Clinical Psychology with Dr Cheryl Rezek
Life happens – it’s what you do with it that counts. Experiences can sometimes be difficult or confusing, whether created by a current situation or by something from earlier times that continues to interfere with your wellbeing.
Consulting a clinical psychologist for a one-off opinion or for ongoing therapy is about two people coming together to help take care of your life. Our trainings and level of experience are extensive and highly regulated and it is this specialist knowledge and expertise that we bring into our work and pass on to you.
Anyone can see a psychologist for a relevant difficulty or stressor and any aspect of your life can be discussed no matter what it is (such as distress, anxiety, depression, stress abuse, substance misuse, parenting input, impotence, relationship concerns, confusion, work matters, bereavement or loss, personality issues or mental health difficulties). The important issue is that therapy is an investment in your life whether you are a man or a woman.
• consultation and/or therapy for psychological, emotional and life matters
• short-term orongoing work
• mindfulness work for stress, depression and anxiety, amongst others
• mindfulness work for chronic pain or health issues
• supervision to individuals and groups
• consultation to services on clinical and organisational structures and input
• workshops and talks on Life Happens – Mindfulness & Managing Your Life
• bespoke workshops, trainings and talks for the public or organisations
Fees: Sliding scale fees apply depending on the number of sessions. Reduced fees are available under certain circumstances.
Please note: 48 hours cancellation is required and fees are payable at the end of each session or in advance through bank transfer or PayPal. All late cancellations or DNA sessions are charged for and the client is responsible for the payment of fees. If applicable, it is essential that you check the terms of your health insurance policy and receive prior authorisation from the company in advance should you wish to make a claim. Your policy may not include psychological therapy or may have conditions or restrictions placed upon it.
Counselling with Sabine Lees MBACP
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT)
It provides a unique framework for you and your therapist to establish a shared understanding of your current difficulties and acknowledge the good reasons for why your problems may have begun. It is possible that you may have been trying your best to cope for some time and it can feel very hard to give an open and honest account of how things really are. This is very important for you and your therapist to acknowledge and regular feedback about how you are finding the sessions is part of the ‘open’ nature of CBT. Therapy is designed to help you look at the wider picture and be curious about whether the way you think about certain things (the cognitive part) and what you do in response to your thoughts (the behavioural bit) have a role to play in the things you are struggling with and if so, whether there are alternative strategies you could explore with your therapist that might lead to an improvement in how you feel. Regular reviews of personal therapy goals will help you to reflect on your new learning and help you decide what might be helpful to continue to practice when therapy ends.
Whilst I prefer to meet with clients face to face for individual CBT, I am able to provide some telephone sessions in certain circumstances.
For an informal chat or to book an appointment, please contact me on 07787 820824
Alternatively you can e-mail me at email@example.com
Dr Cheryl Rezek is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the field of mental health for many years. She combined clinical and academic work, whilst working in mental health organisations and universities, prior to moving into independent practice. She has worked with children, families and adults in a variety of settings as a clinician, supervisor and lecturer and she has developed treatment programmes and headed services. She has extensive experience in general mental health, including anxiety, depression, trauma and addictions as well as being involved in a hospice organisation and working with the public.
She has published a bestselling book written specifically for the public combining psychological concepts and mindfulness work as a means of managing everyday life as well as symptoms associated with physical illness and emotional distress www.lifehappens-mindfulness.com. Her aim is to make this work straightforward and easily accessible to a general audience and to create a sense of curiosity in people about themselves and their lives.
HPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist (PYL21308) Chartered with the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology (Reg. No. 075158)
Hello, my name is Sabine Lees. I am a qualified person centred counsellor and focusing oriented psychotherapist. I work as an independent professional in private practice, Canopy Counselling, based at the Bodyworks Clinic.
Having worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings; with young people, as a school counsellor, in bereavement care and in the field of substance misuse, I have gained extensive experience, understanding and knowledge of a broad spectrum of issues.
I offer effective long and short term therapy to individuals of all ages and backgrounds:
- adults, children (11+) and young people
- relationship, marriage, couples counselling
- family intervention
- focusing sessions
- focusing training and workshops.
Counselling can support and help you work through a problem or emotional difficulty you are experiencing. Maybe there are unresolved issues which are hindering you from being the person you could be. Counselling can give you the insights, understanding and motivation to make the changes needed to lead a more fulfilling life.
There are many different reasons why you might seek counselling. You may struggle with a specific issue or with a challenging life situation, for example: stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, addiction, relationship issues, abuse, bereavement, chronic pain, redundancy, terminal illness etc. Or, you may experience a more general feeling of dissatisfaction with life and not even know why you feel the way you do.
