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BACP Integrative Counsellor & Neurofeedback Practitioner

About me

Improving your life is a mix of helping your head and heart. With Neurofeedback (advanced brain training) and Somatically Focused Counselling, I use two of the most powerful, safe and well proven systems to help you move towards a more relaxed state of being. Difficult emotional states are most commonly a combination of imbalances in brain wave patterns and unprocessed trauma. This combination is designed to address your underlying difficulties.

Neurofeedback - is a comprehensive brain training system, that promotes healthy brain function. It started in research settings in the 1950s and was then further developed for use by health care professionals, to help people with a wide range of difficulties that originate in the brain.  It has been used to treat millions of people and has over 10,000 peer reviewed studies.

Are you feeling or struggling with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • ADHD, Asperger’s & Autism
  • Children struggling in education
  • Anger
  • Conflict within the home
  • Loss & Grief
  • Isolated
  • Behaviour change following head injury
  • Drugs & alcohol
  • Abuse
  • Attachment

Mental Health – is a combination of factors; intellectual, social, physical wellbeing, emotional resilience, and meaningful activity, to name but a few. However, to be able to develop these areas, we need good brain function. Studies show that neurofeedback increases the ability to absorb new information, plan, concentrate, remember, emotionally regulate, and relate to others in a more relaxed, empathetic and confident way. 

Somatically Focused Counselling - Difficult experiences that are not released are not just stored in and affect the mind, they also are stored in and affect the body. They do this in part because you have millions of neurons within your body. This storing of trauma physiologically is something that somatically focused counselling works with by helping you get in touch with how you are storing it within your body, and helping you release it in a regulating way. The therapeutic methods I use in addition to my counselling skills to do this are Thought Field Therapy (TFT) and body focused somatic counselling .

Profile - I have a long history of being involved in therapeutic work, starting in the 1980s working on a project to provide play therapy to children and people with learning difficulties. Over the years I have studied and qualified in several areas; Remedial Massage, Social Work, Integrative Counselling, Education, and 2 professional qualifications in neurofeedback, as well as ongoing training. 

After reading about neurofeedback in 2016 and looking at some of the research, I trained in Neurofeedback in 2017 and have integrated it into my practice ever since. To support my ongoing professional development within neurofeedback, I have monthly Zoom training with Dr. Mary Tracy PHD, a recognised leader in neurofeedback training.

Looking back, I can see that my focus has always been on being able to holistically work with the whole human being, and to help them resolve problems on as deep a level as possible. Having worked a great deal with various kinds of trauma, I think it is crucial for complex cases to have somatically focused counselling alongside neurofeedback, to help the person be able to make significant improvements.  

I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Reviews:

"Has helped not only our son, but our whole family."

"We were really struggling with our adopted son's behaviour. Keith's patience and enquiring, empathic approach has unlocked how the underlying impact of early life trauma has manifested itself in our son's ability to cope emotionally. His persistent search and trial of holistic techniques and strategies has helped not only our son, but our whole family."

Adoptive parent

"Has really helped me re-gain my life"

"I was struggling with drinking and feeling low, Also my family noticed, which also had an effect on them. Since having my sessions with Keith it has really helped me re-gain my life. Having Neurofeedback and counselling sessions along with tapping [emotional Acupressure] has taught me coping strategies, but most of the time I don't need them, as I'm feeling much better. My family is also doing much better - I can highly recommend and have done so to other friends who are also making a recovery."

Alex

Training, qualifications & experience

Additional Training

  • 40hr EEG Clinical Applications Workshop (Stens & BCIA)
  • Advanced Safeguarding Children (Level 2)
  • TRE (Tension Releasing Exercises) Level 1
  • LENS Neurofeedback Practitioner Training
  • Thought Field Therapy (TFT) TFT Boot Camp
  • Practitioner training in Non-Violent Resistance
  • Positive Behaviour Support & Restrictive Physical Intervention (Instructor course)
  • BTEC Level 3 in Education & Training (QCF)
  • DDP Level 1 (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy)

Core Professional Training

  • BTEC Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 5); City of Bristol College (2010-12)
  • Diploma in Social Work; Cheltenham & Gloucester College of HE (1999-01)
  • Diploma in Remedial Massage (Northern Institute of Massage) (1986-87)
  • Parcels, Drama therapy Project (1985)

I work within the BACP code of Ethics, and work with both a psychotherapy and neurofeedback supervisor.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Non-Violent Resistance NVR

Fees

£80.00 per session

Additional information

FREE 20 minute phone consultation.

The Initial session will take up to 2.5 hours. This is so that along with time to talk, we can complete a questionnaire and a brain mapping process.  This will cost £160 for private clients and £200 for organisations.

Subsequent sessions are £80 for private clients and £100 for organisations. for a 50 minute face-to-face session.

As a Neurofeedback provider and counsellor I integrate the various methods that I use within a session there are no additional fees within the session.

If a report is needed or attendance at a meeting then I will charge £80hr for private clients and £100hr for organisations. Short catch up over the phone or quick emails won't be charged for.

Mobile: 07483821864
Email: Email form
Website: www.keithbaker.co.uk

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
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Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.30am and 7pm in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10.

Further information

I will see children, adults and families

You can find my practice in Stonehouse, GL10. I work from home on a Tuesday and Thursday. There is parking in front of the house.


Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations