Gary Aldridge

Gary Aldridge


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07506858195

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Therapist - HERTFORD

HERTFORD SG14
07506858195
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I’m currently only seeing clients via online platform until further notice 

About me and my therapy practice

Through counselling I can help you to work through psychological and emotional problems, finding ways to manage difficult situations in your life and improve your sense of well-being.It may be a specific situation that brings you to counselling, a sad or troubling event, or it may be that life seems overwhelmingly difficult and out of control. I can help you to explore difficult issues, finding ways to understand and overcome the emotional distress.

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and have trained in Humanistic approaches to therapy.This means that I use a range of counselling theories and approaches within my work ensuring that I work with you as a client tailoring our sessions to suit your needs. I strongly believe that no one approach to therapy is the complete solution to working with depression, anxiety and relationship troubles.

I will use whatever is appropriate to you as a client which may incorporate one or more approaches.

Practice description

My background as a counsellor, comes from working within the field of Mental Health and Addiction where I did my training. I have worked in this sector for over 9 yrs now and have direct experience working with a wide range of diverse clients from this. I currently work as a team leader in a residential drug and alcohol treatment centre located within Hertfordshire and have a strong passion for helping those affected with addictions and mental health. I have strong links within Hertfordshire and the UK to help refer anyone in need of more intensive support, this includes families.

I've worked as a telephone counsellor for a charity based in London called The Mix. We supported young people from the age of 11-25yrs old, through telephone counselling.

This has allowed me to gain experience with the issues faced in the modern age for young people from diverse backgrounds with a range of mental health issues. The issues i work with are self esteem, anxiety, depression, bullying, abuse, substance misuse. In 2019 i will be undertaking a specialist course within this to help me gain more expertise within this work. I am a huge advocate for mental health not only for adults but also our younger generation.

I'm currently working as part of a pilot project with the NHS to provide twelve funded sessions for those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. This has lead me to further my training in this area. I have studied and attended conferences that are related to domestic abuse and trauma. I'm a registered therapist on the PODS ( Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) as an approved counsellor who has undergone specific training to work with those who suffers with trauma related conditions. Please feel free to ask further questions on enquires regarding this.

My first session

The first session will be a follow on from the telephone assessment session, allowing us to find out more about you and your background, discuss the issues that you are having presently and finally establish where to place the focus in your future consultations.

Upon first contact with me, it would be helpful if you could detail the areas that you would like to explore in your sessions.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited