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- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor based in Bedford. I offer weekly individual sessions of therapy on a range of personal issues to young people (16+) and adults.
I have over seven years experience counselling in both a young persons counselling charity and with adults in an NHS setting. I worked at a senior level with Victim Support for several years and currently manage the development and training in a counselling charity in Bedford.
I work in private practice from the safe and confidential rooms at Bedford Counselling and Training centre.
I undertake an assessment (90 minutes) for each new client and this is a chance to get to know me and say something about what brings you to therapy. I will ask questions about your background and we will look at the issues that are troubling you now. If, between us, we consider that counselling a helpful option for you, then you can begin counselling sessions with me which will be weekly at the same time and place and will be 50 minutes long. If counselling with me isn't the best option for you, I will not charge for the assessment.
Psychodynamic counselling is a good option for a range of personal problems including depression and anxiety, relationship issues and life changes. We will work at your own pace and the goals of psychodynamic therapy are increased self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present problems. Through understanding, changes are made, often unconsciously, to better deal with these issues. Psychodynamic therapy is the oldest of talking therapies and has evolved from psychoanalytic theory and there is a body of research that supports the effectiveness of this approach.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Loss, Depression, Health related issues, Sexuality, Self esteem, Identity issues, Men's issues, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Anger management, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Time-limited