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Luis Andrade - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN Anxiety and Mood Disorders • Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders • Personality Disorders

I am a Clinical Psychologist and a registered member of HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and OPP (Portuguese Psychologists Association).

I have over 10 years of experience working as a Clinical Psychologist. My professional experience is diverse, ranging from inpatient to community settings. I have experience with depression and mood-related disorders (Bipolar), anxiety disorders (e.g., Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder), and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. I have also experience with trauma and stress-related disorders, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, as well as with long-standing and treatment resistant mental health difficulties, including Personality Disorders (Borderline Personality Disorder, amongst other Personality Disorders).

Finally, I have worked in the past with people presenting with eating difficulties, including Anorexia Nervosa.

I am available to work short or long term with clients, taking into consideration the different levels of complexity of different difficulties and presentations.

I provide Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy interventions, including the “third wave” CBT approaches (such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), as well as schema-therapy based interventions (used generally with treatment-resistant and long-standing difficulties).

Every intervention I offer is tailor-made to the individual client’s needs.
If you have any queries at all about what I offer, please feel free to send me a message. I am happy to help.
Sarah Hudson - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN Depression & Low Mood Disorders; Anxiety/Generalised Anxiety Disorder/Phobias/Panic Attacks; Stress/Anger Management; Trauma/PTSD; Grief/Bereavement; Family/Relationship issues; Addiction - alcohol, prescribed and non-prescribed drugs & Relapse prevention; Self-esteem and Motivation.

My aim is to empower you to get to where you want to be. To help you discover your potential; to overcome your personal obstacles and issues; to improve your relationships.

I have been a therapist for 27yrs and qualified up to masters level. I've worked in various settings including the NHS (hospital and doctors surgeries) and large national charities. This has given me a breath of experience in for example addictions, depression and anxiety disorders, relationship and family issues; self-harm and suicidal behaviour; trauma and bereavement.
Humanistic Person Centred approach has guided my training towards Integrative Psychotherapy. The philosophy that we are all unique fits this model; it recognises the value of you as a unique person and combines elements of other approaches to help you grow and flourish.

The years have taught me that I don't have all the answers although I do have the skills to help you discover yours. I also know that I can sit with you and be with you in your felt sense of anxiety, fear, depression, anger, chaos or loneliness. I strongly believe that you can be empowered to find your own answers.

My passion is in the evolving research of neuro-psychotherapy or brain based therapy. This approach is based in cutting edge brain science - how the brain works, the connection with mind and body, our social interactions and our environment and how we experience all of this - emotionally and behaviourally. Maybe that sounds a lot but basically it just means that it helps me to see the whole of you rather than just one part of you.

Together you and I can work towards discovering ways that help you to arrive at where you want to be. As we adjust to the presence of COVID19, online and telephone sessions offer unique opportunities for you and I to explore and experience how we work together.

Contact me by telephone, text or email to learn more about me and or to explore what you feel you need. Together we will work on strategies that help you to address the root causes of your issues and build your resilience.
Ellie Mackay - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN ADHD - sexuality - separation - divorce - IVF - children - loss - work - couples - DID - personality disorders - Bipolar - Paranoia - Autism - sex problems - Anxiety • Depression • Low-mood • Health issues • Mental health disorders • Panic • Fear • Self-esteem • Grief • Eating problems • Anger problems • Relationship issues • Abuse • Trauma • Self-harm • Suicidal thoughts • Sadness • Insomnia • Nightmares • Alcohol and drugs issues

Hi, I’m a highly skilled, experienced, professional and ethical therapist. I take confidentiality very seriously. I’m warm and compassionate, committed to helping you and passionate about my work. I’m dedicated to getting the best outcomes for you I hope to help you change your life. I’m open and honest and ready for any challenges along the way.
Steve Manning - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN STRESS • ANXIETY • DEPRESSION• SELF-ESTEEM • BEREAVEMENT • PHOBIAS • ADDICTIONS • LACK OF CONFIDENCE • RELATIONSHIP ISSUES • COACHING

I offer a counselling relationship within which you feel safe and can explore whatever is causing you distress. With warmth, empathy, humour and respect, I will help you to discover ways of living more resourcefully and authentically, and will try to understand you and your experiences without being in any way judgemental.

I have over eighteen years’ experience as a counsellor, including working in private practice, as a staff counsellor with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and other Government departments, with several UK Employee Assistance Providers, in a GP surgery, with the Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) in Liverpool and as an online counsellor. I also work as a counselling supervisor, and have designed and run several therapy-related workshops.

