Raymond Murray - MBACP (Accredited), MNCS (Accredited)
Welcome to my Profile.
My counselling is all about you. It will help to give you a better understanding of yourself and whatever you are going through
When you can do this, then answers can be found and things can get better.
I provide counselling for individuals, couples and families for all types of issues that may include
Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, Control issues, Family problems, Trauma, Addictions,
Anger, Bereavement, Irrational or Negative thoughts, Low self esteem etc.
As with many counsellors my interest emerged from my need of dealing with my own problems.
Counselling helped me when I needed it and this experience influenced me to train as a counsellor.
I believe the experiences I have had in life along with my training as a counsellor has helped me to walk with my clients and journey with them in understanding their world.
I believe that life is not easy, and that we should not be to hard on ourselves.
There are many issues that can cause us emotional unrest as we journey through our lives.
Feelings that at times we don't understand, that can cause us to have thoughts that make our lives difficult and at times unbearable.
These feelings can lead to two of the worst issues I have ever experienced.
The two go hand in hand and they are Anxiety and Depression.
They are the No 1 reason why most people go for counselling.
I have worked a lot with Anxiety and Depression and have had very positive outcomes
that have enabled people to come to terms with and beat these two issues that I
know can bring on some of the worst feelings we can go through in our lives.
Having some sort of understanding of what you are going through is I feel the starting point of
coming to terms with it. Once you can do this it opens up all sorts of opportunities for positive change.
I know it is difficult to take the first step in deciding to try counselling but I would encourage
you to think about it, and know that I will use all my counselling experience and life
knowledge to help you in whatever you are going through.
HOW I HOPE TO HELP YOU
My aim is to offer you a supportive, open and trusting therapeutic relationship and a safe
space to share in confidence whatever is causing you difficulties in your life.
I believe counselling is about reflecting and exploring feelings, and through this gaining
insight into what is causing you emotional unrest.
My counselling will help you to connect with yourself and others and give you an understanding
of yourself that can have such a positive impact on your life.
Counselling for me is the best way of dealing with the problems that besiege us we journey through life.
Issues like depression, anxiety, relationship problems and low self esteem can at times make
you feel that life is hopeless and has no meaning.
Counselling can help to transform any area of your life that you are having difficulties in.
Taking the first step can sometimes be the hardest part but once you take it things can change
Research has shown that the working alliance ( how you get on with your counsellor ) is as
important as any other factor in successful therapeutic outcomes. That is why I will spend time,
when we meet talking about you and what you would like to get out of counselling.
Exploring how you feel about coming for counselling and discussing with you how it can help
are I feel so important in giving you an understanding of how the therapeutic process works.
If we both feel at ease with each other and there is a connection we can start our counselling
HOW I WORK
In my counselling I draw upon a broad range of therapeutic knowledge and relate
my approach to suit my clients.
Each one of us is unique, so tailoring the therapy to suit whatever you need is, I feel, the
best way to work together.
Mostly I work with a Humanistic Approach that will enable you to become empowered
and understand what it is you want in life, and find the desire to do what you want to do and
not be influenced by others.
I incorporate CBT and Existential concepts into the counselling that can enable you find new hope
and purpose in your life along with finding motivation and creating meaning.
I find this type of therapy really beneficial in dealing with such a broad range of issues. It puts you
" the client" at the centre of the process and will help you to increase your self awareness, overcome your difficulties and give you the chance to decide the direction of your life.
CODE OF ETHICS
I receive regular supervision for my work in line with BACP ( British Association of Counselling
and Psychotherapy) guidelines and work fully within the ethical framework of the BACP.
I possess full professional liability insurance and I ensure that I am always continuing my
professional development so that I remain a competent, well informed and effective counsellor.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cruse Bereavement Care Training
NSPCC Child Protection
AQA Level 2 Certificate in Counselling.
AQA Level 3 Certificate in Addictions.
AQA Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
AQA Solution Focussed Brief Therapy.
Trauma, ( How and When to Treat )
Mental health and psychology , beyond nature and nurture.
Accredited Member with BACP, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Accredited Member with National Counselling Society.
Anxiety and Depression is what got me involved in counselling. I overcame severe Depression and Anxiety in my past and the experience of that has led me to wanting to help others that are going through what I would describe as the worst feelings that we can have.
I believe the two go hand in hand. Many people with Anxiety and Depression are so scared of how they feel because it does not seem normal. Because they are scared they become embarrassed by how they feel and don’t seek help.This can cause a downward spiral that can cause all sorts of pain and anguish.
I feel that understanding Anxiety and Depression is the start of learning how to beat it. Counselling can help you lose the fear by giving you the tools to understand yourself and how you feel. When we lose the fear of Anxiety and Depression we become so much stronger and this can enable us to learn new ways of thinking that can help us recover and in many ways understand ourselves fully.
I have had varied experience in counselling, both working with Cruse Bereavement and in community counselling. I have experience of counselling individuals with issues such as; bereavement, anger, low self esteem, self-harm, personality disorders, addictions, depression and anxiety. I have seen how counselling can be so beneficial to clients in giving them an understanding of themselves and the problems they are facing.
I have a great regard for Mindfulness and relaxation and have seen how it can transform peoples lives.
I practice it myself and have been impressed by the results.
It can open up your world to a whole new way of living that can eliminate Anxiety and Depression.
When Anxiety and Depression are gone it is replaced with contentment and peace of mind and this is when living can become enjoyable and precious again.
I am an Accredited member of the National Counselling Society and a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and am true to their code of ethics.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Session rate; Individual Counselling £35 per 1 hour session
Couples; / Relationship Counselling £40 per I hour session
I work with an integrated approach that is really all about the connection I have with my clients. For me having that connection and trust between client and counsellor is one of the most important ingredients for a successful outcome.
Using an integrative approach means I will incorporate different concepts of the 3 major schools of counselling:
- Humanistic/ Existential Approach (The Humanistic/Existential Approach empowers clients to value themselves and live their lives the way they want)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT helps clients to change their thinking and rid themselves of their negative core beliefs. When they can do this then they can open their life up to a new way of positivity)
- Psychodynamic Approach (This approach gives clients an insight into how past experiences are locked into their unconscious and affect the way they live their lives now)
I believe that using an integrated approach can help clients to understand themselves and in my experience can open up all sorts of new ways for them to confront and free themselves of their problems.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch via e-mail or telephone:
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