I believe a period of therapy can really help you to find or reconnect with a deep sense of your true self, to rediscover your own strength and authenticity, which can be eroded or buried by life’s challenges.
Finding a therapist can feel somewhat bewildering, especially when you’re confused by life, bereaved or in a crisis.
How do you know what to look for in a therapist?
From my training and experience I know that finding the right therapist is about the quality of the relationship: Therapy, by its very nature, is an intimate process. Knowing you are in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space is vital and at the heart of the work. So you want to find someone who you feel you can trust and work with in an open and honest way. An initial phone call, email or the first session is a good way to find out who you can work with.
Therapeutic Counselling with Nancy Orr MBACP
What happens in our first session?
During this session we look at what has brought you to therapy, I will listen carefully and also ask some questions to help understand and clarify what is going on for you. This first session is an opportunity to explore what you would
like to get from therapy, what time frame you have in mind, and of course, if you would like to work with me.
If you would like to proceed we can then look at when we can meet – I offer weekly, 50 minute sessions both long and short term, online and in person.
By allowing yourself this dedicated time to explore, safely, where you are in life, therapy can be a place of great healing, acceptance, discovery and growth. You will become more acquainted with yourself – your past self and present self – and understand better how you relate to others and the world around you.
My role is to work sensitively and attentively alongside you – listening, to notice what is happening with you and between us, using all my training, senses and intuition to reflect back what I pick up and to check this out with you. We will work together and at your pace.
I’m aware this first step can feel like stepping into the unknown. This is totally normal and I would also say
it would be strange if you didn’t feel somewhat apprehensive. So with that in mind if you have any questions or just feel unsure, drop me an email and we can arrange an initial exploratory phone call, free of charge.
Areas I work with:
I have experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds, with the following concerns :
- Bereavement, Grief and Loss
- Domestic Violence
- Family relationships and conflict
- Life Transitions
- Relationship Difficulties
- Sexual Abuse
- Sleep Disorder
- Stress and feeling overwhelmed
- Work related difficulties
My training and background
I trained as an ‘integrative’ therapist – which simply means I draw on a number of schools of psychotherapeutic theory, according to the needs of the client. My professional experience includes working for an NHS counselling service in London, with a broad range of clients since 2016.
My previous working life includes marketing, event and project management at the NSPCC and Christian Aid, before retraining as a therapist.
My own life experiences took me into therapy in my early 30s. It was hard work as well as healing and gave me time and space literally to re-member myself – put myself back together.
Psychotherapy Qualifications and Training:
I trained in London as an Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor with a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I have five years’ experience working as an IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) counsellor in an NHS contracted agency, where I worked with a diverse group of clients and where I continue to work as a volunteer. I have trained and work as an online therapist and also work with some clients by phone.
Qualifications and Training
I am a Registered Member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
- Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (Mary Ward Centre BACP accredited course).
- Certificate in counselling (City Lit).
- Working Online as a Therapist – (Tavistock Relationships)
- I am committed to ongoing training or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as required by the BACP
- I have regular professional supervision
- I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework and the BACP Code of Best Practice.
Rates and Practical Information:
I charge £70 for a 50 minute session.
Availability on Thursday afternoons 12PM – 5PM
Short and Long term therapy
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.