kevin guthrie MBACP Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist GQHP
My name is Kevin Guthrie, I am a qualified, registered therapist and BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy ) member who has practised for over 5 years. I am passionate about the psychological and emotional well being and offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment to explore and make sense of your experiences
Positive and effective change can enhance our sense of well being and help build our resiliencies so that we can cope better with the challenges life presents us.
Through a therapeutic relationship built on trust and mutual respect, I will support you in developing your own resources -improving your quality of life.
I chose to become a counsellor through having a poor experience in a counselling session many years ago. I decided then I didn't want others to experience what I had.
I have been through my own difficulties, at times I might not have believed they were survivable, they were and I did, so can you.
I believe strongly in the counselling process, and that each individual has the ability and resources within them to create the life they want. Growth and change can only happen when the surrounding conditions are right....an orchid would never grow in a cupboard.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in therapeutic counselling, level 4, CBCAP
Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling, level 5, CBCAP
Professional registration BACP
Couples counselling workshop
Certificate in Hypnotherapy
Certificate in coaching
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
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This first session will help you to decide if you feel comfortable working with me, it will also help me to ensure I have the correct skill and knowledge to facilitate your journey.
I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation or face to face for 30 minutes. This first session isn't needed if you feel you don’t want it. You are not committing to further appointments by having this initial session. Use the contact page to get in touch, if you call and my phone goes to answer machine (I may be working) please leave a message and I will return your call.
My fees are £50.00 per 50 minute session for individuals. £65.00 per hour for couples I offer reduced fees to clients experiencing financial difficulties. (by negotiation). I also undertake EAP (Employee Assistance Program) work.
I offer long term or short term counselling sessions from my home in Newark. The counselling practice is warm, comfortable and homely.
Counselling Sessions are:-
• One to one
• Private and confidential
Sessions usually last for 50 minutes on a weekly or fortnightly basis, both time and frequency may be negotiated. Reviews of the therapy are undertaken every few weeks to ensure you are comfortable and that we are making steps forward. The number of sessions you will have is flexible and open-ended, we decide together when you feel you want the therapy to end.
I am flexible with my working hours to ensure you get the days and times you need.
There is a 100% charge for appointments cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.
What clients have said:
"I went to see Kevin after a relationship breakup and when some of my key friendships suddenly ended. At the time, these really affected me and
compounded what was low self-esteem. I struggled to understand why emotionally I could be extremely up and down within short periods of time. Why I selected partners that were wrong and why I got so upset when friendships ended.
Kevin provided me with the opportunity to see that the causes of my low self-esteem originated in my early life. It made me over-dependent on people with a reluctance to let go of relationships that were wrong for me. He recommended a number of techniques and books that really helped me understand my emotions and what I need. Since the period of therapy, I feel more grounded and happier. I make better emotional decisions and no longer feel that I choose partners that do not match what I really need or make me happy.
Kevin provided me with the space to explore my feelings. He was easy to talk to and made me feel at ease."
"At first I was worried about counselling but after my first session, I felt a lot of happier about the situation because my counsellor Kevin was easy to talk to and made me feel at ease.
I didn’t feel worried, I felt like I could say whatever I wanted too without being judged for saying what I felt or for saying something stupid. I felt he understood me and that he could relate to what I was saying or feeling. It wasn’t just someone telling me what I had to change, he tried to understand even if he didn’t originally understand he would try.
The counselling I received really helped me understand why I felt how I did and how to try to change that. I always looked forward to my sessions. Kevin was friendly and understanding. It made counselling a lot less daunting; I was comfortable talking about my problems to him. It felt more like I was talking to a friend then a stranger"
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday-Fri 7am 7pm Sat 9-12
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|