Stephen Robinson BSc (Hons), PGCE, MBACP, BPS, Dip Couns
Thank you for taking the time to read my description.
The hardest thing about working with a new therapist is finding the right one. The 'shall I, shan't I send that e-mail' going round in your head when you have so many different therapists to choose from. You take the brave decision and make contact and I find the first session always the hardest because you are getting to know one another. I know this because I have been there too and know what it's like.
I pride myself in making you feel as welcome and relaxed as you can be, after all, if you do not feel comfortable, how are you going to get the best out of the sessions? As a result, I have created a person-centred, comfortable, unique and relaxing space where we can work together on what you wish to present.
My hours of working are from 5:30 pm Monday to Friday and I am easiest to contact via e-mail.
Each session lasts 50 minutes. The total number of sessions will depend on your requirements, however, there will always be an element of reviewing progress, usually at every sixth session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have the following qualifications:
- BSc (Hons.) Psychology
- PGCE in Social Science; Psychology with English
- SENCO (Special Education Needs Co-ordinator)
- Level 3 Safeguarding Training (Previously designated safeguarding lead at a high school)
- NPQSL (National Professional Qualification Senior Leadership)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- MA in Education
I am currently working towards completing
- MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies
- BPS Doctorate level study in Counselling Psychology
I have experience in working with adults and children, especially children who are at secondary school. I have been a teacher for 15 years and an assistant principal for 4 years with responsibility for safeguarding, special needs and had other whole school responsibilities.
Once qualified as a counsellor I left teaching full time to follow my dreams of becoming a counselling psychologist. I currently work part-time as a staff counsellor/psychotherapist in a local hospital supporting staff within the hospital, specialising in trauma. My specialism is in work-related stress and depression and trauma.
I am an A-Level Psychology examiner and assess the paper specialising in schizophrenia, eating disorders, OCD, anxiety and depression.
I also lecture Psychology for the BSc course at a local university.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
The first session is always free and lasts half an hour so we can get to know one another and you can feel comfortable. In this first meeting, we will discuss what you hope to gain from counselling and your goals. Sessions will then be £35. Concessions can be made for students upon request.
I receive supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines, have an up to date DBS and have indemnity insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays after 5:30 pm but can do 4:30 pm on request.
Types of client