Each counselling session lasts 50 minutes; the number and frequency of sessions is entirely up to you.
Ruth Leaney - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN ANXIETY, DEPRESSION,OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER, LOW SELF-ESTEEM, TRAUMA, ABUSE, ADDICTION, LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT.

I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist (BACP registered) offering individual on line and telephone counselling to adults, the work can be short term or on-going.
My way of working involves thinking about the link between past and present experiences, such as your relationships or how you respond to situations in your life.There could be patterns of behaviour that you have become stuck in and unaware of. There may be something specific that you are struggling with or a general feeling of unhappiness where feelings and thoughts are troubling you and have become overwhelming. I offer a non-judgemental space where we can explore whatever you bring together, at your own pace and in a way which feels safe.
Having this space to recognise and make sense of your experiences can lead to positive change, more freedom and self awareness.
Emma West - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN Depression • Anxiety • Stress • Low self esteem • Abuse • Disability/health issues • Trauma – one off/ongoing/childhood • Carer issues • Loneliness • Relationship difficulties • Gender dysphoria/transitioning • Parenting issues • Managing lifestyle issues

Re the current Covid-19 situation: A lot of people are turning to online counselling due to Covid-19 self isolation, so if you are looking for an experienced online therapist with specialist training in online therapy please do get in touch.

Whatever you are struggling with - stress, low mood, anxiety, low self esteem, relationships, loss, anger, trauma - I can help you work out what you would like to change and find ways to make those changes.

Specialist areas: I also have specialist experience and knowledge of disability, health, carer, student and gender dysphoria issues.

I've plenty of experience of doing short and long term work via a variety of different services - a low cost counselling service, in the NHS taking referrals from the Depression and Anxiety service, for an NHS Specialist Gender Identity Clinic [for people transitioning], at the University of Exeter, as well as privately online.

My background, of working at the BBC and being a writer, means I have a lot of experience of putting people at ease and developing a good rapport, and I aim to offer a warm, friendly approach to counselling, which most importantly includes listening without judging.

As well as doing a lot of listening I use a variety of approaches/techniques in sessions to help you make the changes you want to make, for example: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [which is about recognising and challenging unhelpful thinking], mindfulness [which is about being in the here and now / relaxation], breathing techniques, and writing exercises - these are just some examples, really it's a question of finding what works for you.

I also use 'psycho-education' which can help you to understand what mental distress is all about and what might help. I've developed a series of mindmaps to help explain common issues eg anxiety, depression and low self esteem, common problems eg sleep issues, and potentially useful solutions.

Please message me if you'd like a session on a day/time that isn't available on my calendar because I could have availability on other days.
Marie Seary - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma, LGBTQ, Sexuality, Gender Identity, Relationships.

Qualified and experienced Integrative Therapist supporting people with a range of challenges.

Accessing therapy can feel like a daunting step but it is often a very rewarding one. It's helpful for us to think of an initial session as a way to explore if we can work together. I assure you that I will endeavour to enable you to feel safe, heard, sometimes challenged with compassion, trust and respected.
Ben Amponsah - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN Anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma/PTSD, sexuality, work and multicultural

Ben Amponsah is an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred 555741) and a member of the British Psychology Society (MBPsS 144661). He qualified as a counsellor in 2004, having been working in therapy since 2002.

Ben attained his first degree in Psychology at The University of Bristol in 1991. He then joined the British Army as an officer and served in the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment from 1992 to 1998, leaving as a senior captain. He received his UN medal for serving in Cyprus in 1995-6. He subsequently completed his Diploma in Counselling Studies at The University of Manchester in 2004 and has since practiced at the LGBT Foundation in Manchester, where he is now a Senior Counsellor. Ben has also worked, for many years, in the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Industry and in the field of Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT) and most recently Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Ben uses Integrative Counselling as his main model for counselling. Ben has been running a successful private counselling and consultancy practice since August 2013.

Ben is also a Psychologist and, having part-completed the Independent BPS course for the Qualification in Counselling Psychology (QCoP), commenced a professional doctorate (part time) in Counselling Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University in Sept 2018. He expects to qualify in July 2023.

Ben has successfully completed an internal training course at Freedom from Torture and is engaged in continued professional development on psychological therapy with torture survivors.

Ben worked as a volunteer and then paid counsellor, on a part-time basis, at Freedom from Torture from October 2010 to April 2019.

Ben considers himself an amateur creative writer and is active on many fan fiction gaming forums as such but has not, as yet, had any published articles or publications.