Mindtalk Counselling and Psychotherapy
in Market Harborough, Leicestershire

The Mindtalk Team

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Our Therapists. Ninacropped2021

Nina Watson
Early on in my career, I studied psychology in London. My studies provided me with a good understanding of developmental, social, cognitive, clinical and neuro-psychology. However, I felt that other important approaches to human nature and the mind ...cont. reading
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Our Therapists. Aubyncameo2021

Aubyn de Lisle
I work compassionately with your own experiences and help you to integrate them. My training in psychotherapy and counselling was both academic and experiential which helped ground in myself an understanding of our suffering and also our healing. I work with adult individuals, and also offer professional supervision....cont. reading
email Aubyn


Our Therapists. loucropped2021

Lou Bamber
My main interest and motivation in life is people and their many idiosyncrasies and rich life stories. My career began in the art world, designing textiles. Enjoying more interaction with others I then moved to working in... cont. reading
email Lou


Our Therapists. judithsmaller21

Judith Henjes
I offer a confidential, non-judgemental space and a therapeutic relationship dedicated to your well-being. I work with adults of all ages and with couples... cont. reading
email Judith


Our Therapists. Debbie cameo 21

Debbie Harnett
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor having worked within the psychodynamic field for many years. I have also worked within the social care arena and within community mental health. I work with individuals, adolescents from 12 years upwards and families. I cover and work with a wide range of issues from self-esteem and worth, relationships and attachment difficulties, suicide ideation, self-harm, anxiety and addictions and trauma...cont. reading


Our Therapists. Sean small 2021

Sean Faulkner

As a qualified counsellor, I pride myself on building strong relationships with an honest and empathic approach. I have experience of working on a one-to-one basis with adults and young people in different settings, supporting them to explore a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationships.


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Our Therapists. Nina2021

Nina Watson

MA, MSc Reg. MBACP (Accred.)

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phone: 07842 902511

Early on in my career, I studied psychology in London. My studies provided me with a good understanding of developmental, social, cognitive, clinical and neuro-psychology. However, I felt that other important approaches to human nature and the mind had been left out. This led me to do a post-graduate degree in psychoanalytic theory and its application. During this time, I worked for the NHS in a mental health crisis project for women in North London.

I came to the Midlands in 2006 where I worked with children and adolescents at risk of offending. My role involved offering support not only to the young people but also to their families. I found this work challenging but also very rewarding.

In 2008, I started to train as a psychotherapist. During my training, I worked for Mind in Kettering as a trainee counsellor/ psychotherapist as well as the Francis Dixon Lodge, a NHS personality disorder service in Leicester. Early in 2011, I was offered the role of specialist counsellor in the community mental health team in Stamford. I stayed there until the end of October 2014. In my role as a specialist counsellor, I provided psychotherapy for individuals who struggled with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, mood fluctuations, relational difficulties, high self-criticism and/or low self-esteem.

During my training as a psychotherapist, I learnt how to combine knowledge and techniques from cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) with ideas and methods from attachment-based and person-centred therapy. From the beginning, I have found this way of working immensely valuable and effective. It has enabled me to help a great number of people over the years which has been a great joy and privilege.

In 2013/2014, I trained in compassion-focused therapy with Professor Paul Gilbert (developer of compassion-focused therapy). The knowledge and skills I acquired during this training have been an invaluable addition to my expertise. Compassion-focused therapy uses techniques specifically aimed at enhancing positive, healing emotions and attitudes alongside improving insight into ones issues. It has enabled me to help individuals struggling with feelings of shame, high self-criticism and anxiety to transform their lives.

email Nina
phone: 07842 902511

Fees
I charge £60 per 55 minute session.

Qualifications Overview

1999: BSc Psychology, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

2002: MA Psychoanalytic Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

2011: MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (CBT, person-centred and psychodynamic), University of Derby.

2013/2014: Level 1 and 2 EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) with Alexandra Richman (Accredited Trainer), London.

2014: PG Certificate in Compassion-Focused Therapy, University of Derby.
Registration and Accreditation

Registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).


Our Therapists. Aubyn2021

Aubyn de Lisle

Dip Psych (UKCP Accred), RS(UKCP)

email Aubyn
phone: 07900 303 561

I work compassionately with your own experiences and help you to integrate them. My training in psychotherapy and counselling was both academic and experiential which helped ground in myself an understanding of our suffering and also our healing. I work with adult individuals, and also offer professional supervision. I know that the process of counselling and psychotherapy really can work. Anything that is troubling you is important enough to bring – there are no measuring scales and we work at your own pace to aims that you choose. A new freedom, joy and creativity in living and a sense of connection with others is gained. You don't have to settle for just surviving.

I cover a wide range of issues including life crisis, relationship problems, addiction, tackling mental blocks, unresolved issues from the past, and personal development. I provide a confidential safe space for you and know that it's our relationship itself as much as anything else in the mix that will help you. You will have time to understand your experiences, establish a framework to gain perspective and a range of skills to help.

