Not that counselling is about me, it’s about you, the client. You’re in acute need of support but often can’t turn to friends or family because they’re either part of the problem or have some agenda of their own.
I’m Rory and, as a Registered Accredited BACP counsellor, I can offer you the opportunity to talk about and explore your issues and fears in a safe, empathic, non-judgemental and confidential setting.
I am an integrative counsellor and as such, I adapt and incorporate various evidence- based techniques used in a range of counselling and psychotherapy models to address different aspects of a client’s difficulties. This means the counselling process and strategies employed are based on a client's needs, rather than the limitations of one particular theoretical approach.
For example, I may at some point use very similar techniques to a CBT therapist when working with anxiety or anger management, or when exploring the basis for a client's difficulty in forming adult relationships, it may be necessary to look back at the possible impact of key influences on the relationships they formed in early life.
In this form of counselling, there is a focus on achieving greater levels of self-acceptance and personal growth. The main objective would be the building of a collaborative understanding with a client, and the setting of mutually agreed goals. Exploring a client’s experiences, positive and negative, is an essential part of the process of identifying and developing the use of their own resources.
Registered Member MBACP (Accred.)
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Working with Sex Addictions
BPS Approved Certificate in Third Wave CBT
ABC L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
MA (Cantab) Natural Sciences
Edexcel L3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
Both during and after my core training as an integrative practitioner, In accordance with BACP expectations regarding continuing professional development, I have attended and continue to attend further training and workshops on a variety of topics and approaches. To date, these have included:-
I hold current Enhanced DBS Clearance and I am registered with the ICO (Information Commisioner's Office) and authorised to hold sensitive personal data in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2016.
Please note - I am not a qualified medical practitioner and therefore unable to provide medical advice. I may, however, refer a client to suitably qualified or appropriate third parties under certain circumstances if I deem it to be in the client's interests.
abuse(physical, sexual & psychological),
addictions (substance and process),
Anxiety and stress
depression and low mood,
employment and work-related issues,
low self-esteem and confidence,
- OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorders),
- relationship and couples issues,
- social isolation,
- suicidal thoughts and self-harm,
trauma and PTSD.
I offer an initial session of approx. 30 minutes as a means of mutual introduction which is free of charge and involves no further obligation on the part of the client or myself.
SESSIONS & FEES
Sessions are usually 50 minutes and held weekly at the same time each week (unless arranged otherwise in advance).
Session fees for individual counselling or CBT are £40 and £50 for couples; please note that individual sessions for working with sex addictions are charged at £50. Fees are payable in cash or by BACS prior to the session. Advance payment for a block of 6 sessions qualifies for a discount of 15%, e.g. a total of £204 rather than £240 for standard individual therapy (Please note - an advance 6 session booking allows no refunds for cancellation and all sessions are to be taken within 3 months after the initial session)
Tuesday to Friday 9am - 7pm