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Dr Margot Brink

I am a Consultant Counselling Psychologist who qualified in South Africa in 1996. Since then I have worked in various countries, both with young people and adults, as a psychologist in the community, in inpatient facilities and as a volunteer.  I have been working in multicultural environments throughout my career. I completed my PhD, focussing on human migration, during 2012. My research highlighted the resilience of human beings.   My daily practice is inspired by the confirmation of my research, which is evident in everyone I work with.  I collaborate with clients to co-author a treatment programme that they can accept as hope-inducing.  My assumption when starting a therapeutic relationship with a client is a belief in his, her or their potential and the possibilities enveloped in the work we are going to do together.    

Although mainly working as a Narrative Therapist, I am also very experienced as a Dialectical Behaviour Therapist (DBT). I had intensive training and many years of experience practicing as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT).  The ideas of Systems Therapy underpin my work across the board.  It is important to me that the therapeutic modality I use suits the client I am working with.  

A particular expertise I bring to my practice, is diagnosing and assessing difficulties and subsequently selecting relevant treatment(s) to address these challenges.  It would be a privilege to work with you all to address the specific struggles in your life. 

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Erika Emerson

I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. As a therapist I am able to offer you a safe and supportive space to work through your particular challenges .I offer long and short term counselling depending on your needs and difficulties.

I work from an integrative perspective combining Person Centred therapy with Psychodynamic elements. 

I also offer short term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for mild to moderate mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression. My comprehensive and diverse training enable me to work with a wide range of difficulties and tailor therapy to your individual needs.

My previous career was in teaching, which has given me insight into stresses and strains of working within schools. My further interest is working with clients involved in the educational sector especially focusing on work related stress. As a School Counsellor in a Secondary School I work with a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, self-harm, bereavement, exam pressures, relationship issues, low self-esteem.

I also work as Counsellor in a Community centre where I offer long term integrated therapy to work through issues such as chronic health problems, trauma, domestic abuse ,eating disorders.

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Nina Bradshaw

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist, group work practitioner and a qualified CBT Therapist. I have worked for 18 years in the NHS and for charities. I work from a relational perspective, and recognize we all have strengths as well as vulnerabilities. I am able to offer a containing and nurturing space to facilitate growth. I have continuously developed and updated my skills by undertaking training and my own therapy, enriching my practice and enabling me to provide an in-depth understanding of the human psyche and of the ways that people have managed and adapted to their particular circumstances.

I originally qualified in Social Work in 2001, and have worked in a diverse, multicultural urban location throughout my career. I have a wealth of experience in engaging with people from all walks of life and facing many kinds of difficulties and challenges. I feel in a privileged position to be allowed into another person’s inner world, and to share their journey with them as they struggle with the dilemmas that life can present.

I have benefitted so much myself from having a listening ear, someone to turn to, that I now feel well-endowed to offer this to others. I look forward to working with you.

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Charlotte White

My name is Charlotte and I am a qualified Psychotherapist and a member of the BACP. I work in private practice as a psychotherapist with individuals and groups on a range of issues such as loss, anxiety, low mood and trauma. I use a person centred approach in my work, which means I am committed to empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard. I am also trained to deliver EMDR, a very effective contemporary treatment for trauma. I am passionate about mindfulness and I am qualified to teach mindfulness for stress reduction. I am also a Teaching Fellow at Greenwich University.

 

I previously worked for the NHS doing intensive group and individual psychotherapy and running drop in groups for people who were feeling at risk. I have also worked in a family therapy service in Bexley, and for Oxford Brookes University Counselling Service. I regularly facilitate support groups and run workshops for people estranged from their families. 

Josephine Bey

Before retraining in psychotherapy, I spent many years working in the City. A time that has afforded me a well rounded view of what work/life balance really looks like. I can relate to the balancing act of managing multiple demands and how unresolved tensions can have a domino effect on our mental health, identity, self-esteem and confidence. Since then I have gone on to work with clients and patient across a vast array of sectors everything from NHS to Armed Forces and Prisons to Harley Street.

 

As an Integrative therapist, I draws on the approaches that best suit the issues that people bring into the space. I am trained to work with a number of issues including; trauma, bereavement, intercultural, depression, anxiety, high risk and I am also both an adult and youth Mental Health First Aider. 

 

I provide a safe, non-judgemental, supportive and empathetic space where client’s and patients can explore difficult thoughts, feelings, be truly vulnerable and wholly accepted. 

 

I believe within this space, we can unlock, change, a create a toolkit that promotes personal potential and find wholehearted connection. It’s my absolute pleasure and privilege to be a teammate, facilitator, educator and guest in others lives.

