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What is counselling?

Psychodynamic counselling is concerned with the interaction between two people, the client and counsellor. When it feels right we will also think about your family and your history.

The psychodynamic counsellor doesn't advise you, problem solve, or judge you. Rather confidentially you and your counsellor think about the issues that concern you, exploring the feelings and thoughts you have about your life.

How can counselling help?

People seek counselling for a wide range of issues, including:

  • Emotional difficulties such as depression, unexplained anger or sadness, low self-esteem, empty or suicidal thoughts and trauma
  • Stress or anxiety (and panic attacks), including sudden change, communication difficulties, conflicts at work and redundancy
  • Relationship difficulties including patterns of relating or sustaining relationships, sexual problems, separation, divorce, bereavement and loss, conflict, illness and a desire for children
  • Questions of personal identity (and personality), sexuality, sexual orientation, body image, addictions and obsessions (and OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), eating disorders, loneliness and the meaning of life

If you feel you would like to know more about how counselling might help you, please get in touch. Your communication will be taken seriously, and all communication between us will be kept confidential.

Counselling is suitable for people who wish to explore their feelings and choices in the short, medium and long term, for different types of distress.

If you are in crisis, I would urge you to contact your
GP, NHS Direct or the Samaritans.


Initial consultation

The aim of our first meeting, which normally lasts for fifty minutes, will be to assess your needs and explore whether psychodynamic counselling would be helpful to you. We may then both take some time to think about possible options. This might involve us agreeing on ongoing appointments, or you might wish me to refer you to an alternative service.

If we decide to work together, we would agree to meet for 50 minute sessions at the same time on the same day every week. We would meet for regular appointments until we agree to end our work together.

John Harrison BA Hons PGDip MBACP - Psychodynamic Counsellor specialises in a wide range of counselling issues, including: Abuse. Abortion. Addiction. Adoption. Affair. AIDS. Angry feelings. Anxiety. Bereavement. Bullying. Cancer. Change. Children. Childbirth. Confidence. Dementi.a Depression. Depressed. Disabilities. Domestic violence. Divorce. Eating disorders. Eczema. Feelings. Gender identity. HIV. IBS. Infertility. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Life choices. Lonely. Mental health. Migraine. Mood. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. OCD. Panic attacks. Paranoid. Personality disorders. Phobias. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD. Pregnancy. Psychodynamic. Relationships. Schizophrenia. Self harm. Self esteem. Separation. Sexuality. Sexual issues. Stress. Suicidal thoughts. Trauma. Work related issues.

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