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Welcome!

Thank you for your interest. For a more detailed view, please visit my website.

For a brief introduction and the types of services I offer, please keep reading.

My name is Szabolcs (Szabi), I am a qualified therapist. I started studying psychology in 2011 and started practicing in 2014. I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, a Master of Science degree in counselling psychology and I frequently attend further trainings.

I have experience working with children, young people and with adults. Some of the presenting conditions I have worked with include:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • loss or bereavement
  • loneliness
  • isolation
  • living away from home
  • living abroad
  • anger-managaement difficulties
  • different forms of addictions
  • different forms of abuse
  • eating- and sleeping difficulties
  • suicidal thoughts
  • self-harming behaviour.

Please note, this list is not exhaustive.

Book a FREE initial consultation to discuss your needs.

I offer therapy online, over the telephone and via e-mail. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I currently do not offer face-to-face sessions.

Online (and telephone) sessions:
Research suggests that online sessions are just as effective as sessions face-to-face. Having therapy online gives us flexibility to complete sessions wherever it is technologically possible. For online sessions, you will need a device (phone/tablet/laptop/desktop computer), network/internet connection and perhaps a headset, if necessary.

During the first session, we usually discuss the nature of therapy (e.g. confidentiality and privacy policy), your situation and needs (known as assessment), and what you wish to achieve from therapy. We then can use certain therapy-facilitating tools to get closer to your desired goal. Reviews are reguarly held to ensure that we are on the 'right track'.

E-mail sessions:
During e-mail therapy, you set your own pace for therapy. It has many advantages, for example it allows flexibility and convenience and may be beneficial for individuals as well who feel are better in expressing their thoughts and feelings in writing. When choosing this type of therapy, important information are sent to you via e-mail (including guidance about how to construct e-mails). Then, you will have 15 days to send your first e-mail (please note, you do not have to wait 15 days to send your first e-mail). You will receive an answer within 5 working days. Then, you will have another 15 days to send your second e-mail with another 5 working days waiting time for the response.

Whether you feel more comfortable having sessions online, over the telephone or via e-mail, and hopefully face-to-face soon again, I find it important to know that it is okay to ask for help.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and I will kindly answer any queries that I can.

Thank you!

With all the best wishes,

Szabolcs (Szabi)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Master of Science in Counselling Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Human Behaviour Analyst
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Skills Training Workshop in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Level 3 Multi-Agency Training on Drug and Alcohol Awareness and the Impact on Children
  • Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
  • Social Anxiety Masterclass
  • NSPCC Solution-Focused Practice Toolkit Orientation Workshop

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

  • Living away from home
  • Living abroad
  • Isolation

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Sessions cost £ 30 – 35, and there is a possibility for a bundle package.

Book a FREE initial consultation.

  • Online sessions (video-conferencing, telephone): £ 35 per session
  • Bundle package (5 sessions for the price of 4): £ 140 per 5 sessions
  • E-mail sessions: £ 35 per 2 e-mails
  • Concession rates (available for those in financial hardship; also available for students): £ 30

Face-to-face sessions: not applicable at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

If you are unsure or anxious about contacting me, you can ask me to call you back (by sending me your name and contact details through text/e-mail or messaging me through Counselling Directory). You can also contact me through my website. Then, we can have an informal chat about the services I provide and I will kindly answer any questions you may have. Remember, it is okay to ask for help.

Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Hungarian (Magyar)

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Book a FREE initial consultation to find out more.

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 12:00

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Szabolcs Galvolgyi

Szabolcs Galvolgyi