Jill McCormack

You will be given an environment that is relaxed and without judgement.I will work at your pace and you will never be forced to discuss something that you don't feel is the right time to speak about. I'd like to work with you to help you to understand yourself a bit better so that you can address issues and move forward with your life and future. 

I have extensive experience from 2009 onwards in private client work, schools, universities and charities. For children and families, sometimes I can arrange to see you in your home environment in a private space(this may change as covid rules change). 

 

You will be given a supportive environment to work through issues that you have encountered. I can help you work towards a resolution and can also offer a supportive environment if you decide that you need mediation. I look forward to working with you.

Jonathan Kilcourse

Down to earth, professional with twenty years experience of providing both individual and group counselling therapy within the NHS - third sector services and private practice. 

 

An intuitive, intelligent and creative counselling style which is guided by the humanistic field of philosophy, counselling theory and practice - I chose to train and practice predominately in humanistic therapy as it best reflects some of my own values and beliefs.

Humanism has its focus on the growth of an individual's mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and is often experienced as a process of change through a direct person to person encounter which is both meaningful and at times challenging - quite often where there is a depth of feeling we also find humour and integrity.

Sarah Sanger

I am a psychodynamic counsellor, meaning I work to help people understand their past and how it can affect their future. I create a safe space where people can explore problems, questions and decisions about their lives. I can help people with a wide range of human difficulties.

I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and how this can, over time, empower people to find their own answers. I am able to sit with people when they are feeling stuck, unsure or in a dark place. I am able to tolerate the mess of life with people and together we are able to find new ways to think about it.

I have experience of working with people who have suffered bereavement, as well as other types of intense loss. Grieving can feel like such a strange and altered state of mind, where sometimes nothing seems to make sense. The accompanied feelings and psychic and physical pain of the loss can totally overwhelm. It is vital that people can begin and sustain their very uniquely human journey of mourning for their loved one. In order that they may be able to accept the monumental changes to their lives it inevitably brings.

Margaret Vickers

I am a BACP registered and qualified integrative counsellor, which means I draw on different counselling approaches to meet the unique needs of the client. All of my work is underpinned by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their codes of conduct.  

 

Experiencing some profound life changing events stopped me in my tracks and allowed me to take time out to reflect on what I really wanted to do in life and in doing so, discover my true path in counselling.  I started my career in counselling as a bereavement support volunteer for a national charity. 

 

I have always been passionate about empowering people to overcome hurdles to achieve their goals in life, and before training to become a counsellor I worked as a community support worker for a charity supporting people with sight loss. Prior to that, I taught adults in further education organisations for over 17 years. In addition to being a counsellor, I am a lecturer for local counselling training providers and a welfare support worker for a charity that supports the emotional and physical wellbeing of military and emergency service veterans through outdoor therapeutic learning opportunities

Juliet Davies

I'm an experienced psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist with over 25 years experience. I’m based in London and registered with British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

I work in an NHS hospital as a senior counsellor/psychotherapist and over the years have worked in several hospitals and psychotherapy departments, (chronic disease, mental health and forensic services), in education (universities) and the voluntary sector at Childline (children and young people)

During the pandemic, I've been providing psychological support to relatives that have been affected and bereaved by covid at the hospital
For NHS kidney patients, that are clinically vulnerable and have been shielding since March, I’ve been facilitating social and well-being groups online that patients have found valuable

Caroline Yates

I am an accredited BACP counsellor with over 25 years experience of working with people from all ages and backgrounds, both individually and in groups, in a multitude of settings.I originally trained as a Social Worker and then made what felt like a natural transition in to working more therapeutically with people and embarked on my career as a counsellor. I also am a qualified mediator and supervisor as well as having undertaken extensive ongoing training as part of my continuous professional development in a number of other supportive approaches to expand my knowledge base.

 

I have set up and managed counselling services, as well as working as a counsellor and group facilitator. I have excellent communication skills and always aim to listen from a non judgemental and empathetic stance. In particular, I have significant experience in supporting people experiencing bereavement and loss, having worked in this field for a number of years and am qualified to support and counsel those dealing with life threatening illness, cancer and bereavement, including sudden loss and other traumatic life events.

Kate McIver

I’ve done group and one-to-one wellbeing work for 30 years and started counselling 12 years ago. I’ve facilitated therapeutic groups for many years and since April 2020 have hosted weekly online groups with older adults. I’m an experienced mindfulness teacher and offer mindfulness, self-compassion and a person-centred approach in my work. My intention in groups is to listen, understand, enable participation and be present to hold safe boundaries.

Bereavement, anxiety, loss and isolation are all themes in my work and I recognise that, while we have much in common as humans, we all have different approaches, preferences and values. Recognising, respecting and responding to these is very important to me. And feedback I get is that people feel held, supported and that I care, which I do.

