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“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves

 - Viktor E. Frankl

ABOUT ME

I am a BACP registered integrative psychotherapist and counsellor working with individuals in private practice and also via a non-profit organisation whose mission is to make psychological therapies more accessible to those who are socioeconomically marginalised. I have also worked as a qualified organisational psychologist for over 2 decades; advising corporate clients on how best to create cultures that support their people to thrive and maintain psychological health, and delivering training and other supportive interventions to help individuals and organisations develop more adaptive ways of responding to the considerable pressures of modern-day working life. I continue to work in this capacity alongside my therapeutic work.

I believe the therapeutic relationship itself is a powerful agent of change. In my practice I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which you can take a pause to reflect and think things over, feel supported to explore your concerns or connect with difficult emotions, and feel empowered to take steps that will over time enhance the quality of your life.

 

 

Postgraduate Diploma Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regent’s University)

MA Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regent’s University) in progress

Graduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology (City, University of London)

MSc Organisational Psychology (City, University of London)

BSc Human Psychology (Aston University)

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

MBACP reg no: 386314

EDUCATION, TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

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As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I abide by their code of ethics and professional conduct.

The BACP Register is a public record of counsellors and psychotherapists who meet or exceed their recommended minimum quality standards. These standards cover training, supervision, continuing professional development and a contractual commitment to the BACP Ethical Framework.

LOUISE COLE

 
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CLIENTS I WORK WITH

People often choose to seek out therapy because they are experiencing difficulties or distress in their lives. But you don’t have to be in crisis to benefit from therapy. I work with people who typically are experiencing difficulties arising from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, workplace stress, living with a long-term health condition or diagnosis, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties, trying to process a traumatic past or are experiencing a crisis of identity or meaning in their lives. However, many clients come to therapy simply to experience a dedicated time and non-judgemental space to talk through whatever is on their mind.

 

I work with adult individuals of all ages on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period.

 
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HOW WE WILL WORK TOGETHER

In view of the current situation and ongoing lack of clarity regarding resumption of ‘normal’ life I am currently only offering online sessions via Zoom, or by telephone. 

Before we begin therapy, I offer a free, no-obligation telephone consultation (15 minutes) for us to establish how or if we want to begin the process. 

Our first session and all subsequent sessions will be 50 minutes duration and at the same time weekly. During this first session we can establish expectations, your goals for therapy and familiarise ourselves with the process. If we decide to work on an open-ended basis, we will agree periodic review points to ensure your therapy remains on track and continues to support progress toward your desired goals.

There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to therapy. As an integrative practitioner trained across a range of therapeutic modalities (Psychodynamic, Existential, Humanistic, CBT) my approach is driven by individual client’s needs and presenting issues, offering more supportive, exploratory or practical approaches as required.

Professionally, I am particularly interested in contemporary relational psychoanalysis and the interplay between brain-mind-body-environment in maintaining emotional wellbeing. I believe that our sense of who we are and our way of being in the world are heavily influenced by and evident in our relations with others, and the interpersonal relationships that we experience throughout our lives, including the therapeutic relationship, can provide us with new perspectives on who we are as well as a space for transformation and growth.

 

FEES

Fees start at £50 per session (online sessions)