Phone: 07516 413776   Email: philomena.ovenden@ntlworld.com

Why Choose My Services

I offer both time limited and open ended individual, weekly counselling. It depends on various factors whether time limited or longer term therapy would be most appropriate. It may be that you would like to address a specific issue whereby time limited counselling may be beneficial, though where there are more deeply rooted problems, it is likely to take longer to work through these. My core training is psychodynamic though I am also trained in brief solution focussed therapy and I have also completed my training as an EMDR therapist. EMDR can be particularly effective in processing a past trauma if it is still causing you distress now. I also use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques where appropriate. Our first meeting would enable us to establish which may be the most helpful approach for you.

I can usually offer both day time and evening appointments. Sessions last for 50 minutes and need to be conducted on a weekly basis. My fee is £45 per session though it may be possible to offer a subsidised rate if you are on benefits or on a low income. Please ask me about this. These are some of the areas of work that I have a good deal of experience of working with, though the list is not exhaustive.

  • Trauma/Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression, anxiety, anger
  • Adult survivors of childhood abuse
  • Difficulties in forming and sustaining meaningful relationships
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Stress related issues
  • Low self-esteem/confidence
  • Intrusive, negative thoughts
  • Supervision