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Is life frustrating? Are you anxious, or having relationship difficulties? I offer a welcoming, confidential space to share & overcome life's difficulties.
I offer short and long term therapy and counselling for people experiencing life's difficulties including relationship issues, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety and bereavement. I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist with a psychodynamic orientation. This means I can work in a variety of ways and ensure that you get the best possible support for the issues you want to explore. I offer individual long and short term therapy and can see people once a week or more frequently.
The way we are going to work together is something we would agree. Sometimes CBT is helpful for the immediate relief of symptoms, helping with panic and for anger management. Other times a more meditative and mindful approach might be more helpful in relieving stress, anxiety and depression. Sometime it's preferable to concentrate on understanding and finding new ways to deal with life’s daily difficulties, perhaps in understanding why patterns of abuse repeat themselves. Many people also find working with dreams highly beneficial.
However we proceed you are guaranteed an atmosphere of thoughtful compassion, intelligent reflection and openness.
Training, qualifications & experience
Before training I worked in higher education where I was responsible for running a large media studies department with close to 1000 students. I understand the realities of the work place and its pressures, budgets, and management concerns.
During my training I worked for the NHS for four years as an Honorary Psychotherapist as part of the mental health services team seeing a range of clients with issues such as OCD, depression, addictions and personality disorders.
I use a range of models including mindfulness, CBT and Jungian ways of working.
2010 Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology (SPCP), Regent’s College.
2010 MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling. School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology (SPCP), Regent’s College.
1988 PhD - Detecting the Myth: an application of C.G. Jung’s analytical psychology to film analysis, awarded by the University of Stirling.
1984 BA Hons (First Class) Applied Photography, Film and Television. Harrow Art College HCHE (now University of Westminster) - CNAA Degree, awarded by the University of Middlesex.
Registered Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Professional Member of Regent's School of Psychotherapy and Psychology
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£70.00 - £80.00
You can find out more about me on my website: www.lukehockley.com