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bcs counselling barry

Counselling falls under the umbrella term ‘talking therapies’ and allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment. The term can mean different things to different people, but in general, it is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives, or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.

Our counsellors are not there to sit you down and tell you what to do. Instead, they will encourage you to talk about what's bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking. Our counsellors may then look to create a plan of action to either help you reconcile your issues, or help you to find ways of coping.

Counselling does not come in a cookie-cutter format and each session is generally tailored to the individual. There is flexibility within this type of therapy that allows for a variety of counselling formats, including:​

Face to face
per sesison

Hi, my name is Paul. I am an accredited Person-Centred Counsellor, this means I work with you to understand yourself and then overcome your challenges in life, in a supportive and effective way. A large part of my job is to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we can work constructively and collaboratively together, to help you reach your goals. In addition to my strong Person-Centred approach to therapy and take from several other therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic approaches, to help clients in multiple different ways to support them with things such as anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and bereavement.

Paul Phillips
paul counselling

I provide counselling to individuals in a safe, relaxed, and non-judgmental environment. Since the start of my career, I’ve had a passion for working towards helping clients achieve their goals and stepping forward in their lives. I have experience of working with Anxiety, depression, relationship issues and all forms of trauma, amongst many others, as well as working in different therapeutic ways, including CBT, humanistic and existential.

Tahreen Arshad
Vicky Lock

Hello, I’m Vicky, I work within a safe, comfortable and confidential environment.

I have a caring and considerate nature and a passion to help support people though life experiences and challenges.

My aim is to provide a safe space for you, and work together at a pace that is suitable for your needs and development.

Ceri Fife

HelIo! I'm Ceri and I am passionate about making a difference in people's lives. Coming to therapy can seem scary, but I promise you a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to explore your issues and help you overcome them. I work in a pluralistic way allowing me to tailor my approach to suit you, and help you along your process, including CBT and person centered. 

Dexter O'Hare

HelIo! I'm Dexter, and I'm a counsellor with BCS and lets talk. I am pluralistic counsellor, with a background in clinical psychology, I have wealth of knowledge around all things mental health, with experience in trauma, PTSD, attachment and much more. I work in a way that allows me to support you in the individual way you need, offering approaches such as CBT, Psychodynamic, essentially i can tailor my treatment to you, helping you overcome any barriers you may face.

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Hello, I’m Katrina and I hope you find the following information about my counselling practice and experience useful when choosing the right practitioner for your needs

I have a wide knowledge and experience in the theory and practice of several therapeutic approaches, including, person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT, brief solution focused therapies, motivational interviewing and mindfulness. 

Katrina Liosatos
kat counselling

Hello there. My name is Toby. Thanks for taking the time to look at my page. I hope the information I've provided here helps you with the sometimes difficult task of choosing a counsellor.

My approach to therapy is integrative, meaning I draw on several therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred Counselling and Psychodynamic approaches. I aim to work with my clients to ensure we find an approach that fits our work most comfortably.

Toby Messer
toby counselling
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