Robert Henderson, MSc MBACP, BPsS - Counsellor, Psychotherapist
Government guidelines permit travelling to and visiting mental health providers during this lockdown. I offer a place with procedures to make your face-to-face vest safe. I also offer online sessions.
Hello, I am Robert and I am an experienced and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist.
These times are difficult for everyone, but more so for some. Young people often find this epidemic particularly stressful. If you, or yours, are struggling with the current situation, talking to someone trained as a counsellor and psychologist may be helpful. Telephone or video consultations have helped many clients thus far. If you would like to have an initial session, without commitment, to see if you may get some benefit, please feel free to contact me.
What I Offer:
I can offer you a warm and empathic counselling approach, within a comfortable safe environment based in Cheltenham. I offer you a means of understanding yourself and finding solutions.
What I Believe
I am a strong believer that each of us ought to be the expert regarding our own thoughts, feelings, emotions and everyday processes. You may well have a strong sense of what you are currently struggling with, but you maybe cannot name or understand it right now. You know what it is that you do not want to feel or experience in your life anymore, but you maybe do not know how to go about making the necessary changes, or even where to begin. It is my fundamental belief that each of us has the potential to progress forward, to make positive changes and to gain a clearer perspective of ourselves and our lived. This goal is supported by the therapeutics relationship built and created between the counsellor and client. I will offer a safe, supportive, non-judgemental, professional approach that will value you as an individual.
How I Can Help, Have Helped
Sometimes, issues, events and situations from our past or present can stay with us and end up negatively impacting on our well-being today. Are you experiencing difficulties that are currently having an impact upon your relationships, job, happiness, well being and everyday life? I have helped adults survivors of childhood sexual and/or emotional abuse, individuals suffering form long and short term anxiety disorders and panic attacks, those struggling in relationships, sufferers from depression and hopelessness, victims of loss and individuals who struggle day to day coping
It is important to have psychologically space without feeling judged, so that we can explore what it is that may be negatively impacting on our lives. My training and experience has taught me that I can help others by offering empathic, non-judgemental and non-directive approach. I will work with you at your pace and with the issues you feel comfortable sharing. I will support you by helping you to make sense of why you feel the way you do, and to discover what it could be that has triggered your current emotions, thoughts and feelings.
During these unsettling times, I want to assure you that if you need support but are unsure of going out, I have years of experience as an online counsellor, both through video conferencing and telephone. I am offering a 50% discount for those of you who have been affected economically by job termination or having your income cut. These days, more than ever, we need to maintain our mental health resilience. Feel free to contact me with any queries or concerns.
People I work with
I have worked with the in their teen to those in their 80's, of various backgrounds, cultures, race, religion, sexuality and beliefs.
“Nobody chooses to suffer mental injury or ill health. But I can honestly say that my life has been made richer for the time I spent with Robert in a way I don’t think I would have had had I chosen anyone else”.
"I have been to many counsellors and can honestly say the Rob's approach stands apart in his honesty, acceptance and simplicity. I have found it to be a learning experience as well as life enhancing"
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Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications:
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
Masters of Science in Psychology (MSc) University of Gloucestershire- MBPS 2018
Masters of Science in Counselling (MSc) Client-cnetred; Psychotherapy, CBT University of Bristol-2013 MBACP
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (PG) University of Bristol-2012
Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine (DC) New York Chiropractic College-1986
Experience:Private Practise Counselling in Cheltenham 2012 - Present
Teens in Crisis, Volunteer Counsellor 2019 - Present University Student Mentor for Clear Links 2017 - Present
Samaritan Volunteer 2014 -2017
NHS 2gether Trust Foundation Volunteer Counsellor, Cheltenham, Gloucester 2014-2015
Listen In Volunteer Counsellor Berkley Square, Bristol Volunteer Counsellor 2010-2011
Private Practise - New York, 1987-2007
Direct Care Provider - Fernald State School for Severe Multiple Disabilities Massachusetts 1978-1980
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience with healthy results in working with:
- Adolescents (11+)
- People with disabilities
- Families of and adults with Moderate to High Functioning ASD:
- Those suffering with CFS:
- Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual, Physical of Mental Abuse
- Longstanding Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder (video support offered), Panic Disorder and OCD
- Supporting parents with children with anxiety
Daytime, evening weekday and some weekend availability. Varying scheduling available for those with busy varying timetables. Please text or call with any questions or concerns 07590 416170
I will be completely honest. direct and open with you at all times. I think I am very flexible on how we work together and welcome input. I believe that no two people respond the same way to therapy.
If you have any queries or concerns about counselling, feel free to contact me