I take a transpersonal approach to psychotherapy and counselling, which means that I hold a view of myself and others as being more than purely determined by biology, chemistry and mechanics. My approach also integrates the work of the major different theories including recent developments in neuroscience that help us to understand the linkage between body and mind, emotions and reactions. That means that sometimes if it feels right for the client we might use:

Somatic/body awareness

Drawing, symbols and sandtray work, the creative imagination or dreams as a way to explore

CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), thought tracking and emotional trigger analysis

Gestalt approaches

Body and breath techniques, mindfulness

Explore the dynamics of relationship and the roots of present experience in earlier life

Transactional Analysis

EMDR – for example when working with post traumatic stress or phobias

I do not impose a ‘fix it’ agenda. However I know that change can happen and this provides a transformative momentum – how you experience that is very subjective – there are no tick boxes or measuring scales. I hold regular reviews with you to consider the ground covered, to plan forward, and to complete the process in a way that feels right for you.

Fees
I charge £65 per 50 minute session, £90 for EMDR sessions that require 80 minutes.

email Aubyn
phone: 07900 303 561

Training, Qualifications & Experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, CCPE London
Diploma in Adult Supervision (integrative, seven-eyed model), CCPE London
Advanced certificate in Sandtray therapy (ongoing), AIST 2019
EMDR Training parts 1 & 2 with EMDRIA approved course (Alexandra Richman, MA (Clin Psych).
Attachment Focussed EMDR 3 day intensive with Dr. Laurel Parnell, USA
Voluntary practice at The Bower House, Market Harborough
Victim Support Serious Crimes Unit Leicester, specialising in domestic violence
CBT training (British Psychological Society accredited)
Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Creative Imagination, TA/Relational training
DSM psychiatric diagnostic training
Somatic Experiencing/working with Body centred awareness in psychotherapy (Peter Levine)
Hoffman Process 2007
Transformed Self (Australia) 2009
Path of Love UK 2012
I run workshops for other therapists on Working with Dreams, and offer a weekend retreat workshop on ‘The Transformative Power of Not Knowing’
Supervision: I receive regular professional supervision for my work.

I am listed with insurers BUPA, AXA, Aviva, PruHealth and Vitality Health

UKCP Accredited
BACP Registered

PGCE (Secondary teaching)

Previously in multinational corporate business, and also in small business as an employer and manager.


Our Therapists. Lou2021

Lou Bamber

MA Counselling Children and Young People, BACP Reg.

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phone: 07752 716633

My main interest and motivation in life is people and their many idiosyncrasies and rich life stories. My career began in the art world, designing textiles. Enjoying more interaction with others I then moved to working in the careers sector for the construction industry, which led to working with young people and assisting with the running of local youth clubs while raising my own children. I then embarked on six years of retraining culminating in a Masters in Counselling Children and Young People.

I now practice as a psychotherapist and counsellor seeing a variety of clients of many ages with my fundamental ethos being warmth and a non-judgemental approach. No two people are the same and I do not believe in a ‘one size fits all approach’. I therefore offer integrative therapy - combining techniques and knowledge from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the person - centred approach and psychodynamic teachings. My arts background enables me to work creatively where suitable.

I specialise in working with young people particularly teenagers, finding this age group fascinating with their specific issues and changes. I am constantly motivated and rewarded by my work.

I have experience in a wide variety of areas including self-esteem issues, anger, self-harm, eating disorders, grief, bullying, anxiety, family break-up, suicide. I have completed various days of continual professional development to enhance my learning; these include:-

Working with Trauma
Pornography and Sex Addiction
Personality Disorders
Depression and Irrational Thoughts
Depression in Children
Eating Disorders
Exploring Attachment
Developing Creativity
Sexual Abuse
Couple Counselling
Compassion-Focused Therapy
Anger

I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have monthly supervision in line with their ethical requirements.

If you feel that you would like to work alongside me or would welcome the opportunity for a chat, I can be contacted on 07752 716633 or email Lou

I charge £60 for one hour sessions, including the initial assessment.

Qualifications

2013: Masters in Counselling Children and Young People, University of Nottingham

2010: Higher Diploma in Person Centred Counselling

2007: ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

1989: BA (Hons) Textiles and Art History

I have 20 years experience of working with adults and young people, the last eight years solely as a therapist. I have helped adults and young people with a broad spectrum of issues and am constantly motivated and rewarded by my work.


Our Therapists. Judith 2021

Judith Henjes

MSc, Cert HE, UKCP Reg

Phone: 0775 7573264
email Judith

I offer a confidential, non-judgemental space and a therapeutic relationship dedicated to your well-being. My practice is rooted in a thorough understanding of the way we form our self, and our on-going needs as humans. I work with adults of all ages and with couples.

In one-to-one sessions, I use a relational approach which is both personal and professional. In short-term counselling, I listen to you and join you in your search for understanding and truth. Together, we look at what makes things difficult for you. Special attention is given to your thoughts, feelings, sensations and behaviours in the context of your important relationships. Thereby, we can understand what it is you need to achieve your goals.

Should you opt for longer psychotherapy, we will explore in depth how you developed into the person you are and possible links to recurring problems. We can discover hidden aspects of your self and nurture your personality so you can live with more confidence and joy.



