Counsellor/Therapist in Preston
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57 Garstang Road
Preston PR1 1LB United Kingdom
- Bamber Bridge
- Lytham St Anne''s
- Penwortham Lane
After initially being trained as an 'Integrative Counsellor', a large proportion of my subsequent training has been in 'Existential Psychotherapy', therefore I will pay particular attention to how we interact, how this has an impact on your way of being in the world and how the 'therapeutic relationship' between us develops. It is important to be aware that existential therapists do not view you as 'ill' or pathologise you in any way. They do not 'do things to you' to help you 'get well', but believe that we all 'creatively adapt' as a result of our experiences. So I will work with you in exploring why you adapted in a certain way and how we can 'creatively adjust' again and find the right solutions for you.
I have also had substantial training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T.) and sometimes use these techniques either purely or alongside other methods I have training and/or experience in, such as Gestalt psychotherapy or Rogerian counselling.
For your safety and security, I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists. As such I am bound by their 'code of ethics' and am subject to their complaints procedure. I am also required to be in regular liaison with a clinical supervisor to ensure ethical practice. www.bacp.co.uk (please see link page)
I am also bound by the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists 'Code of Ethics' to offer only the required number of sessions that will help you resolve your issues and not to continue therapy when it is no longer thought beneficial. However, you are able to stay in therapy for as long as you feel it is helping you.
Hello. I'm Thom Fairclough and I am a qualified and experienced counsellor/therapist. This site is an introduction to myself and what services I offer. I hope that it answers all your questions and hope that if you have any further questions, then you will not hesitate to contact me.
Counselling/therapy is not a sign that you are 'failing' or 'weak' in any way. On the contrary in fact, it can be hard work and is in no way an 'easy option'. By visiting this site, you have already probably recognised an area of your life where you feel you would like more insight and understanding, or perhaps areas where you would like to develop personally. By doing this, you have made the first step towards achieving a more 'balanced' sense of wellbeing.
Therapy can be life changing, not only for you but for those around you. Indeed as a result, you may find that not only can you resolve current or past issues, but that you can deal with new challenges more effectively as well as gaining a higher sense of self-awareness, leading you to live a more fulfilling life.
Counselling/therapy is confidential, led at your pace and will be re-assessed at regular intervals to ensure that you are getting what you need. Therapy is usually on a weekly basis, but this is flexible as is the number of sessions you may require. Some people require several sessions, whereas some require substantially longer, depending on the nature of the problem, in which case this becomes a longer-term commitment to therapy.
About Balanced Lifestyles
Counselling/Therapy & Professional Caseload Supervision
Thom Fairclough MSc. BA (Hons) Dip. Couns. MBACP
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