Noel Bremond

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MSc (Couns. Psych.) MBACP (Accred.)
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Lancaster, LA1 1TX
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About me

Hello, and thank you for viewing my profile. I hold a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology, am accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, meaning I've met their higher practice standards, and have wide-ranging client experience (over 3,500 post-qualification hours in various NHS and private contexts). I work from a private, comfortable, quiet room at the Lancaster Quaker Meeting House. I also provide video sessions through a private, secure video platform, plus telephone sessions. Please see the issues I can help you to deal with at the bottom of the page. I specialise in depression and anxiety – particularly concerning problems with work, family and relationships. 

I'm also skilled at helping those who've suffered severe stress and traumatic events such as physical, sexual, psychological and emotional abuse, including controlling and coercive behaviour. Additionally, I work with individuals who wish to understand, manage and improve their personality structure, body image issues and body dysmorphia. I particularly emphasise the influence of our pasts and upbringings and our 'emotional pathology'. Overall, I can help you in a sensitive and balanced manner. I'm now going to tell you more about my work.

Primarily, I strive to create an atmosphere you feel safe and comfortable in – one from which a trusting relationship can develop between us. Our relationship should be continuously beneficial to you, with consistent collaboration through your therapy to ensure so.

It’s only natural that feelings and circumstances in relationships sometimes change, while family dynamics are often complicated. Through personal time in professional and academic environments, I'm aware of the strain working life can put on us. I hold an advanced knowledge of the reasons for – plus how to manage and alleviate – bodily pain that often accompanies and endures after responses to severe stress and trauma. I also recognise that we can be significantly affected by negative images of, and uncertainty about, ourselves and our bodies. Moreover, I understand that aspects of our pasts and upbringings can influence our thoughts, feelings and behaviour in the present.

I can assist you in tracing and investigating the roots and development of what's troubling you – your 'emotional pathology' – before enabling you to develop ways of relieving and improving your issues. Through personal experience, I know the value of having a trained professional to support and guide us through our difficulties. I can work with you in a shorter term, counselling context to help you identify possible solutions to your problems and make better decisions, or psychotherapeutically over a more extended period. Longer-term work can help form a deeper understanding of your difficulties, yourself and – most importantly – how to function more effectively and feel well more consistently. In my clinical experience, deeper, longer work is central to lasting recovery and mitigating regression. 

Although I like to use natural language and incorporate technical detail in understandable terms, my approach is holistic, trans-diagnostic and integrates different elements according to your needs. In particular, I draw on neurophysiology, phenomenological analysis, psychoanalysis, humanistic psychology and attachment theory. I also utilise the latest research in nutrition. We can discuss my methodology at the outset and review regularly during our work. 

I hold a research interest in our personalities and 'senses of self' – who we think and feel we are, plus why. Should you wish, I can bring my understanding of this fascinating area to our work. I've found that learning to analyse and perceive ourselves in such a way can reduce stress and anxiety, lift depression and help us to:

  • Identify our core make-up and strengths;
  • Understand more deeply our behaviours, motivations and decisions;
  • Improve relationships and working life;
  • Feel more settled, clear-minded and self-knowledgeable, through having a more accurate 'map' of our emotional and psychological landscapes.

After receiving your initial enquiry, I'll email a therapeutic agreement to you, outlining confidentiality, privacy and legal aspects. If you're comfortable with it, we can arrange the first appointment. The counselling agreement isn't a commitment; it simply provides the framework for our professional relationship.

Thank you for reading about my work, and I look forward to working with you.

Noel

Training, qualifications & experience

Master of Science degree in Counselling Psychology. Over 6 years'/3,800 hours' post-qualification experience gained in the NHS and privately.

Member organisations

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BACP
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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Sessions are fifty minutes

When I work

Please enquire

Lancaster Quaker Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations

Key details

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Noel Bremond
Noel Bremond