Abi Spence

Abi Spence


Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
+44 (0) 7841162306

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Therapist - Pickering

Pickering YO18
+44 (0) 7841162306
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am on leave until Autumn 2022. After this, I will be working online on either Zoom or FaceTime, and in York and Pickering.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about beginning therapy online or face to face.

About me and my therapy practice

There are many reasons why you might decide to begin therapy. We are living during a time of great uncertainty, change and personal responsibility. Sometimes this can feel too much.  It could be that you need a safe place each week to give anxieties, worries or difficult, private feelings an airing. Instead of offering solutions, diagnosis or advice, I can provide a non- judgemental confidential space, separate from your family and social group in which to explore whatever you wish to bring. For 50 minutes, one day a week, you can be present and alive to your thoughts, feelings and sensations in a way that life can prevent us from being. 

My training and way of working is integrative, phenomenological, relational and psychodynamic. However, if those words don't mean anything to you, it doesn't matter too much. A key aspect for us working together effectively is our relationship, and whether you feel I am someone you can visualise yourself meeting with once (or possibly twice) a week.

In addition to the themes mentioned below, my ongoing areas of research include sibling relationships,  boarding school survivors, fertility and childlessness, and fourth trimester anxiety. As well as an MA in integrative psychotherapy, I am also currently working toward BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association) accreditation.

Practice description

am on leave until Autumn 2022. Otherwise, I work online via Zoom, and face to face in Pickering and York.

My online fee is £60.00, otherwise my rates vary. Please contact me with any questions about fees or availability.

I have a limited number of lower-cost sessions available.

I offer short term (6-12 sessions) longer term (6 months to a year) or long term (over one year) work.

My first session

If you think I might be the right therapist for you, please contact me via any means that feels comfortable: email, voicemail or text are all fine. We begin by discussing the details: what time each week would suit you, what format the sessions will be (face to face or online) and fees. 

The next step is for us to have an initial consultation. There is no fee for his session, which is 25 minutes long. During this, we will discuss what has brought you to this point and your expectations of what therapy. I will aim to answer any questions you have about how we might proceed.

The initial session is also about getting to know each other to see if we are a good fit.  There is no obligation to make any commitment beyond this session.

If you would like to continue with therapy after this meeting, we will pick a day and time each week for the therapy to begin. I offer short term work (6-12 sessions) longer term (6 months to a year) or without a fixed time for the therapy to come to an end.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English

Therapist - York

York YO24
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am on leave until Autumn 2022. After this, I will be working in York every Monday.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about beginning therapy online or face to face in York or Pickering.

About me and my therapy practice

There are many reasons why you might decide to begin therapy. We are living during a time of great uncertainty, change and personal responsibility. Sometimes this can feel too much. It could be that you need a safe place each week to give anxieties, worries or difficult, private feelings an airing. Instead of offering solutions, diagnosis or advice, I can provide a non- judgemental, confidential space separate from your family and social group, in which to explore whatever you wish to bring. For 50 minutes, one day a week, you can be present and alive to your thoughts, feelings and sensations in a way that life can prevent us from being.

My training and way of working is integrative, phenomenological, relational and psychodynamic. However, if those words don't mean anything to you, it doesn't matter too much. A key aspect for us working together effectively is our relationship, and whether you feel I am someone you can visualise yourself meeting with once (or possibly twice) a week.

In addition to the themes mentioned below, my ongoing areas of research include sibling relationships, boarding school survivors, fertility and childlessness, and fourth trimester anxiety. As well as an MA in integrative psychotherapy, I am also currently working toward BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association) accreditation.

Practice description

I am on leave until Autumn 2022. Otherwise, I work online via Zoom, and face to face in Pickering and York.

My online fee is £60.00, otherwise my rates vary. Please contact me with any questions about fees or availability.

I have a limited number of lower-cost sessions available. 

I offer short term (6-12 sessions) longer term (6 months to a year) or long term (over one year) work.

My first session

If you think I might be the right therapist for you, please contact me via any means that feels comfortable: email, voicemail or text are all fine. We begin by discussing the details: what time each week would suit you, what format the sessions will be (face to face or online) and fees. 

The next step is for us to have an initial consultation. There is no fee for this session, which is 25 minutes long. During this, we will discuss what has brought you to this point and your expectations of therapy. I will aim to answer any questions you have about how we might proceed.

The initial meeting is also about getting to know each other to see if we are a good fit. There is no obligation to make any commitment beyond this session.

If you would like to continue with therapy, we will pick a day and time each week to begin our meetings. I offer short term work (6-12 sessions) longer term (6 months to a year) or without a fixed time for the therapy to come to an end.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English