Lee Thorogood, Dip Counselling, PG Cert CBT, RN
I am a fully qualified Counsellor with over 18 years experience of working with clients, in the NHS, private practice and a local low cost counselling service, with a range of emotional issues and concerns.
I am able to provide a safe, non judgemental, confidential space for to you to talk, feel and to be heard and valued for being you. I appreciate that accessing help can in itself feel scary; I am here to help and genuinely want to help you overcome any difficulties you may have and grow in your awareness of yourself and maximise your wellbeing.
I work with adults who may been experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, BDD, low self esteem or feeling sad. These problems are often associated with trauma or eating disorders.
I offer a integrative therapeutic approach to counselling, which draws on my training, experience and skills of Transactional Analysis psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I offer either short, or longer term counselling working collaboratively to identify the areas that are troubling or worrying you, agreeing the areas you wish to focus in your sessions.
Using a variety of skilled techniques, I aim to help you to develop ways for you to view yourself, the world and others in ways which are more helpful to you; and move forward with your life in way that offers you more opportunity to be spontaneous , and awareness and intimacy.
Please call me for a no charge, 20 min discussion of how I may help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling (Link Centre),
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (PG. Cert) (IOP, Uni. of London),
- RN (Mental Health and General Nursing)
Additionally, I have a:
BA (Hons) in Social Policy and a PG. Dip. in Public Health and Management.
I am a member of United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis, EATA, RCN professional bodies and am accredited with the National Counselling Society.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Whilst, I don't offer intermediary services with adoptees I have undertaken specific training to work with adopted adults and birth relatives of adoptees. I have a broad understanding and empathy to offer counselling for clients for whom this is an issue.
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
For 50 min session my fee is £60. Weekend sessions maybe available at a fee of £70.
I am developing my private practice so i am able to be flexible with my working hours.
Whilst you may be familiar with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, you may be unfamiliar with Transactional Analysis.
TA is model of psychotherapy which was developed in the US in the 1960s and quickly became popular in the UK and across the world. TA, can be best described, as a theory of personality and relationships based on a study of specific ego states, a theory of social interaction or interpersonal communication and system of group and /or personal growth and personal change. TA incorporates elements of Cognitive and Behavioural therapy. Hence I believe both modalities compliment one another, and was one of the reason why when I decided to do further psychotherapy training I choose TA.