I use Psychodynamic therapy.
Psychodynamic counselling has wide application. It can help with anxiety, stress in the workplace, work/life imbalances, sexual identity, relationship issues, trauma, OCD, panic attacks, eating problems, negative body image, depression, low mood, suicidal thoughts, addiction, anger/rage, low self esteem, abuse, bereavement, and loss.
I follow the Guidelines for Good Practice of my professional body, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I have regular supervision of my work. All of my work is always anonymised. Supervision is a requisite of qualified counsellors in order to give our clients the best service we can. Whilst we are in counselling contact, I keep my copies of our work on my personal, password protected computer and I am the only person who has access to it. When our work is ended I transfer the transcripts on to a CD which is locked in my filing cabinet for 2 years - in case you want to return. After that time, the CD is destroyed.
Your identity and personal details will be protected by me and the only exceptions I will make are when I judge that there is serious risk to yourself or others or when I am compelled to by Law. In the rare event that I break confidentiality, this is done with your prior knowledge (where possible) and only to people who absolutely need to know (e.g. doctors).
Please email me with your name and brief details of your presenting problem, or feel free to call me. (I will aim to respond within 48 hours to emails). I will then send you (email or post) a brief assessment form to complete and return to me prior to our first appointment. This will give me some basic information about you before we meet.
Please be assured I work to the guidelines of the Good Practice for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Your identity and personal details will be protected by me and the only exceptions are when I judge that there is a serious risk to yourself or others or when I am compelled to by law. In these very rare events that I would break confidentiality this is done with your prior knowledge (where possible) and only to people who absolutely need to know (e.g. Doctor).
Step 1 - Email me with your name and a brief description of the presenting problem to email@example.com or phone me on 07796 267409.
Step 2 - I will then get back to you within 48 hours by email or phone giving you any further information you may need or answer any concerns you may have. I will then send you a brief assessment form for you to complete and send back to me before our first session. (you only need to complete the parts that you are comfortable with). On receipt of the assessment form I then contact you with an appointment if I feel I am the most suitable counsellor for your needs.
Step 3 - During our first appointment I will ask you what brought you to counselling and to give me a picture of yourself within the context of your life and relationships. I will not push you into talking about anything that you do not feel ready to. This is your decision and in your time when and if you decide to. Together we will discuss whether counselling is the right sort of support for you now. There is no obligation to continue if you decide that you do not wish to carry on.
Step 4 - If you are happy to begin counselling I will put together a contract which I will either email or post to you before our first counselling session. Please read it and bring it to the next session for us to both sign if you are happy with the contents. The contract explains what you can expect of me, what I expect of you and how the counselling process works.
Step 5 - If you would like to discuss counselling without obligation or to arrange an appointment please feel free to ring me on 07796 267409 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org