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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.
Lynda Pabari - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Work Stress, Students, Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Personality Disorder, Menopause, Long Term Illness, Parenting, Loss,

Hello, My name is Lynda, a post-graduate Integrative Psychotherapist, and specialist in trauma. My passion is restoring safety, peace, and wholeness to individuals experiencing the effects of stress and trauma. Seeing individuals transform and master their challenges is enriching. I help adults, and young people, who are in the process of becoming who they truly are, to be centred and fulfilled. My dedication is to bringing back healthy self-esteem, connectedness, and aliveness.

I know that no single approach is right for every individual and I have trained in several methods, including relational gestalt, attachment therapy, somatic trauma therapy, and eco-therapy. I apply the latest neurobiology research for the best results.

Feel to send me an initial message to make contact and find out more.
Paula Charnley - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN Anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, eating disorders, chronic pain, chronic illness, cancer patients

I'm a person Centred Counsellor and offer Counselling via video link or phone. My Counselling experience is in diverse issues; bereavement, relationship breakdown, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, dealing with chronic illness and all issues which hold us back in life. I believe that we know when we want to make some changes in our life and, that is a great time to reach out for support. This is your opportunity to be heard and validated without judgement for whatever you would like to talk about in a session.
As a qualified Yoga Teacher I am particularly interested in the Mind-Body Connection. So in a Counselling session I may offer you a breathing or grounding exercise to help with anxiety or to deal with intense emotions.
My practice is based upon the Ethical Framework of the BACP where confidentiality, integrity & mutual respect are at the forefront. I would like to work together with you to support you in reaching your potential.
I lived for many years in the Netherlands & have returned to my area of birth in North Staffordshire.
Tim Harvard-Sweeting - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN Anxiety • Depression • Addictions • Adult ADHD • Self-confidence • Men's stuff • Bereavement • University students • Developmental coaching • Trauma • Boarding school syndrome

Having lived and worked all over the world I have returned to Cornwall where I was born and bred. I was trained by world-leading person-centred therapists at the University of Nottingham. I work online with clients in the UK and overseas, and face-to-face with clients in West Cornwall, through my company Tim Harvard psychotherapy Ltd.
Ann Allega - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN AMERICAN EXPATRIATES • ADDICTIONS • WORK RELATED STRESS • RELATIONSHIP ISSUES • EXPATRIATE RELOCATION STRESS • FAMILY DYNAMICS • PTSD • ANGER MANAGEMENT • ANXIETY • DEPRESSION • LOW SELF ESTEEM • ADHD

Hello, my name is Ann and I am a registered member of the BACP. I have significant experience in online counselling and as a result I firmly believe in its benefits. I have done online and phone counselling myself and I found it to be effective. I've worked with lots of people who have never experienced counselling before and I am aware that this can be an anxiety provoking and nervous experience. However, based on my experience I am of the opinion that the release of speaking about something which you may have kept private for a long time is extremely cathartic. If you've come this far, I can offer you confidential and encouraging support through whatever it is you wish to work through. You may not even know what that is! Just that it might be time to talk to someone. My previous career was in the corporate world where I worked for over fifteen years in the beer industry. I'm an American expatriate having first moved to London in 2004. One of my special areas of interest is helping American expats adjust emotionally and psychologically with all the differences they face in the United Kingdom. I know because I faced the same challenges. In addition, I can work with any issue you wish to bring to me. As a registered member of BACP, I am committed to my continual personal and professional development and also work in accordance with their ethical framework for good practice.

SPECIALIST IN Depression + Anxiety + Abuse + Relationships + Gender + Sexuality + Relationship Diversity (including Kink and Polyamory) + Post Natal Depression + Grief + Loss + Bereavement + Trauma + Eating Disorders + Autism + ADHD + Family Dynamics

Hello. As a counsellor/psychotherapist, I am committed to choosing a therapeutic approach that works best for you, and view the relationship between us both to be crucial in facilitating whatever changes you want to make.

I know that shopping around and finding the right fit is important before investing money, time and emotional energy, and so I'm always happy to have a brief informal chat before you commit to any sessions.

I work with a variety of presenting issues, and am happy to work with you for short-term or long-term therapy.
I am LGBTQIA+/GSRD (Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity) allied, sex positive, body positive, and kink-aware.
I also have lived experience of Autism and ADHD and keep up to date with research and services around neurodivergence.
I support the Black Lives Matter movement.

I have previously worked with children from age 5 upwards in school settings, and with a post-natal depression agency. Prior to my counselling career, I worked in the arts and education sectors, supporting people of different ages and abilities to explore and express themselves, which it seems is something of a passion of mine. My arts training and background mean that I'm not averse to bringing creativity into the therapeutic relationship if appropriate.

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Kate Osterloh - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN Depression, anxiety, addiction

I am a fully qualified psychotherapist offering support for individuals experiencing a wide range of personal difficulties and life issues. I have worked as a psychotherapist in private practice since 2008 and have also worked in mental health and substance misuse services providing support for for clients with dual diagnosis. For the past 3 years I have also worked as a student mentor for students with mental health problems.
Kerry Vear-Smyth - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship issues, addictions, abuse, child abuse, anger management, OCD, PTSD, Trauma, Self Harm, Sexual problems, Bullying, BPD, DID,

I qualified as a counselling 5 years ago. I have a private practice. I work with clients face to face and online via video chat, telephone and instant messaging. I have worked with clients of all ages and have specialist qualifications in working with children and young people and working online. I specialise in depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship issues, addictions, abuse, child abuse, anger management, OCD, PTSD, Trauma, Self Harm, Sexual problems, Bullying.
I am trained in EMDR and do offer this online to my clients.
My style of working is very relaxed and personalised to every client. I offer safe place for your to discuss your feelings and help you explore changes to lead the life that everyone deserves