I provide counselling to adults and children. My approach is gentle, guided by what each person wants, what works for them and the pace they want to go at. I'm committed to helping those I work with to find a way through: whatever you’re facing, you don't need to do it alone. It can be hard reaching out but no-one is an island and finding the right support can make all the difference.

Smeeta Dudhia

Hello, I am Smee and I having been a counsellor for 6 years. My counselling training involved learning about various counselling techniques including Person Centred Therapy, Young People’s Counselling, Psychodynamic therapy, and Bereavement Therapy. I also have experience of play Therapy. When I am working with a client, I use a range of different techniques depending on the client’s needs. 

I aim to create a space where the client feels safe to express emotions in their own time as I strongly believe that no 2 people experience a situation in the same way.  

During my training, I have worked with a range of clients -primary school children with self esteem or bereavement issues; adults with anxiety, depression and depression.  

Jenny Charles

My name is Jenny Charles and I am an experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist.  I work in an integrative way using Humanistic, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I have 18 years’ experience of working with individuals, couples and a variety of groups, and during this time I have worked with many issues including, but not limited to, low self-confidence, bereavement, complicated grief, anger management, domestic and sexual abuse, relationship issues, anxiety and depression.

In these unprecedented times many people are struggling day to day with their emotions, their mental health, their motivation, with all the changes they are trying to adapt to and the fear of the unknown. This is especially difficult for those that have been bereaved and are grieving. 

My aim, always, is to provide you with a safe, confidential, and reliable space to enable you to explore your feelings and concerns.  To accompany you on your journey as you explore your life’s challenges.  Working collaboratively to understand the world from your point of view will enable us to think together about all the things that you are finding difficult to manage and help you to move forward in a more positive direction.  

Marion de Landmeter

I am a psychodynamic counsellor, group analyst and supervisor with over 20 years’ experience.  I am based in Colchester, Essex and I am UKCP registered.

 

My main interests are the interactions between mind and body, illness and health, trauma and loss and cultural diversity.  I have worked in a variety of settings: NHS (general hospitals, GP practice and a variety of mental health settings), education and training (counselling, reflective practice and student wellbeing), the third sector (breast cancer, addiction and abuse) and private practice.

 

I offer short- and long-term therapy to support individuals who have difficulties in facing loss, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, anxiety and depression and other emotions and stresses. I also supervise clinical practice of therapists and facilitate a variety of groups, like support groups for women living with secondary breast cancer, process groups for trainee counsellors, supervision groups, therapy groups and reflective practice groups for professionals.

 

I enjoy enabling people to explore their inner world in a safe and supportive space so they can develop a new understanding of the conscious and unconscious processes at work. Hopefully, this can facilitate the start of a process of integration, growth and change and improve the quality of their life.

Julie Greenwood

I am an accredited BACP Counsellor and Systemic Family Practitioner and have over 12 years of experience in bereavement counselling both in the NHS and in my private practice called Support in Grief.

I have experience in providing grief counselling to adult, children and families who are either anticipating a death or have been bereaved. I offer one to one sessions and family work either face to face or via telephone or video calls. Grief therapy involves applying an ecliptic approach of therapeutic Interventions appropriate to the adult, family and child's age, stage of development and circumstances. The session involves grief psycho education, building resilience and hope, enhancing communication and talk therapy.

I have set up children/young people and adults bereavement support groups. I act as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction. I use a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions.

My roles have involved developing training packages and deliver full day workshops titled "Feeling more confident supporting bereaved Children and Young People". I enjoy giving presentations at conferences and sharing my experience of working with adults, children and families. I am impassioned about the work I do and wish that bereavement support services were accessible for all adults, children and families.

Dr Geoff McNulty

Geoff has worked as Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Trainer and Personal/Professional Development Groupwork Facilitator for nigh on forty years now. He is a Registered Member and Senior Accredited Practitioner with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Having managed three counselling services in his career, two in Higher/University Education and one in the Voluntary sector, he has also occupied Lecturing/Senior Lecturing and Management roles across the UK and abroad, his last post as Senior Lecturer in Education, Guidance and Counselling at James Cook University Singapore, running a Master’s Counselling Programme. 

Geoff has also taken a counselling approach into an extensive range and diversity of freelance roles occupied within the public, private and voluntary/charitable working sectors, where the advancement of interpersonal skills is key to personal and professional learning and development. In different professional guises and with a diverse range of individuals and/or groups and teams, he has advanced the importance of Human Relations training and emotional intelligence generally for the benefits of learning and growth.  

His most recent lengthy period in Asia, for him, emphasised the particular importance of cultural empathy when seeking to listen and better understand others in context.

