- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Jay Beichman PhD MBACP(SnrAccred)
First session free
Humanistic, Integrative and Pluralistic Counselling/Therapy
The basis of my work is in humanistic therapy that looks towards the creativity, love and tendency towards growth that is in everyone. It emphasises what is 'right' about us rather than just what is 'wrong'.
The belief that we all need to feel a sense of fulfillment and a continuous growing allows for a form of therapy that can go beyond 'getting over the past' or merely 'coping'. We are always in a 'process' of becoming so a therapist working humanistically does not look to 'diagnose' a person as a static entity but rather to work with the processes helping or hindering a person being or becoming him/herself.
However, I also work integratively, meaning that I use different approaches depending on what works for the client and how the client wants to work. I am aware of psychodynamic theory which can be very useful for understanding childhood and adolescent issues and have also trained in CBT which offers more pragmatic therapeutic techniques to help clients overcome particular problems.
I would also describe myself as working pluralistically. In more recent years the term 'pluralistic' is being used to describe a type of therapy which is flexible and tailored to the needs of individual clients. See www.pluralistictherapy.com for more information.
My first session
The first session is free and allows us to explore the issues which have brought you to counselling/therapy and to see if we want to work together.
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling