Joseph Burke

Joseph Burke

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Buxton

Buxton SK17
Sessions from £40.00


About me and my therapy practice

I know how difficult it can be to seek help, I therefore aim to provide a secure and non-judgmental space in which you can feel safe to explore the issues that concern you. My preferred work way of working is based on psychodynamic approach which emphasises a belief that exploring our unconscious mind and past experiences can help us to understand how we think, feel and act in the present.

Since my early twenties I have been fascinated by the unique ways we each experience both the world and our relationships. Initially this fascination led me to the study of literature and history at Lancaster University and the University of Illinois in America. After successfully completing my degree I went on to complete a post-graduate degree at Nottingham. Through my study of literature and history I developed a deeper understanding of the complex ways people respond psychologically to the circumstances of their own lives.

After completing my studies at university, I taught literature and history to mature students for 16 years. I have since trained as a counsellor at Derby University where the counselling focus is psychodynamic. This approach emphasises the belief that we are all affected in the present by our past experiences and these past experiences can shape our expectations of both ourselves and others.

As a counsellor I believe it is essential to provide a supportive and safe environment where the client can explore, in depth, the issues that are important to them. In my work as a counsellor I have found it very rewarding to work alongside clients as they explore their own experiences and discover a more authentic self.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work