Szabolcs Gálvölgyi

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BSc, MSc, MBACP (Accred.), GMBPsS
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Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome again and thank you for your interest!

To book in for a FREE initial consultation, please feel free to contact me and I will be at your service!

My name is Szabolcs - I know, it is a difficult name; don't worry if you don't know how to pronounciate it. I am a fully qualified therapist; a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (Membership number: 525690), and an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Membership number: 374378). I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, a Master of Science degree in counselling psychology, and I have been attending further training ever since.

I feel the most confident when working with adults and adolescents (over the age of 12).

Adults:

I offer my therapeutic services to women as well as to men, and in addition to working with the below difficulties, I also have significant experience in working with individuals who live away from their home (whether it is in their home country or away from it), and who experience loneliness.

Women often reach out to me who frequently experience anxiety, low mood, and depression. I also work with women who experienced domestic violence from current or previous partners; who recognised narcissistic traits in their current or previous partners, or perhaps in their family members; who find it difficult to process a loss of a relationship/break up; who grieve the loss of a family member, a friend, or perhaps another loss; who feel isolated; who feel lonely; who feel that they are not 'good-enough', and who experience low self-esteem and self-confidence, which may not allow them to do what they would like to do in their life.

Men do experience difficulties in life as well, but culturally they are more likely to be taught to "just get on with it", in my opinion. This approach does not necessarily allow them to be vulnerable, or certainly not in front of others - as a man, I acknowledge how difficult it may be to make the first step to reach out for support. I often work with men who struggle with the recognition, identification and expression of their own emotions, which could have an undesirable impact on their family life, friendships, romantic relationships, and their work-life. I also work with men who may experience anxiety in many different situations (e.g., in social situations or in a romantic context, such as a fear that their partner will leave them), which could lead to low mood, depression, low self-esteem, and low self-confidence as well. Additionally, I work with men who had a difficult upbringing, and/or they have a complicated relationship with their family, or who have a complicated relationship with their romantic partner. I also work with men who experience loneliness, which at times could lead to difficult thoughts, such as ending their own life. Other difficulties I can support you with are impulsivity and anger-management issues.

Adolescents:

I work with adolescents who experience anxiety occasionally or very frequently; ranging from anxieties that they can cope with to panic-attacks that they may find very difficult to handle. Their frequent experiences of anxiety may lead to low mood, lack of motivation, and changes in their sleep hygiene and diet. I also frequently work with young people who experience relationship difficulties (whether it is related to their family or social life), and who may isolate themselves from others. I support teenagers with emotional literacy difficulties as well (those who may find it difficult to recognise, identify, and open up about their emotions). I can also support those young people who are considering or are hurting themselves (self-harm), and who may consider ending their own life (also known as suicidal ideation/thoughts).

In general, I would recommend to anyone who is seeking professional support to choose a practitioner they feel comfortable with. I do acknowledge that it is not an easy task, and that is why I offer a FREE initial consultation to new clients, so that they could make an informed decision.

Please note, I offer therapy face-to-face, online (usually via Zoom), and over the telephone. For face-to-face sessions, I normally liaise with medical centres about their room availability.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and I will do what I can to answer them for you.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile!

With all the best wishes,

Szabolcs

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Master of Science degree in Counselling Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology - Professional qualification of Human Behaviour Analyst
  • Introductory Transactional Analysis 101 Course
  • 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

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Living away from home
  • Living abroad
  • Difficulties with emotional expression
  • Break up and its challenges
  • Isolation and loneliness

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Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • Aviva

Additional information

Session costs range between £50 – 65.

You can book in for a FREE initial consultation.

  • Personal therapy face-to-face (multiple locations available in medical centres): £ 65 per session
  • Personal therapy online (over video-conference, over the telephone, or via e-mail): £ 50 per session
  • Concession rates are offered for those in financial hardship, and it is also available for college/university students who fund the sessions for themselves (please note, concession rates are only applicable to personal therapy online): £45 per session
  • For schools: £50 per session (including administration time; £40 per session during the 6-weeks holiday)
  • For Health insurance providers: £75 per session.

When I work

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Book in for a FREE initial consultation to find out more.

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 17:30
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Further information

An initial consultation with me is a 20-25 minutes long conversation online (usually via Zoom). It provides us with a chance to get to know more about each other and about the difficulties you may be experiencing, and to ask any questions we may have. Just for confirmation, the initial consultation is free of charge and does not oblige you to book in for any further sessions.

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

As I normally offer face-to-face therapy sessions in medical centres, they are often accessible for wheelchair users as well.

Additional languages

English, Hungarian (Magyar)

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Zoom

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