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Hello I offer a professional service as an experienced therapist/counsellor I am a retired medical doctor who practised many years in psychiatry I offer general psychodynamic psychotherapy/counselling from a client centred perspective pulling from all schools of thought I charge a very competitive rate - £35/hour with an initial taster session for free Please feel free to contact me & discuss your counselling needs Thanks

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What do you love most about your job?

As a very compassionate/empathetic person i love helping others in a therapeutic role I feel that i have a true sense of vocation for counselling which i find very fulfilling Helping others through emotional turmoil of many kinds comes naturally to me , probably because i have battled with depression & know from personal experience the best ways to recovery

What inspired you to start your own business?

The freedom of being my own boss I wanted to continue using my psychotherapeutic skills having retired from the medical profession & private counselling seemed the best way forward

Why should our clients choose you?

I have many years experience as a therapist Both within the medical profession & beyond as a private therapist/counsellor Having suffered my own mental health issues i have an innate feel for therapy & can express true empathy

Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.

Yes i can offer a remote counselling service particularly in the current climate This could be done via zoom calls or what’s app/facetime /plain telephone call One on one counselling is preferred but not in the current climate until mid May anyway

What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?

Working remotely only at present Face to face counselling is more effective/therapeutic & therefore generally recommended but can be impractical for some clients & certainly should be discouraged with the current pandemic

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Your expert Counsellor will be able to advise you on the full range of services available and will be able to advise on what is most suitable. Use Bark to get free quotes and schedule an appointment today.

At your appointment, you will be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained Counsellor who will listen and support you without judging or criticising.
The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes and find your own solutions to problems. However, they will not usually give advice or tell you what to do. The Counsellor might sum up what they understand you have been saying so that they can help you to form a plan of action.

Counselling can take place in a number of ways. These include:

  • Face to face session

  • Group session

  • Phone session

  • Email session

  • Online through live chat services or video conferencing software

You may be offered a single session of Counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months or a longer course that lasts for several months or years.

It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your Counsellor.

You can be confident that any of the Bark local Counsellors listed will give you a reliable and efficient service to help you feel better.

You could look for Counsellors that are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) which means that they have met the PSA’s required professional standards to practise.

Before you choose a Counsellor, you could read testimonials and read details of the issues they can help with on their website.

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Counselling can help with many issues. These include the following:

  • Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders.

  • Physical health conditions such as infertility.

  • Difficult life events such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress.

  • Dealing with difficult emotions such as low self-esteem or anger.

  • Sexual identity issues.

  • Divorce.

  • Redundancy and work issues.

  • Phobias and fears.

Absolutely! Many Counsellors provide their services remotely via an online video call or the telephone. Not only is it more convenient, but it's also the preferable option for many people who would feel more comfortable holding the session from the comfort of their own home.

Reviews

4.91/5.00

based on 145 reviews

The average rating for Bark Counsellors in Preston is 4.91, based on 145 reviews.

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