Razia Dean PGDip CBT; PGDip Counselling; Dip.Hyp;
Taking that first step in seeking help can be very anxiety-provoking. I have several years' experience working with a diverse range of clients presenting with emotional and psychological difficulties, and can help you to feel relaxed and at ease. I offer a warm and pleasant environment, where you can privately and confidentially discuss any aspect of the difficulties you are experiencing. I am qualified in Counselling, CBT and Hypnotherapy as well as being trained in EMDR. My broad range of therapeutic skills and experience enables me to offer you a choice of treatments for a variety of problems and therapy is tailored to your own individual needs, enabling you to work at the pace which is right for you. I have worked in the private and voluntary sector specialising in bereavement counselling. My work in primary care mental health services over the last 8 years has provided me with a good understanding and experience of working with common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety disorders, including PTSD, generalised anxiety and phobias.
CBT is a brief NICE recommended treatment for depression and anxiety. It is a proactive therapy which helps clients to have a better understanding of their difficulties, focusing particularly on those factors which are helping to maintain the problem. I work collaboratively with clients on changing the unhelpful beliefs, thinking patterns and behaviours which keep clients stuck. CBT also offers a toolkit for managing stress.
Counselling provides clients with a space to explore and gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their feelings and the difficulties they are experiencing. It can provide useful insights into self-sabotaging behaviours and unhelpful patterns in relationships, thus facilitating change and personal growth. Counselling can be short or long-term.
A state of deep relaxation is induced during which other therapeutic strategies are implemented in order to facilitate cognitive, behavioural, emotional and physiological changes in accordance with the client's specified goal.
EMDR is a NICE recommended treatment for trauma. It can also be used for phobias as well as other common mental health problems. It uses bilateral stimulation through eye movements, audio or tactile means to facilitate the processing of distressing memories or triggers.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Hypnotherapy (CNHC and NCH registered)
EMDR basic training (EMDR Assoc UK and Ireland)
Post-Graduate Diploma CBT (BABCP accred)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling (MBACP)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
Level 1 and 2 Certificate in Counselling
I worked in the private and third sector offering counselling from 2007; during the last 8 years I have been working in NHS mental health services in primary care offering CBT and EMDR. More recently I have started hypnotherapy for private clients as well as stress management.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
EMDR and Hypnotherapy £70
CBT and Counselling £60
Concessionary Rates available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Thursdays and Fridays during working hours Saturdays by special arrangement
Types of client