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Siobhan Bracken, BACP

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

If you're here, you are likely looking for positive change. That's where I come in!

I'm a humanistic therapist - in a nutshell, this means that I see the value and potential in everybody. With all my clients, I come with an approach of complete acceptance and empathy for who they are. I work to see things in your perspective, so that I can get a good idea of why you think and feel the way that you do. To do that, I listen to what you have to say and allow you to describe your life, experiences and emotions to me. In providing acceptance for you, I hope that over time, you can come to provide it for yourself.

I also have tools and techniques to provide practical guidance on how to improve your mental health. I work by the philosophy that what happens outside of therapy sessions can be just as important as what happens within them, so I work alongside you to help you build positive mental health strategies into your day-to-day life. I have extensive experience working with self-esteem, anxiety and stress management. Alongside those, I am experienced in supporting with depression, body image concerns, grief and relationship issues (whether that be partner, family, friend etc.). I will cater the therapy to you by allowing you to guide me in what you would like to explore and what you would like to gain from the process.

Therapy can be nerve-wracking, whether you have been through the process before or not. I always try to make it feel as natural and comfortable as possible with my easy-going and relaxed nature. I would never try to 'push' you to open up to me before you feel ready to, so I value the importance of building up the relationship and allowing you to gain trust in me so that you feel you're in safe hands.

In my sessions, I allow my clients to take the lead by bringing the topics that are of the most priority to them. If you find that you don't know where to start, I can help you prioritise by talking things through and considering the different areas that you'd like to work on. Depending on what you would like to get from therapy, I am there to support, advise or challenge you as appropriate.

I hope to hear from you. If you have any questions or any uncertainties, please do feel free to reach out as I would be more than happy to explore them with you.

Professional experience

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

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy

Services offered

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Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #397175