Anita is a person centred integrative counsellor, which allows her to draw on a wide variety of techniques. Anita works hard to create a warm, supportive and non-judgemental environment. Anita’s own journey to becoming a counsellor began with the loss of a loved one and her own experiences led her to train as a counsellor. She graduated with an Honours degree in Person Centred Counselling in 2009 and since then has continued to expand her training. Anita believes that counselling can help individuals to make sense of life experiences, allowing the individual to make a real difference to how they feel, and act. Anita is a fully accredited therapist with the BACP.
PLEASE NOTE ANDY IS NOT CURRENTLY TAKING ON ANY NEW PATIENTS
Andy specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and is an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. After many years in psychiatric nursing, Andy trained in CBT and now works as a Nurse Practitioner for Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust, as well as running a private practice. He also teaches cognitive behavioural interventions within the NHS.
Akila is a non-judgmental, empathetic, professional and flexible Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. She is highly experienced in the provision of both assessment and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders (panic attacks, worry/generalised anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, health anxiety), low self- esteem and a wide range of other difficulties from work stress to sleep problems.
Akila is particularly keen on helping her clients increase self-understanding and self-awareness around their difficulties. She plans treatment collaboratively with her clients and, at their pace, working towards their goals and priorities.
Akila has a BSc in Psychology, a MSc Health Psychology and a Postgraduate diploma in CBT. Akila has worked therapeutically with people for the last 8 years in various roles within the NHS and for private practices.
Rachel is a Person-centred experiential therapist who works to offer a warm and authentic relationship with her clients, allowing them to safely explore any aspect of their life and experience they bring to counselling. Rachel provides the opportunity for clients to work creatively if they wish, through use of art, music, movement, narrative, or poetry, and also integrates elements of mindfulness and Gestalt Psychotherapy into her work. Rachel has a Master’s degree in Person-centred Psychotherapy and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with experience of working within a community team supporting groups and individuals reach their unique potential, as well as experience of counselling within a local charity offering long and short-term therapy to individuals. Rachel is a member of UKCP.
Helen is a UKCP and Registered member of the BACP and has an MSc in Person Centred / humanistic Psychotherapy along with a BSc in Health and Social Care with Guidance and Counselling. The core of Helen’s practise is to establish a warm, non-judgemental and confidential therapeutic relationship, which can offer opportunities for change to occur and help enable individuals to trust their own judgement and to feel empowered by their own autonomy. Helen has previously worked in the care industry supporting and managing complex individuals in the community, whilst volunteering in many counselling sectors including Childline and Youth Offender Team. Helen used to run a College Counselling Service, which was with students, aged 16+. Helen is open to working creatively with the use of different mediums, and finds this approach valuable to talking therapies as it can offer new insights, focus, awareness and a release of emotion.
Sharon is a registered member of the BACP and has several years post qualification experience as an integrative counsellor in Person Centred/Humanistic therapy. She has a volunteering back ground at Childline and with Base 51 working with clients from the ages of 13-25. Sharon also has a demonstrated history of working in the NHS and she worked for many years within an assisted fertility clinic, gaining a strong understanding of the emotive and broad range of issues that stem from fertility.
Sharon believes that the therapeutic relationship is a key factor in clients feeling safe and not judged, feeling able to trust, explore, process, find solutions and overcome whatever issues they bring within the confidential setting of the counselling room. Sharon believes that the client has the potential for personal growth and the ability to make whatever changes they want in their lives and to overcome any difficulties they are experiencing emotionally.
Prior to training as a therapist, Leigh worked for many years with traumatised young people in residential settings. The enormous suffering he encountered was humbling. It taught him much about the myriad ways that people can lose themselves through what happens to them. Leigh believes that, far from suffering from an ‘illness’ or ‘disorder’, people seeking therapy are most often struggling to live authentically with themselves and others. In so doing, they are often grappling with some of the fundamental and inescapable concerns of human existence. These are the assumptions with which Leigh embarks on a relationship with each new client, and why he is interested, not in diagnosing or labelling, but in fully encountering and accepting clients in their pain.
As a person-centred therapist, Leigh offers clients a unique therapeutic relationship founded upon empathy, acceptance, and genuineness. Such a relationship affords clients the safety necessary to explore thoughts, feelings and memories which may hitherto have felt too difficult to engage with. This can facilitate the empowerment necessary for clients to make crucial changes in their lives. Leigh is a member of the BACP.