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Nathan Dean, NCPS

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! My name is Nathan Dean (he/him, cis/het), and I am a person-centered therapist based in the UK, working with clients all over the world. As a person-centered therapist, my role is to explore your lived experience; rather than give direct advice, we explore together what will work specifically for you, your circumstances, and your view of the world around you. Whether grief, depression, anxiety, or some of the more specific elements listed below, we can create a safe space together to explore your experiences. You can find out more about me from www.pronoiacounselling.com

I also bring in techniques and theories from other practices, such as gestalt and CBT, but I am always diving into other modalities to create a holistic approach for all my clients, whether part of the western canon of therapeutic techniques, or trying to decolonise my approach.

Below is a break down of what I can bring to your space. And this is key. This time is your time. Whatever you want to discuss, at the pace you feel is beneficial. I will guide, and challenge, where appropriate, but the core is that this is a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore what you have collected along lifes journey.

Mental Health MOT
Sometimes, we don’t need anything more than a check-in with ourselves. Therapy is often seen as an intervention when things get to their worst point, but we can also relate to our therapeutic spaces as ones to explore where we are at when things are going well, or when the changes are less dramatic or intense. A MHMOT may be exactly what we need for this, an initial six sessions of examining the elements of our life to see where can use improvement, what is working, and where we are going. We’ll use things such as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs or the Japanese concept of Ikigai to map out where we’re at, and work from there.

Carers Support
My placement when training as a counsellor was the Carers Support Centre in my area. I learnt alot working with carers in terms of their needs, wants, and the social elements of what it means to care for a loved one, a family member, or friend. If you are in a position as a carer, and need a space to explore the feelings that come from such a role, I have experience in this area I would love to share with you. We can create a safe space suitable for exploring, specifically, the difficulties and successes of taking on a caring role, living alongside COVID, and the sociopolitical landscape that comes with this. This is your time to explore what it means to be a carer today.

Living with Disability
As someone with a stoma bag, I’ve come to learn how to live with Crohn’s Disease, an ileostomy stoma, and the world that comes with. Disabilities are not always visible, and the world is not always designed to be the most beneficial for those of us with such disabilities. Whether living with Crohn’s, IBS, Colitis, stoma, or other disabilities, gastric or otherwise, we can explore what it means to live with conditions that can affect our energy levels, require adjustments for the day to day, and need extra attention now COVID is in our environment. Suffice to say, with whatever ails us, we can find a way of centering back to you, the self, and what benefits you. As I say to all my clients, it isn’t about right or wrong, but what serves you and what doesn’t.

Grief, Depression, Anxiety
Grief, depression, and anxiety are key terms we often come across in therapeutic spaces. Whether the grief of a passed loved one, the loss of a job, a change of living situation, or any other shift, change, or loss, having a place to explore what that grief means to us and how to sit with it is important. As well as this, depression and anxiety are such well-spoken elements of the current climate of our world, and once again having a place to understand it, explore it, and find ways of living with it are important. With some experience working with clinically diagnosed conditions and the malaise of the modern world, we can use CBT and gestalt therapies - bringing you to the present moment - to alleviate these sensations.

Masculinity
The role of the man has changed. As I’ve worked with more and more people who identify as men, with he/him pronouns, or the conventional gender binary, it is evident that our relationship with our masculinity requires examination. Whether managing anger, emotional regulation, or investigating your life purpose, what motivates you, what your new role is in society, we can use the safe space of the therapeutic conversation to figure out what this means in todays landscape. Once again using gestalt to bring to the present, CBT to emotionally regulate, and socially conscious person-centered therapy for your lived experience, we can sit in your truth to find what concerns you, what benefits you, and what can serve you in the future. You are not alone.

Whatever concerns, problems, or emotions you may be facing currently, I endeavour to create a safe environment to explore your lived experience, the challenges of your life, and what will serve you moving forward. With my background in teaching (both mainstream and SEN), my person-centered approach, and my willingness to learn about different cultural, social, and political backgrounds, I hope we can work together to find what is best for you. This is your space. This is your time. This is your truth. Let’s explore it together.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Cancer, Chronic pain illness and disability, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dissociation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hearing Impaired, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love

Services offered

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Credentials information

NCPS Therapist - Accredited Member (MNCPS Accred) #NCS22-00169

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Nathan Dean. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Open and helpful therapist. Would recommend Nathan. He has helped me map out my thoughts and issues.

Written on Feb 21, 2024 after therapy with Nathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Nathan is excellent at drawing out key points of realisation from our discussions, which enables me to monitor & evaluate my progress in the areas that brought me to therapy for the first time. He is very good at identifying the thematic connections between the seemingly disparate issues I want to discuss. He is a calm and comforting that I immediately felt comfortable speaking to. Would definitely recommend!

Written on Jan 30, 2024 after therapy with Nathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Professional and makes sure that I understand that this is my safe space to talk about anything without judgement.

Written on Jan 29, 2024 after therapy with Nathan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

I have been speaking with Nathan for the past 3 months and I highly recommend him. He has a high level of emotional intelligence, is sympathetic and empathetic in equal measure and achieves a good balance between exploring current issues vs past challenges. Nathan is also very friendly, prompt and provides good summaries of our conversation which is helpful when evaluating progress or acting as a point of reference.

Written on Jan 24, 2024 after therapy with Nathan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Nathan is an amazing listener and I am very grateful. Just a few sessions with Nathan already had an amazing impact on my life. I came to therapy devastated and now learned how to set boundaries in communication and action. Nathan helped by asking the right questions to find out my values and traits and structure the ideal life for me. which brings me joy, and aids in setting goals and having a positive outlook on life.

Written on Dec 19, 2023 after therapy with Nathan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Nathan is very relaxed and has a calming manner about him, he speaks with lots of wisdom and effortlessly guides the sessions to evolve freely, nothing feels pushed or manufactured, even though I’m fully aware of the time limit, Nathan is an expert at winding the sessions down calmly and they feel un rushed and it is as if they end at it’s intended point once everything has been said.

Written on Nov 09, 2023 after therapy with Nathan for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes