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Hilary Borrow Counselling

I work collaboratively with individuals (aged 16+) in a short term, focussed way, and also in an open-ended, developmental manner – to suit your needs.

I will provide you with attentive listening, acceptance and support, in a confidential and ethical setting. In this ‘safe’ space, you can explore your story and concerns, gain a better understanding of your ‘self’ and your situation, and open up options for change.

Working both independently and in organisational contexts, I am professionally trained and qualified, and, as a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), follow their ethical framework (bacp.co.uk). This includes attending regular supervision sessions and undertaking Continuing Professional Development programmes.

My therapeutic approach is Integrative, working within a Relational framework. I draw on ideas and techniques from the cognitive, humanistic, and psychodynamic ‘schools’ of therapy. I consider myself to be a pragmatic existentialist, which means I believe the reality of ones life is how it is being experienced now. This will be informed and affected by any number of events, from the context of ones upbringing to physical and physiological factors such as the current state of ones immune system. I tend to work holistically, considering the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – in the past, present, and future, all within context.

As well as working in private practice, I work with counselling agencies which support individuals with a wide range of concerns, including abuse, anger management issues, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, depression, disability, eating disorders, health related issues, loss, low self esteem, OCD, personal development, relationship issues, sexual issues, spirituality, stress, trauma, and work related issues.