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Psychotherapeutic Counselling/Therapy

I'm an experienced and qualified therapist/counsellor; I have an advanced professional diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

I continuously undertake Continue Professional Development (CPD) as my profession and belief is that this to be a fundamental to being a good therapist. I've worked for the NHS for the last 6 years in the capacity supporting the wellbeing of our staff.

I worked and supported the following charities for four years; I’M ALL Ears and Survivors of Bereavement through Suicide (SOBS) and Cruse Bereavement Care during the pandemic.

I'm of mixed cultural heritage, and it helps me understand different perspectives within the world in which we live. My mixed cultural heritage me recognize and respect “ways of being” that are not necessarily our own. I'm committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in my clinical work, research, and my learnings.

Call or email me now for a 15 min chat, I look forward to working with you and, helping and guiding you through whatever difficulties you are facing.

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Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Cognitive Behavioural
Psychodynamic
Person-Centred
Mindfulness
Humanistic

This combines Cognitive and Behavioural techniques. Clients are taught ways to change thoughts and expectations and relaxation techniques are used. It has been effective for stress-related ailments, phobias, obsessions, eating disorders and major depression.

This approach stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour. The client is encouraged to talk about childhood relationships with parents and other significant people and the therapist focuses on the client/therapist relationship (the dynamics). The Psychodynamic approach is derived from Psychoanalysis but usually provides a quicker solution to emotional problems.

Devised by Carl Rogers and also called “Client-Centred” or “Rogerian” counselling, this approach enables the client to come to terms with negative feelings, which may have caused emotional problems, and develop inner resources. The objective is for the client to become able to see himself as a person, with the power and freedom to change, rather than as an object.

Mindfulness is a specific way of intentionally paying attention. One negative thought can lead to a chain reaction of negative thoughts. This approach encourages people to be aware of each thought, enabling the first negative thought to be ‘caught’ so that is seen as just a ‘thought’ and not a fact. This breaks the chain reaction of negative thoughts giving a mental ‘space’ in which the person can re-centre themselves in the present. Mindfulness is likely to appeal to therapists who have developed a long-term meditation practice.

Coming from the “personal growth movement” this approach encourages people to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. Emphasis is on self-development and achieving highest potential. “Client-Centred” or “Non-Directive” approach is often used and the therapy can be described as “holistic” or looking at person as a whole.

What I Can Help With

Problems helped by psychotherapy include many common difficulties in coping with daily life. this can include things like the impact of trauma, dealing with medical illness or loss, i.e the death of a loved one or even a lost relationship; and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety.

  • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement / Loss
  • Bullying
  • Careers
  • Cultural issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Driving tests
  • Emotional issues
  • Family
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationships
  • Relaxation
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Trauma
  • Violence / Victim support
  • Young people and children

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The Integrative Approach

An integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy involves drawing on different modalities.

Therapy is tailored to the individual and will help the individual to feel better from an illness. The individual will want to make these changes, and often it is a way of exploring thoughts and deep feelings that are causing concern to the individual.

Therapy can be short term which can help an individual to adjust to the way they are living or long term, seeking to reveal the origins of the problem. The sessions can be emotionally difficult, and these sessions are held in a safe, confidential place.

Avril Brohier

Counsellor & Therapist
A little bit about me

I'm an experienced and qualified therapist/counsellor; I have an advanced professional diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I continuously undertake Continue Professional Development (CPD). I've worked for the NHS for the last 6 years in the capacity supporting the wellbeing of our staff.

Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Member of the National Counselling Society

Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills

fully DBS certified, passionate about helping people

Frequently Asked Questions

30-minute free consultation

I offer an initial 30-minute free consultation, which is an opportunity to talk through how counselling works and may benefit you. Future individual counselling sessions are £60.00

What times do I normally work?

Daytime and evening appointments are available. I work from Farnham, which is easily accessible for the surrounding towns of Fleet, Aldershot, Farnborough, Alton, Guildford, haselmere , Godalming. etc.

In-person & remote (Zoom) consultations?

Yes, both can be arranged, whichever suits your needs the best. Zoom is especially useful for people who aren't able to attend in person.

Cancellations

Should you need to cancel an appointment, 24 hours’ notice is required. Missed appointments are charged if adequate notice is not given.

How do I contact You?

Please call Avril Brohier on +44 (0) 7771 825004 for pricing and additional information, or if you prefer email avril.brohier@btinternet.com