Hello and welcome. I am Patrick, an experienced Counsellor offering face to face counselling sessions to adult individuals in a confidential, safe and quiet setting in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. I am a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
From our first contact I offer you a totally confidential service with a dedicated phone and e-mail address. Any contact you have with me will only be accessed by me.
You will find that I am a caring, empathetic friendly counsellor with a professional approach who is committed to your individual growth and sense of true wellbeing. Sometimes we all have issues that we need help facing, working through, and overcoming. It might be an overwhelming life event, a crippling trauma, a transition, or life changes that may be hard to move past, or accept.
As your therapist, I will provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment in which we can work together to better understand and resolve any challenges in your life. if you choose to work with me, the work will be focussed on the issues you bring, with the understanding that we will not simply examine the issue in total isolation but as a part of your world, seeing it in the wider context of your life and history.
In my practice I work to an integrative approach which allows me to progress at your pace applying Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles. The integrative counselling approach acknowledges that you are a unique individual and that different people have different needs and no one single approach is sufficient.
I have a number of years of experience in dealing with adults who have experienced difficulties in a wide and varied range of issues including; addiction, bereavement, relationship issues, anger management, depression, anxiety, abuse, low self-esteem, sexual issues, low self-confidence, child related issues, stress, work related issues, trauma, bullying.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling UCS
FDA Integrative Counselling UCS
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
I am also a trained facilitator delivering Anxiety Management, Depression Management and Confidence and Self - Esteem courses. My back ground is from working in community mental health; this gives me a good understanding of those mental health issues that can trouble an individual.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Assessment (1 hour) £40
Individual counselling (60 minutes) £40