Trevor Tall MSc (Psych), CTA, Dip., UKCP, BACP
If you are reading this there is a chance that you (or someone you know) may be experiencing some emotional difficulties. In my personal experience, counselling and psychotherapy can help with a wide range of problems related to life and living. Many of us don’t know why we feel unhappy, lacking in confidence or generally anxious. Some experience anxiety in relation to situations where other people seem to cope without a problem. Sitting down with a trained therapist can help alleviate distress as well as uncover the self-defeating patterns we may have stumbled into as a consequence of life’s events.
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor. I offer both short and long term counselling/therapy to individuals and couples. I have worked with people through a broad range of difficulties including generalised anxiety disorder, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, all types of abuse, family issues, personality disorders and bereavement.
I offer a space for us to work together to explore your thoughts and feelings with a ‘better tomorrow’ being our primary goal. The prospect of counselling can often seem daunting and scary, but once the step into it has been taken, the process of self-discovery is usually a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
I do not charge for an initial session as it is more an opportunity to establish what you would like from counselling and to have a chat about how best we can get you there.
What are the benefits of individual counselling?
Talking to someone who gives you their undivided attention can be a very healing and rewarding process. It can relieve anxiety, depression or stress due to work or relationship issues. It could help you cope with major life changes, such as the break-up of a relationship, the death of a loved one or the loss of a job. The process of understanding yourself can help you identify and break out of self-defeating patterns. It can also help you manage extreme reactions such as anger. Therapy can be instrumental in the recovery from physical, sexual or emotional abuse. If you have trouble sleeping, counselling can help your mind slow down a little. As the mind and body are inextricably linked, counselling can also help with physical ailments.
What are the benefits of couples counselling?
Sometimes it is easier for someone who is not so involved to spot unhelpful patterns in your ways of relating. It can help you to share your thoughts and feelings and improve your communication. Having the space to talk through difficult topics and to know that you are in a safe environment to do so, can bring a sense of relief and allow your partner to really ‘hear’ you. This can promote intimacy on many levels. If the relationship has experienced a trauma, such as infidelity, counselling can help to rebuild your trust in each other.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in relational Transactional Analysis (TA) which integrates a number of approaches including CBT, psychodynamic and humanistic. TA is a versatile mode of therapy which is a good fit with long-term deeper work and also suited to short-term solution based work, depending on your need.
I am a Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy) having trained at the Metanoia Institute in London and have an MSc and Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. I also hold a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) and European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA).
I honour the Codes of Ethics and follow the professional guidelines of the UKCP, BACP and EATA.
I have worked as a psychotherapist within the NHS, where I facilitated groups for clients with personality disorders and complex needs. I have also worked as a listening volunteer with Samaritans.
I hold public liability insurance and have been DBS checked.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
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The introductory session is free of charge, subsequent sessions cost £50.
Each session lasts 50 minutes and usually takes place at the same time each week.
The introductory session is free of charge, subsequent sessions cost £70.
Each session lasts 75 minutes and usually takes place every two weeks.
Private Health Care
I am an approved practitioner for Aviva, AXA PPP and Vitality Healthcare Insurance. If you have cover, please contact your provider and ask to be referred to me.
I work from my home in Holmer Green (near High Wycombe) where there is off-road parking.
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