Counselling & Psychotherapy in Leicester
Welcome to the Leicester Counselling and Psychotherapy website.
WHO ARE WE?
Welcome. We are three psychotherapists in private practice -Judith Hurwood, Nick Humphreys and Carol Baker. We are all accredited psychotherapists, counsellors and supervisors - each with over 25 years' experience. Our practices are in Oadby, Kibworth and Humberstone (convenient for both Leicester and Market Harborough.) Between us we have considerable experience in working with a wide range of issues as well as specialist experience in Higher Education and the NHS.
We offer short-term counselling, long-term psychotherapy and supervision.
HOW CAN COUNSELLING OR PSYCHOTHERAPY HELP ME?
Talking with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist in a supportive and non-judgmental setting helps achieve a clearer understanding of the feelings, behaviours and thought patterns at the heart of a problem. This enables you to make better sense of your difficulties and to discover new and more helpful ways of managing your life. Ultimately this leads to greater peace of mind and more fulfilling relationships
Of course, there are situations in life that cannot be altered but counselling can help you to cope more positively with what cannot be changed.
WHAT ISSUES CAN I BRING TO COUNSELLING OR PSYCHOTHERAPY?
There are many reasons why people contact us. It may be in connection with abuse - anxiety - anger - bereavement - depression - panic attacks - relationship issues - self-esteem - trauma - work issues.
However, not everyone is clear about the cause of their distress. People may have a general sense of disappointment about their life ; or may be struggling to make and keep good relationships; or perhaps they feel to have lost direction. They may even have a niggling feeling that some experience in earlier life has not been resolved.
These feelings of unease are often an indication that therapy will be helpful and we can work with these uncertainties.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ?
The prospect of talking to a stranger about innermost feelings and thoughts is understandably daunting and our task is to provide a confidential and non judgmental space in which you can feel safe to talk. In fact, clients often tell us they have found it easier to talk than they had expected. The first couple of sessions enable us to check that we can help you and work well together. After that we would normally arrange to meet weekly at the same time. If you work irregular hours we can generally negotiate times that work for you.
WHY SEEK AN INDEPENDENT COUNSELLOR OR PSYCHOTHERAPIST?
Many clients find that NHS waiting lists for therapy are very long or that appointment times do not fit with their work or family commitments. We can negotiate times that work for you. In addition, some people say they are frustrated with a "tick box" approach which does not allow an in-depth exploration of their personal difficulties. Confidentiality can also be a concern if you do not want information recorded on your medical notes.
We are experienced supervisors - please contact us if you are interested in supervision.
If you are wondering about whether to make an appointment, we are always happy to have a conversation with you on the phone or by email - without obligation.
If we are unable to answer the phone please leave an answerphone message so that we can get back to you.
We can offer appointments during the day time and some evenings.
Each of us is easily reached by bus with free on-street parking nearby.
Judith is based in Oadby, - easily reached from central Leicester or Market Harborough .
Carol is based in Kibworth - easily reached from Market Harborough or Leicester.
Nick is based in Humberstone - easily reached from Leicester.
We are Registered with UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and abide by the Codes of Ethics of our professional bodies.
To find more details about how to contact us please click on our names at the top of this page.
Carol can also offer EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) - sometimes known as "tapping". EFT can bring relief from distress quickly and safely.
|QUOTE: “there is evidence that the relationship between the counsellor and the client is more important than the approach the therapist uses.” BACP|