"IT'S THE RELATIONSHIP THAT HEALS"
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MY THERAPY PRACTICE
My name is Annabel Devine. Welcome to my website, where I hope you can find all the information about me and what I offer, to help you make an informed decision about choosing the right therapist for you.
I provide face to face, online and telephone counselling and psychotherapy, using an integrative approach. This means I use a variety of approaches including: person-centred; transactional analysis; psychodynamic; gestalt and; cognitive behavioural therapies. I am also a trained drama therapist, so we are able to use creative media to explore your difficulties if that interests you.
My therapy room is based in Eggborough, South of Selby in North Yorkshire.
I believe that it is the relationship that counts more than the techniques and approaches adopted. As a sensitive, caring and highly trained empathic therapist, I can support you to:
feel more confident about yourself through exploration and self-acceptance
lead a more authentic and meaningful life
increase your spontaneity
explore and experience emotional intimacy through our therapeutic relationship
increase your capacity to live in the moment
identify what you want to change and support you to achieve your goals
I am a professional empathic listener and focus on creating a safe confidential space. Through our therapeutic relationship, we will work together to help you explore, express, better understand and accept yourself and make meaningful changes to your life.
You can telephone me on 07746 221337 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I work at relational depth with clients who are open to sharing their emotional world. I provide a non-judgemental confidential therapy space. Each session is for 50 minutes. Most people commit to weekly sessions. I think it is important to create strong clear boundaries so that sessions start and end on time.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life?
Would you like to be able to develop firm boundaries?
Do you ruminate after an event about what happened, what you should have said or how you felt in a social situation, or at work?
Do you worry about what other people are thinking about you?
Are you struggling with your self-esteem, confidence, being assertive or your relationships?
Would you like to be able to meet your own needs and transform your life to how you would like it to be; feel less overwhelmed?
You might not know how you would like life to be, but you know it’s not a life like this.
WHAT SORT OF ISSUES CAN I CONTACT YOU ABOUT?
Face to face and online therapy provides an opportunity to explore personal difficulties in a confidential and supportive environment. I can provide support with a wide range of issues including:
difficulties with anger;
and many more.
WHAT DOES THE SERVICE OFFER AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
You are invited to contact me via email or telephone when we will agree on an appointment time for your first session. We will also decide upon your preferred mode of delivery - face to face in my therapy room, online video conference or using the telephone. You will then need to pay the session fee via bank transfer in order to secure the appointment.
If you have chosen to attend in person I will send you the location, directions and parking information. If you have chosen to work online I will either phone you or send you a Zoom link in advance for you to connect with me.
Sessions last for 50 minutes duration.
Subsequent sessions can be paid for in advance, during or within 24 hours of the session. Paying for a month in advance is also an option, if preferred.
In our first session together I will ask you some questions about yourself and what has brought you to therapy. We will work together towards a goal and have a review periodically, at which time you will be able to reflect upon whether your goal has been achieved, needs to be changed or is no longer relevant, and whether you are getting what you need out of therapy. We can agree a set number of sessions or agree an open ended contract, depending upon whether your needs are for shorter-term work or more long-term.
I am a relational therapist, which means that our relationship is the vehicle through which you can work on your goals. I sometimes use creative tools to provide an alternative way of working, if that is a preference.
I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and psychotherapist working in private practice, offering face to face, telephone and online therapy for adults. Working as an integrative therapist means that I use a range of different approaches in my work, including: transactional analysis; gestalt; person centred; psychodynamic; creative and cognitive behavioural.
I have the fullest commitment to offering a non-discriminatory service that is supportive and welcoming to all adults, regardless of their: age; gender identity; sexual orientation; ethnicity; culture; abilities; religious or spirituality beliefs; and status.
I am a sensitive, calm, empathic and creative person. I began having psychotherapy as a young adult to develop my confidence and improve my self-esteem. This life-changing journey through therapy led me to want to train as a counsellor and psychotherapist; I felt I had an innate calling.
MY PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work under the BACP Ethical Framework for Counsellors and the BACP Guidelines for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy. Information relating to both of these documents can be found at: www.bacp.co.uk
I am an HCPC registered Occupational Therapist and a trained Drama Therapist. I have worked for over 24 years in either the NHS, social services or the private sector, supporting people with a range of mental health issues, physical, learning or sensory difficulties.
I hold an MSc in Psychotherapy from Northern Guild Psychotherapy and Counselling.
BA (HONS) HUMANITIES
BSC (HONS) OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
PG DIP DRAMA THERAPY
DIP PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING
PG DIP PSYCHOTHERAPY
My fees are £60.00 per session to be payable by bank transfer. Please contact me to obtain my bank details if you decide that you would like to book your first session.
You can opt to pay weekly in advance or by advance block bookings of 4 weeks at a time.
If you need to cancel a session you will need to give me at least one week’s notice. If less than one week’s notice is given the full fee will be chargeable.
In the rare event I have to cancel your session, I will advise you by email, or text at the earliest opportunity. No fee will be payable in this circumstance. If you completed payment at the time of booking, I will transfer the payment to the next session or provide a full refund.