Louise McBride - Counsellor and Psychodynamic Therapist
Hello. I hope you are coping as well as you can with our 'new normal' way of being.
I realise that online or telephone counselling might be a very different experience for some people so am offering a 10 minute Zoom or Skype session for free or a 10 minute telephone chat to help you decide if online or telephone counselling feels comfortable for you. It does seem to be suiting many people. We humans are good at adapting!
I have considerable experience with the following issues...
- Depression: suicidal feelings, consistent sadness, feeling empty and unfulfilled.
- Anxiety: panic attacks, feeling overwhelmed, struggling to cope.
- Relationship issues: issues around being supportive and caring, sexual issues, sexuality.
- Emotion management: anger, withdrawal, envy, jealousy.
Please ask about anything not mentioned above. I may be able to help.
I am a Psychodynamic Therapist meaning I am interested in your past and how it has shaped who you are now. Being stuck in an emotionally and psychologically difficult place can feel tormenting and can cause unnecessary suffering. You can't change your past. What has happened has happened. However, you can change how you think and feel about it and create a new story for yourself.
"I contacted Louise after trying many different approaches to treat a depression which has affected me since I was a teenager. For the first time in years I understood why I was unhappy and as I started to orient myself in a more meaningful direction my depression lifted. My time with Louise has been life changing". Testimonial by DL.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Edinburgh
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling - University of Edinburgh
Certificate in Creative Supervision - Northern Guild Newcastle
Certificate in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) - Sottish Institute of NLP.
Certificate in Training Practice - Carnegie college Dunfermline
Member of the following professional organisations:
- BACP - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
I consistently keep up to date with current research and am passionately committed to my continuing personal and professional development. A selection of my CPD includes:
- Certificate in creative supervision
- BACP certificate of proficiency
- Essentials of Psychosynthesis
- Understanding the dynamics of domestic abuse
- Family constellations
- Working with shadow material
- The meaning of money
- Making meaning of the voices
- Transgenerational trauma
- The challenge of encountering the other with empathy
- The importance of core emotions in the recovery from traumatic experience
- The Role of Counsellors in Combating Sexual Abuse
- The Brain
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Any session cancelled with less than 24h notice is chargeable at full fee.
Any session cancelled with more than 24h notice is charged at 50% of full fee.