About me

If you are thinking about taking that first step come for an initial introductory appointment for a concession price of £35. There's no obligation, just an opportunity to meet with me and explore the potential for change.

I now live in North Yorkshire so am taking clients from that area for face to face sessions or zoom. I am also happy to work with clients as I presently do on zoom throughout the country and abroad and as myself and clients would agree this is an effective way of working allowing you to be in your own setting if that’s what you prefer.

If you are unfamiliar with these technologies and video processes they are very easy to access and use through your phone, computer or iPad. Let me reassure you that they are effective and secure ways of communicating as a number of my clients already happily are using this platform.

If you are unsure please contact me: Phone/text: 07921 428348
                                                        Email: stephen@edenpac.uk

About Me:

I am a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, The European Association of Transactional Analysis and The International Association of Transactional Analysis.

In 13 years as a Psychotherapist I have come to understand the individual nature of each client. Some clients prefer the spoken word, my main focus, others enjoy alternative forms of communication such as drawing or writing to help them explore their feelings. All these forms of expression are appropriate and I am happy to engage with what helps you express yourself most effectively.

I was an Art and Design Lecturer for 28 years mentoring and tutoring up to 40 students and it was the initial reason for training as a psychotherapist for 5 years to enable me to help them as the complexity of their issues needed a very different skills set. I continue to be a visual artist, this is a vital part of my own therapeutic process.

I work with with clients in relation to: Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, Relationship Difficulties, Partnership / Marriage and Family difficulties /Adolescent issues / Bereavement.

I am trained to help in areas such as: Stress, Anger, Trauma, Dissociation, Attachment issues, Body issues, Self harm, Sexuality, Self esteem and Harmful behaviours.

You maybe experiencing:Panic Attacks
Anxiety, Anger / frustration, Stress, Lack of confidence, Lack of sleep, Low Self Esteem

Suffering from: Addictions, Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours.

Living with the effects of: Sex addiction, struggling with your own Transgender issues, or Trauma as a result of Sexual Abuse, difficulties with Body Image, a history of Self Harm or Eating Disorders. I provide a safe and confidential service for you to explore and examine your feelings, thoughts and help you to change or reach a greater understanding of self and others.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

MA, BA.Hons, PGCE ETA

Member of: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)

European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA)

International Association For Transactional Analysis (ITAA)

Committee member of Mantac (Manchester Transactional Analysis Committee)

I am a committee member of MANTAC (Manchester Transactional Analysis Conference). This is made up of volunteers who in June each year put on a one day conference for therapists / counsellors which provides a full day of varied speakers and 7 hours of CPD. You can find us at www.mantac.co.uk

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Stress in the workplace

Work life balance

Teacher coaching learning how to deal with work and personal life demands

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Initial session £35

£50 From my home office and via Zoom

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work week days and evenings In North Yorkshire I will always try my best to accommodate your individual requirements regarding times & location.

Further information

Testimonials

Individual. Steve is a skilled and talented therapist, he has guided me through a difficult time with a professional and sensitive approach.

Couples. "When my husband and I first started sessions with Stephen, we were both filled with a lot of negative emotions, sadness, anger and helplessness. It was extremely challenging to persuade him to even start the counselling because of the negative associations, embarrassment and feelings that there was no point. However we did start the process and it was very positive at the start but quickly became an emotional rollercoaster and we would often leave feeling either really positive or extremely deflated.At times we questioned whether we could ever get through the other side and still be together. However we did understand that to deal with our problems, we had to address them, meaning we had to be honest and unearth alot of difficult memories.After a lot of hard work, we where really happy when we decided that the process had come to a natural end and it was now up to us to use the resources that Stephen had equipped us with to deal with our issues. We left the final session feeling really hopeful and although we understand there will still be difficulties ahead, we are now alot happier, we are kinder to each other, communicating better and planing our future together". K.W. & N.C

Individual Stress related client."I'd just like to start by saying a big thank you for the sessions we've had to date. They have been a fantastic eye opener and provided a valuable insight into the semantics behind some of my behaviour. I feel a whole lot different since we began our sessions and you have allowed me to think laterally and begin to focus on goals and living in the present.I have managed to attain some direction and happiness this last few months, it's been a difficult journey but I am doing well with work, I am focusing on my health and my mental health has improved which I will say is very much attributable to you." H.G.

Box Tree Cottages
Coltsgate Hill
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 2AB

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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