Some issues I have experience helping with: depression; anxiety; loss; bereavement; personal crisis; suicidal thoughts; loneliness; understanding anger; problems in relationships with a partner, family, friends or colleagues; ending of a relationship; self-harm; trauma; living with health problems and long-term conditions; facing a difficult diagnosis; being a carer; stress; low self-confidence and performance anxiety; insomnia; burnout; disordered eating; obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviours; problem behaviours (except gambling); being a victim of crime; low self-esteem.



Areas I have special expertise in: self-care when living with uncertainty, pressure or stress; building psychological resilience; living with multiple cultures and languages; transitioning between countries and nationalities; long-term psychotherapy.

I also offer sessions to couples who what to resolve questions or difficulties between them. Here I focus on your relationship and how it is affected by both partners' experiences and circumstances. Typical issues are a family crisis, health problems, feeling estranged from each other, problems around intimacy, arguing a lot, infidelity, communication problems, or pre-marital considerations.


To find out what relational counselling or psychotherapy may do for you, contact me by email, phone or text. I look forward to hearing from you.



I charge £50 for a 50 minute session. A session for a couple lasts 75 minutes and costs £75. Concessions are available depending on your circumstances.

Contact me
Phone number 0775 7573264

email Judith

Relevant qualifications, experience and training

Currently on a 1 year diploma course in Couples Therapy (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)
MSc Integrative Counselling and Counselling (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and Staffordshire University)
2012-2016
Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy (Juliet Grayson) 2017-2018
Cert HE Counselling Skills (Leicester University) 2009-2011
1 year at Relate, Leicester
3 years at Mind, Kettering
3 years at Rutland House Counselling & Psychotherapy, Leicester
3 years at Victim Support, Leicester

Membership in professional bodies and Insurance
United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI)
Professional Indemnity Insurance and Public Liability Insurance (PPS)
Regular clinical supervision with a UKCP-registered supervisor for work with individuals and couples.


Our Therapists. Debbie Harnett 2021

Debbie Harnett

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Phone: 07859 747 965

At times life can be hard to cope with and understanding our thoughts, emotions and actions can feel over whelming and all consuming. Life at times can feel rather heavy and embarking on a therapeutic journey together we can help lighten and untangle the load.

Working together on your journey to help you understand your past experiences, how these experiences can shape the way we feel and act, how this affects you now. Being able to reflect and start to recognise our own emotions is the building foundation for emotional, mental and physical resilience.

I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor having worked within the psychodynamic field for many years. I have also worked within the social care arena and within community mental health. I work with individuals, adolescents from 12 years upwards and families. I cover and work with a wide range of issues from self-esteem and worth, relationships and attachment difficulties, suicide ideation, self-harm, anxiety and addictions and trauma.

I worked for over 7 years in a therapeutic community working with traumatised adolescents in a psychodynamic approach, individually, groups and family work. This is where my love for psychodynamic theory and approach was born and continues to this day.

I run an experiential personal development group as part of a psychodynamic training for counsellors exploring how to understand their identities and capacity to make relationships within a group context. I also work with the staff in a children’s home in group settings to help understand the complexities of the children they care for alongside the understanding and processing the difficulties of working in this arena as a group.

I offer a private, safe and confidential space to talk about, explore and understand your concerns, issues or difficulties and previous life experiences. It can be hard making the first step and I offer a free initial chat prior to any assessment to try and ease the process for you.

I adhere to the BACP ethical framework and have regular clinical supervision set within the BACP framework.

Fees
I charge £50 for 50-minute session, Initial assessments £25.
Family and group work £70 per hour session.

Contact: 07859 747 965

Qualifications and experience
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and have worked within the psychodynamic field for over 12 years.

Therapist at residential children’s home and delivered training to staff on therapeutic and trauma-based approach.

I have worked extensively with children (12 – 19 yrs.) in trauma based psychodynamic approach within residential care setting.

Working experience within the social care setting with troubled families within the Early Help and Prevention services.

Manager of a Community Mental Health project within the community of Harborough

I have experience of group work with children, adults and family work.

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - Leicester Centre for Psychodynamic Counselling
Advanced Diploma Psychosocial Care – Middlesex University

Memberships
MBACP – 385898


Our Therapists. Sean2021

Sean Faulkner

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Phone: 07557 651 435

As a qualified counsellor, I pride myself on building strong relationships with an honest and empathic approach. I have experience of working on a one-to-one basis with adults and young people in different settings, supporting them to explore a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationships.

My passion for working with others was sparked when I studied psychology at college, but I subsequently chose a different career path. However, over some years I built valuable life experience, triggering a desire to enter the world of counselling, first working towards my own professional qualification, and now teaching the counselling course at college alongside my practice.

I offer counselling in a confidential setting, one in which I hope you will feel safe and free from judgement; one in which I will support you to explore thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour as you choose, and at a pace which feels comfortable for you, so that you may develop more self-awareness and become closer to your true self.

I strongly believe in the value of therapy and its potential power to support an individual to build a more present, meaningful life.

I charge £50 per 50 minute session. Please get in touch for further details of how I may support you.



Qualifications:


Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Education and Training

BACP Registered


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