Noel Bremond – MSc Counselling Psychology, MBACP
Hello, and thank you for viewing my profile. I have a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology and wide-ranging experience gained mainly in the NHS. I work from a quiet and discreet location in central Lancaster. Please see the issues I can help you to deal with at the bottom of the page. I specialise in depression and anxiety, plus relationship, family and work problems. I'm especially skilled at assisting people experiencing, or who have experienced, acute stress, and the bodily pain that often accompanies it. I'm also experienced and interested in working with body image issues, whilst I understand the influence of our pasts and upbringings. Overall, I can help you in a sensitive and balanced manner. I'm now going to tell you more about my work.
First and foremost, I strive to create an atmosphere in which you feel comfortable talking about whatever you wish and from which a trusting therapeutic relationship can develop between us. Our relationship should be beneficial to you, with us continuously collaborating through your counselling to ensure that this is the case.
How I can help you
It’s only natural that feelings and circumstances in relationships sometimes change, while family dynamics are often complicated. Through my own time in professional and academic environments, I am aware of the strain that work can put on us. I also have advanced knowledge of the reasons for, and how to manage, the bodily pain that can be caused by acute stress: the stress could be a result of, for example, unhappiness, uncertainly, lack of safety and/or security, going through a period of change or being subject to abuse. I also understand that the image we have of ourselves and our bodies can significantly affect how we feel. Additionally, I recognise that negative, distressing or traumatic aspects of our pasts and upbringings can influence our thoughts, feelings and behaviour in the present.
I can assist you in investigating and making more sense of the roots and development of what's troubling you, then enable you to find ways of relieving and improving how you feel. I know from personal experience the value of having a trained professional to support and guide us through our problems. I can work with you in the short-term to help you identify possible solutions to your difficulties and develop clearer decision-making, or over a more extended period so that you form a deeper understanding of your difficulties, yourself and – most importantly – how to both function more effectively and feel well more consistently.
Although during sessions I like to use natural language and discuss concepts in understandable terms, my approach is integrative and tailored to your needs – we can talk about and agree on this at the outset and review it regularly through our work. I am particularly informed by humanistic psychology, heuristic inquiry, reductive phenomenology, attachment theory, cognitive therapies and the latest research in neurophysiology and nutrition.
I can facilitate a better understanding of yourself
I have a research interest in how our personalities are structured and our individual "senses of self" – who we think and feel we are – which can be particularly enlightening for people who wish to understand their body image issues and/or the negative way they feel about themselves. Should you wish, I can bring my understanding of this fascinating area to our work. I have found that learning to analyse and perceive ourselves in this way can improve mood, reduce stress and anxiety, plus help us to:
- Identify our core make-up and strengths;
- Understand more deeply our behaviour, motivations and decisions;
- Improve relationships and working life;
- Feel more settled, clear-minded and self-knowledgeable.
Our first session
I will give you a written agreement which outlines confidentiality, privacy and the legal aspects of our work, then ask you to read, accept and sign it before we can gently start to discuss what's brought you to counselling. The agreement does not in any way commit you to our work; it simply provides the framework for it.
Thank you very much for taking time to read about my work – I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master of Science degree in Counselling Psychology. Nearly 4 years' experience gained in the NHS and with a mental health charity. Significant prior experience in people-facing roles in the private sector.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£45 per hour-long session.
Reduced fee negotiable if you are a student or unwaged – please enquire.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|