I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist with over 13 years experience offering: Psychodynamic Counselling, CBT, Person Centred Therapy, Solution Focused Counselling, Relationship Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy for adults and young adults (18+) from two easily commutable, welcoming locations: Knighton Fields Road East and Grange Farm in Oadby. I offer appointments from Monday to Friday, and Saturdays either face to face or by FaceTime, Skype and telephone.
I also offer reduced fees for people on a limited income and a free of charge telephone consultation.
Most of us experience times in our lives when we feel lost, worried or anxious. This might be because of specific difficulties such as: Anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self esteem and confidence. It could also be a general sense of feeling different and not fitting in. Or feeling isolated and lonely and not understanding why. I have supported people with many issues for a large charity, a University and in private practice for many years.
For counselling I use: CBT, Person Centred Therapy, Relationship Therapy and Solution Focused techniques. For open ended Psychotherapy, I use Psychodynamic modalities, which explore at a deeper level; childhood memories, trauma, relationship attachment problems and developmental issues.
Your childhood experiences, memories and current feelings in the ‘here and now’ are uniquely personal. Talking to an experienced, accredited therapist, offers you the opportunity to explore previously unresolved feelings, and behaviours that might have made you feel lost, confused and even ‘held you back’ for many years. Exploring therapy can be life changing and extremely empowering.
I also work with couples (18+ regardless of sexuality and gender identity) who find it difficult to connect and maintain long term, intimate loving relationships. You might after a certain period of time, find yourself withdrawing from your partner, or you might be someone who finds it painful and anxiety provoking to be apart from them, relationship counselling can help. Whether you find existing or new relationships difficult, or you feel insecure, lost, lonely, or have experienced Infidelity and domestic violence, please feel free to contact me for an initial free of charge telephone consultation to see how I can help.
I offer a free of charge telephone consultation to ensure you are comfortable speaking to me before booking a consultation session.
So whether you wish to book an appointment for one session, or you decide to explore your needs, thoughts and feelings further, I look forward to speaking with you. I hope the following gives you an overview of the areas I am competent to work with:
Short term counselling up to 12 sessions
Open ended Psychotherapy
Anxiety and panic attacks
Childhood abuse and trauma
Internet, social media, porn addiction
Low self esteem, confidence
Personality Disorder – Historic and Borderline
Young adults (18+)
For 4 years I trained at the University of Leicester, I hold two Postgraduate Diplomas, a Certificate in Relationship Couples Therapy and Psychodynamic Counselling. I have achieved Accredited status with the: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and have over 13 years experience of counselling adults, and over 9 years experience counselling young adults (18+) both from my private practice based in Knighton Fields Road East – close to Clarendon Park and the University of Leicester, and Grange Farm in Oadby LE2. Both locations are warm and welcoming with plenty of parking.
If climbing stairs is difficult, or you are a wheelchair user, I can meet with you at a different location should you wish.
I am a Registered, Senior Accredtied Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and work in accordance with its ethical framework.
PLEASE NOTE: if I am unable to pick up when you call, or reply immediately to your email, my commitment will be to respond to you within 24 hrs. Thanking you in advance, Shaun.