Counselling can help you feel better about yourself, your life and your future.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. I practice within the guidelines of their Ethical Framework of Good Practice and Procedures for Professional Conduct. I have full professional liability insurance and a clear enhanced Criminal Record Bureau check.
I work from a humanistic, person centred framework but integrate elements from other therapeutic modalities, if and when useful, for example cognitive behavioural, solution focussed, creative and systemic ideas, body awareness and focusing.
I am a Certified Focusing Professional and Focusing Trainer (Focusing Institute New York) and use focusing in my work when appropriate. Focusing gives attention to our lived and felt experience, to the moment to moment unfolding living process. This focusing attention helps to access fresh meaning and direction and is about experiencing your ‘self’ more authentically.
Tel 01753 893555
Mobile 07582 980736
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and charged at:
- individual sessions £55
- couples £65
- families £70
- initial focusing instruction (1-2-1) £55
- subsequent 30 minute focusing sessions from £30
- subsequent 30-40 telephone focusing sessions from £30
to be paid on the day in cash, by cheque, credit card (+ a 5% transaction fee) or by direct bank transfer.
I may at times be able to offer a concession. Please feel free to talk to me about this.
The initial session will be charged but with no obligation to continue!
If you have to cancel an appointment a 24 hour cancellation notice will have to be given. In case this in not possible, please understand that I will have to ask for a £20 cancellation fee to cover my expenses.
I work flexible hours, evenings and on Saturdays.
Appointments are made by arrangement.
I also offer counselling in German
I would like to encourage you to take this first step:
Contact me and we can discuss your needs and arrange an initial meeting.
I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT Therapist for short!) My aim is to provide a supportive, therapeutic service for people who are funding their own Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or who have had CBT authorised through an insurance company.
I have a long history of working in the caring professions with both a general and mental health nursing background. I qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist from Oxford University in 2010. Whilst I enjoy treating a wide range of disorders (depression; postnatal depression; anxiety; health anxiety; social anxiety; phobias; low self- esteem; obsessive compulsive disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder; bereavement) I have a special interest in the psychological difficulties that can affect women in pregnancy, birth and the year after birth. This includes birth trauma and loss.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by NICE (The Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) as an evidence-based talking therapy for a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions.
I am a Systemic and Family Psychotherapist with wide ranging experience since 1981 in the NHS, Social Services and the independent sector in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
I trained at the Institute of Family Therapy and at the Tavistock Clinic and qualified as a Systemic and Family Psychotherapist in 1997. I have experience with children, adolescents and adults seeking help with a range of emotional, relationship, psychological and psychiatric difficulties, including depression, anxiety, stress, fears, phobias, OCD, self esteem, eating disorders, abuse, trauma, substance misuse, conduct disorders, bereavement, coping with illness, school attendance issues, self harm, sexuality or identity related concerns, difficult life transitions, fostering and adoption issues, work related concerns, managing conflict, divorce and family breakdown.
I aim to work collaboratively with clients and together we can decide whether individual, couple or family therapy would be most appropriate, how often the sessions should be, and whether to aim for short term focused work or longer term more exploratory work. If you are not sure what the problem is we can re-evaluate your situation to arrive at an understanding that will lead to a plan for a helpful way forward.
Systemic Psychotherapy is an approach based on the belief that an individual’s distress arises from how they see themselves and how they relate to the world and to other people rather than something being inherently “wrong” with them. Positive change is therefore often achieved by exploring beliefs and behaviours and how a person is affected by their relationships and the world around them. Family members can be a powerful resource for change and including them in sessions can often lead to recognition of options not previously considered and to the use of untapped strengths and resources. Family sessions provide an opportunity to talk together when there is little time to do this at home and may allow difficult thoughts, feelings and interactions to be more comfortably and fruitfully explored with an intermediary, leading to better understanding, changing unhelpful patterns into helpful ones and ultimately better ways of getting along together.
I aim to provide you with a safe and confidential space in which to explore your difficulties and to find a better way of understanding yourself and others in order to move the situation on in a helpful way. My style is conversational and I ask questions designed to help people think through their concerns. I aim to respect different values and beliefs and recognise that families vary in structure, ethnicity and culture and I regard the term family as meaning any group of people who define themselves as such.
I am registered with UKCP. My training and experience includes research, teaching, and clinical supervision. I trained as a systemic supervisor at the Tavistock Clinic and qualified in 2002 and I have had many years of experience of supervision and consultation to trainee and qualified systemic psychotherapists and professionals of other disciplines.
I can offer an initial consultation to help establish whether my approach is right for you. There is no obligation to take it further. Please feel free to phone or email me with any queries you might have.
Fee : £100 per hour to be paid on the day by cash or cheque or in advance by bank transfer. If an appointment is cancelled I will need 48 hours notice or a fee will have to be charged. I can offer appointments in the late afternoon and early evening.