Brenda Clarke-Wills BSc (Hons) Psyche Open MBACP, BACP
About me and my therapy practice:
I provide a non-judgemental and safe space, giving you an opportunity for exploration, emotionally and psychologically, to determine your current state of being.
I will be supportive of your inherent ability to know your own intentions and honour this process, with the hope to assist you to gain a greater understanding of yourself, therefore increasing self-awareness. This is key to having a healthy sense of self.
As you work with the true aspects of yourself, and gain an understanding of the underlying causes of how you came to be where you are, you can progress towards learning tools of resilience, self-regulation and emotional healing, which could move you towards a more fulfilling and enjoyable life circumstance and create positive, lasting, meaningful change; something we all aspire to achieving. Even in the most hopeless feeling space, change is possible.
I enjoy using a variety of modalities to fit your individual preferences, circumstances and issues with an integrative approach, with three years experience (including training/volunteering). Within this model I like to use the psychodynamic approach to help me to access the origin of a particular challenge/issue; cognitive behavioural therapy to assist with devising tools to address unhealthy behavioural/thinking patterns, and person-centred approaches to assist with developing and remaining in a professional client-led/therapeutic relationship with you which is key to effective counselling.
I know that it takes courage to make this first step in seeking support and I appreciate the need to find the right counsellor to support you on your journey. With this in mind please feel free to contact me with any questions or enquiries, and I will endeavour to respond promptly, openly and honestly so that you are more likely to determine whether I’m the right fit for you.
Some of the areas I can work with you on include:
• Turning negative relationship dynamics into positive dynamics
• Connecting more deeply with your inner self
• Learning to access your intuition and innate source of wisdom
• Finding meaning and purpose in your life
• Developing components of emotional intelligence: awareness, self-regulation, empathy
• Understanding your emotions, and working with them, rather than against them
• Tending to addictive behaviours
• Developing resilience and the capacity to be with unbearable feelings
• Personal growth and transformation
• Healing from trauma and emotional hurts
• Overcoming stress, burnout, depression & anxiety
• Overcoming negative life patterns that are holding you back
• Develop healthy boundaries i.e., to say a compassionate no
• Stop the intergenerational transmission of negative emotional patterns
• Understanding relationship dynamics
• What I can help with
Abuse (including narcissistic), Anxiety, Bereavement and Loss, Cultural issues, Depression, Personal development, Relationships, Child related issues, Self-esteem, Stress, Trauma, Issues at Work, Body Image, Triggers, Jealousy, Anger Management, Cancer Diagnosis, Neurodiversity: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Health Related Issues, Spirituality, Women's issues.
Types of therapy
• Solution Based Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Existential, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis, Christianity Based Counselling
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #398565
Brenda is a great therapist, very understanding and supportive and provides lots of helpful work sheets
Written on Sep 29, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
Brenda's caring support has helped me to completely shift my mindset and release the pain of past hurts. I am now looking forward in life and enjoying the moments. Thank you, Brenda.
Written on Sep 26, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management
Brenda was warm and welcoming. She was very understanding and had a wealth of experience to share. Would highly recommend
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Brenda has been lovely and useful to talk to , although we live in wildly different time zones I noticed she still tried to be attentive, respectful, kind and helpful
Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I really respect and Trust Brenda as a therapist. She has all the skills that I was hoping for and has obviously worked hard to get where she is. I feel comfortable talking to her and she guides me back to maybe my main concern for that day and I might not have even realised that was my concern.
Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She is very kind and understanding of every problem the patient has and solves them by using the expertise.
Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue