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Pamela Port (MA Integrative Counselling, BSc (Hons), MBACP)

Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9
07793 132050 07793 132050
Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9

About me

Welcome to my Integrative approach to therapy. After many years of studying and working in the field I have found an Integrative approach to therapy is really helpful. An integration of different approaches embraces the uniqueness of every individual. I approach the therapeutic relationship with warmth, compassion and kindness. I will always do my best to ensure you feel safe and accepted no matter what you bring into your session. It is important for me to be genuine, open and honest as I always have your best interests at heart. This also means that I might need to challenge you however, I will always do this in a gentle and non-judgmental way.

I do believe there is always hope for change. Sometimes feeling the pain from the past is the way you heal the pain. One of my favourite sayings is "The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow" Ricky Feuntes 2013. Therapy can be a painful process however, I do believe that once the pain has been processed it can be liberating. It can help you enhance your life and reach your full potential. I do believe counselling can increase inner strength and resilience. My purpose in life is helping people and I do this with passion and dedication. I think this saying is very appropriate: "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls, the most massive characters are seared with scars" Khalil Gibran. I do believe that nothing is insurmountable.

I work with a variety of issues such as:

Anxiety and panic attacks
Relationship issues
Depression
Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Developmental Trauma ie a trauma experienced during childhood years
Eating disorders specifically bulimia, emotional and binge eating
Self harm and Borderline Personality Disorder
Dissociative Identity Disorder (previously referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder)
Bereavement/Grief
Breast cancer patients
Infertility and miscarriages

I am currently only offering Skype sessions

Assessment Session - £45

Monday - Friday Sessions are £40

Saturday Sessions - £50

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Masters in Integrative Counselling and a BSc (Hons) Psychology. My foundation certificate and Diploma is in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. This approach incorporates a variety of therapeutic orientations such as Humanism, Gestalt, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Attachment theory and Transactional Analysis.

I have also trained in Eating Disorders and Addictions. I use Dialectical Behavioural Therapy when working with this as it helps address the "all or nothing" or "black or white" type thinking associated with Eating Disorders and Addictions. As I have gained experience as a therapist I have realised that at the heart of all Eating Disorders and Addictions there is usually some of kind of trauma. I have broadened my scope to learn about and understand trauma ie Developmental Trauma, PTSD and Complexed-PTSD. I am also interested in the Neurobiology of trauma. I have experience in working with personality disorders like Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Borderline Personality Disorder.

I believe the most fundamental part of all therapy is the therapeutic relationship. It is through the therapeutic relationship that the most healing occurs. The effectiveness of therapy is based on the therapeutic relationship rather than any specific therapeutic model. How people are in relationships is usually based on their experiences of their first relationship ie the primary caregiver. It is important to understand our first experiences of these relationships in order to understand how we are in our current relationships. I have also done numerous training courses in Attachment theory as this is vital when working with trauma.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Assessment session 60 minutes - £45

Skype sessions Monday- Friday 9am-9:30pm 50 minutes - £40

Saturday sessions 10:30am - 2:30pm £50

Catterick Garrison
North Yorkshire
DL9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Skype and Face-to-face Sessions:

Monday to Friday 9am-8:30pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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Pamela Port (MA Integrative Counselling, BSc (Hons), MBACP)

Pamela Port (MA Integrative Counselling, BSc (Hons), MBACP)