Tina Abbott Counselling
Counselling and Psychotherapy
How I will work with you
We would start by exploring what has prompted you to come for therapy at this time, and what you hope to gain from therapy. We would then decide together whether short or longer term work may be needed. We would regularly review our work together and whether you were getting what you needed. Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly or twice weekly.
If you/we decided you wanted longer term work or to work in an open-ended way which would allow you to work at your own pace, as well as exploring your current concerns, we would also explore how your past experiences and relationships may be influencing your behavior now- working with the unconscious and using our relationship to inform our exploration.
My counselling/psychotherapy approach is an integration of the person-centred, psychodynamic and psychosynthesis models. I encourage your personal growth through the inclusion of your whole person - the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual (whatever you feel that to be) aspects of yourself.
I am also trained in Solution Focussed Brief Therapy. If you want short term work I can help you to identify a particular area to focus on in the sessions available.
Making the decision to begin counselling/psychotherapy can be a challenging one, if you want to take the next step, after a brief telephone chat or email conversation we would arrange to meet up and discuss what it is you want and see whether I am the right person to support you at this time. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact me.
I abide by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework
Under normal circumstances, nothing you say goes beyond the consulting room unless you want it to, and you say so explicitly.
I may only pass on information in exceptional circumstances:
1. Where I have your express consent to disclose the information.
2. Where I believe you, or a third party is in serious danger.
3. Where I would be liable to civil or criminal court procedure if the information was not disclosed (such as terrorist activity).
£60 per 50 minute session.
Please note all missed sessions are chargeable.
Testimonials from my counselling