Yvonne Pearcy, MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, BA(Hons),UKCP Registered
The Heaton Centre
Welcome, most people experience social, emotional, or psychological difficulties at some stage in their life which can be very challenging. Talking to someone who is professional but isn't otherwise involved in your life can help you to make sense of your experiences, emotions and feelings.
The benefits of Integrative Psychotherapy
My therapeutic approach is best described as ‘integrative’ and ‘relational’, my priority is in creating a safe therapeutic environment so you can explore aspects of your life that are challenging. Together we are co-creating an environment of trust, collaboration, and mutual respect in order to promote self-reflection, insight, awareness, healing, and growth.
I bring warmth, and compassion to my work, through presence, acceptance, empathy, and understanding; always actively listening to what you say and don’t say and facilitating you in becoming more conscious of the ways you are thinking feeling and being. I work from a position that you are the expert and I will support you in discovering a more authentic and integrated self.
Sometimes our internal world and external reality conflict with one another causing us great distress, therapy offers you a space to explore your emerging self, the parts of you that have been disowned, fragmented, or disallowed. I am interested in how the self is impacted by early relational experiences and develops over the lifespan.
As we are all born and develop within a relational context – “the family” it seems important to explore significant interpersonal relationships and ways of relating so that you can gain a better understanding of how this has shaped your Identity, values, beliefs, and patterns of behaviour.
I believe that we all have the capacity to transcend and survive our early experiences, the quality of the therapeutic relationship is central to the process of change.
I offer short-term and long-term face to face psychotherapy/counselling to adults, to explore various problems/issues which include but are not limited to:
- Anxiety and stress
- Depression, loneliness and Isolation
- Relationship difficulties (Intimacy & Trust)
- Grief & Loss
- Life Transitions (Teenage,Adulthood, Midlife)
- Issues related to Adoption
- Confidence, Self Esteem & Resilience
- Trauma (including sexual/emotional abuse, vicarious & inter-generational trauma)
- Identity issues (Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Disability)
- Existential and Transpersonal Issues
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a Integrative Psychotherapist at Metanoia Institute, London. I have a Clinical Diploma and MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and a full member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I have worked in the field of Psychotherapy since 2000, primarily working with adults within community psychotherapy, counselling services and in private practice. I have worked with a culturally diverse client group and with a range of issues including trauma, sexual abuse, early childhood issues, interpersonal issues, attachment and loss, bi-polar disorders, anxiety, depression and work related stress.
I also have extensive experience of working with neurodiverse students in a University context helping them to to find ways of living that are more in harmony with their natural neurological disposition.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Internalised oppression, Identity and self worth issues (Race, Culture, Gender, Sexuality and Disability)
The first session (Initial consultation) will last up to 60minutes and the standard fee is £55.00. During the Initial consultation process I will be assessing the nature of your difficulties, what is troubling you and how this is impacting on you and your relationships. The Initial assessment can take place over several sessions. There will be ample time for you to ask questions and to explore whether you feel that I am the right therapist for you. If counselling/psychotherapy is not appropriate for you at this time, you will receive the best advice as to how to proceed.
Ongoing Psychotherapy/Counselling sessions are £55.00 for 50 minute sessions and take place at the same time each week in a warm, safe and comfortable consulting room.
• open ended Integrative psychotherapy. The length of the therapy will be discussed as we proceed and reviewed regularly
• short term Integrative psychotherapeutic counselling between 6-12 sessions
*Some concessions are available for students and those on low income. Please feel free to discuss this with me.
I have extensive experience of working with children and young people in a Primary school context and young adults. My experience in Higher Education includes working with neurodiverse and students on the autistic spectrum, offering specialist Mental Health Mentoring. My work in Higher Education has included offering short-term counselling to students presenting with complex mental health needs such as borderline personality disorder, anxiety/panic attacks, LGBTQI/identity issues, self harm and bereavement.
My special interests includes Social and Emotional Development and issues of Diveristy (race, disability, gender, culture).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer sessions throughout the day from on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9am with the last session finishing at 8pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|