Pamela Port

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(MA Integrative Counselling, BSc (Hons), MBACP)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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 i.e 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 60 minutes - £65 

Monday - Friday Sessions are 50 minutes - £60

Saturday Sessions - £80

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 trained in 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 trauma. I have broadened my scope to learn about and understand trauma ie Developmental Trauma, PTSD, and complex PTSD. I am also interested in the Neurobiology of trauma. I have experience 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 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.

I teach effective emotional regulation techniques based on neuroscience to help people manage their emotions more effectively.  

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

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

Fees

£60.00 - £80.00

Additional information

Assessment session 60 minutes - £50

Skype sessions Monday- Friday 9am-7:30pm 50 minutes - £45

Saturday sessions 10:30am - 2:30pm £65

When I work

Skype and Face-to-face Sessions:

Monday to Friday 9am-8:30pm

Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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