Susan Corfield

Over 20 years experience. Security and background enhanced government checked to work with government agencies (police, forces, prison service) children. Survivors group work. Online group work. Training and experience in Trauma  work.  

 

My style of therapy is Integrated with the Humanistic approach at its core. This means that I stand by the premise that everyone has within them the capacity to grow and develop and so lead productive and happy lives. I believe the client always knows best therefor encourage you to find those answers that will power you forward. 

Counselling Practitioner belonging to a register that is approved by The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, which is an independent body accountable to Parliament. MY therapeutic work is bound by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

 

I am bound by BACPs ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy and subject to the professional conduct procedures there in. 
I have an advanced criminal records disclosure (CRB) needed to work with young people and vunerable adults this is updated yearly. Also government security checked for official secrets act working (police) My experience is vast and covers 20 years continual counselling, both privately and agencies.  

Lindsey Reynolds

Lindsay specialises in bereavement and trauma, in all ages, including children. Training in many approaches, she works both online and face to face, incorporating talking, text based and creative approaches as well as yoga and mindfulness if needed. She believes each of us is unique and our story and life are unique, so each therapeutic encounter will also be unique. 

She also provides training and consultantcy support to organisations and invididuals. 

A Registered BACP therapist, She holds a Masters degree in Counselling and Post grad training in therapeutic play, as well as being a yoga and mindfulness teacher. She has worked with many children, adults and families in many settings over more than two decades Most recently she set up and ran the children’s and families service at east Cheshire hospice 

 

Gemma Mason

Hi, my name is Gemma Mason and I am a UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist. I am also an experienced group facilitator and psychological trainer. I use a range of theories in my work but always start with the belief that the client has within them the answers, but just needs to find them. Its my belief that everyone has a unique story to tell and it is deeply healing to tell your story within a supportive empathic environment.

 

Prior to working as a psychotherapist I worked within the NHS within psychiatric services. My clinical interests are currently working with trauma, the impact of disability and psychological shame. In my spare time I enjoy running and craft work.

 

Alison Glynne-Jones

While working in Human Resources in the City, I decided to qualify as a counsellor and to gain experience, I volunteered in several local counselling agencies. One of these was The Mulberry Centre, an award-winning cancer information and support centre and an independent charity in West London where I volunteered for 4 years seeing individual clients for short-term counselling and running a group.

My first paid job as a counsellor was for an Employee Assistance Programme where I worked as a Case Manager for 7 years during which time, I also began my own private practice. In 2010 I started to work for my local hospice running their Bereavement Service aided by up to 60 volunteers. The service offers telephone support, individual bereavement support sessions, various groups including Walk & Talks, Bereavement Cafés and in times of Covid, Zoom groups.

In 2016, the Bereavement Service was given the Queens Award for Volunteering, the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. The hospice itself is rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Since I trained in Humanistic Counselling in 1994, I have also qualified as a supervisor.

 

Usha Dabycharun

I have a degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Person-Centered Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am truly passionate about counselling, as I do believe that it can determine a new and positive direction in our lives. Being a person-centred counsellor, I believe that no one understands us better than ourselves. We are our own expert. But sometimes, it is difficult to get to that point on our own. It is always beneficial to have a close support network of family and friends. However, there are many times where this support is not sufficient. Being in a therapeutic environment allows us to be listened to, in a safe environment, without judgement. I believe counselling can support an individual to understand themselves, their thoughts and their actions better. And therefore, support them to realise their full potential.

 

I am a registered member of the BACP (MBACP). I have previously worked for organisations such as Yellow Door and Life Changes, where I saw clients who were dealing with various issues including workplace stress, relationship issues and depression. I also currently work as a counsellor seeing clients with issues aforementioned, but not limited to them. I also live abroad at the moment, and that has given me a high interest in cultural diversity and the issues that can accompany this.

 

Lucie Smith

I am a BACP accredited, integrative psychotherapist with over 17 years of experience in the NHS, education sectors and the Priory group as well as running my own private practice alongside that work.  I specialise in working with adults, adolescents, groups and couple work.  I am also a clinical supervisor of therapists and other healthcare professionals.

                          

I believe that building a good therapeutic relationship with my clients is the most important aspect when they are facing difficult and painful issues. I work using relational and CBT approaches as well as animal assisted interventions in my work with my clients at home. My aim is to provide a genuine environment where my clients and group members feel respected, challenged and at ease in our sessions.  I believe this facilitates honest, direct and genuine conversations about our human struggle and how we may cope with our feelings and difficulties. Loss and bereavement are part of all our lives and I believe that our groups should run so that each member can have time to take part and feel heard.

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been working with clients to provide support and care to help both clients, partners and their relatives cope with bereavement, loss and fear and the implications for their families and their lives.