Therapy with me:
As a psychodynamic counsellor, I believe our earlier life experiences persist in affecting our ways of behaving, relating and feeling in the present, and in ways which are sometimes unconscious. Yet whilst our pasts may be a key to understanding ourselves better, good counselling should help us make changes that allow us to live more fully in the here and now and influence our futures.
Our relationships and attachments are extremely influential, and I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is fundamental to productive counselling work. I will offer an initial assessment session to get to know you, understand your background and any specific areas you wish to address. Importantly this will also give you an idea of what counselling with me will be like. I believe that therapy can be a useful, rewarding and enjoyable process for those who want it, but it can also feel difficult and is therefore a commitment. So this session will also give space to discuss envisaged length of therapy (I offer short, mid and long term) as well as cost and frequency of sessions.
I am open, friendly and supportive of different cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities.
Training, Qualifications & Experience:
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dist) BACP Accredited Course.
In addition to my training as a psychodynamic counsellor I undertake regular CPD and additional training. Some recent trainings undertaken include drug and alcohol awareness, dual diagnosis, safeguarding, LGBTQ affirmative practice, motivational interviewing and trauma informed therapeutic approaches.
Some of the areas I work with are detailed below:
- Anger issues
- Relationship issues
- Work stress
- Exam pressure
- Substance/alcohol use
- Suicidal thoughts
- Self-esteem issues
- Physical health issues
- Undiagnosed medical symptoms
- Experienced working with young adults (16+)
- LGBTQ friendly
In addition to my experience as a counsellor, I have also worked in adult mental health third sector services and public sector health and wellbeing.
I am registered with the BACP and abide by their ethical policies, for further information see:
Fees range between £35-£50 depending on income and ability to pay.
Contact Esme Campbell
Tel: 07490 109901
Private practice address: Please enquire for details