgemental. At the start of the sessions I was in a very dark place but within just a few weeks she helped me to work through all of my issues, which was at times quite difficult, and come out the other side a much happier, stronger, more positive person than I have ever been. I now very much look forward to living the rest of my life (in all its wonderful glory) and know that I can cope with whatever it may throw at me, good or bad. Thank you so much Honora for giving me back who I am and the grace and strength to take my life forward in the most postive light. I could not recommend you highly enough". Susan B
“I sought counselling on the advice of a very close friend after separating from my husband of eighteen months, and commencing divorce proceedings. I had never had counselling before, and quite frankly did not think that there was any benefit to be gained. I did an internet search for counsellors in my area and selected Honora based on how highly qualified she was, and on her profile statement. It was to be a decision that I am so thankful I made. From the outset, Honora was professional yet engaged. I was provided with all the information I required prior to my first session which gave me the confidence that I was entering into a relationship that was well structured and meaningful. The very first session set me firmly on the path to understanding my situation and helping myself to heal. The emphasis was really on helping myself, and Honora provided me with the tools and insight to enable me to do so. I did not require many sessions with Honora as a result of how supportive, empathetic and skilled she proved herself to be. At the end of our working together I was amazed at the level of awareness, as well how equipped and in control of my life I felt. I cannot thank you enough Honora for your excellent support and service. I would highly recommend her services to anyone who feels in need of professional, effective, educational and insightful support into any issue with which they are struggling.” Jackie B-C
"I was of the belief that going to counselling was for girls; I cannot thank Honora enough for giving me the inspiration and the clarity I needed to move forward with my life. Thank you." John H
“We have been married for 34 years, we stopped being intimate over 15 years ago, our relationship is now better than it ever was thanks to Honora.” Anna M
"I worked through a fully supported programme of psychotherapy, paper based exercises, new behavioural strategies, visualisation, mindfulness and meditation - Honora was with me every step of the way. If you are determined enough and are willing to believe in yourself and a more holistic approach, then you can get your life back too. Honora gave me the key to unlock the things that were causing me to suffer. I can’t praise her or this programme enough. Thank you Honora." Nicola J
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
CHELTENHAM - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and Saturday morning
Types of client