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Qualifications

Integrative Psychotherapy MSc (Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University)

Registered Level 1 Nurse.  Sexual Health Adviser/ Counsellor employed in the NHS.  With experience in the fields of health, sexual health, gender and sexuality, sexual assault, abuse and addiction.

Where ?

I work from a separate designated therapy room in my home, Wilmslow, SK9 2JE

 

When ?

Monday and Tuesdays, morning afternoon and evening . But I have other availability

How much ?

£40 per 50 minute session.

Couples £50 for 75 minute session.

email: mail@dorindathirlby.com

mobile: 07958 959 097

 

 

Why do people commonly come to see me ?

 

·       Not coping

·       Feeling depressed

·       Feeling like they're struggling

·       Low mood

·       Feeling isolated

·       Feeling overwhelmed

·       Feeling anxious

·       Work stress

·       Having a general lack of get up and go

 

 

·       Drinking, eating or taking too many recreational drugs

·       Life events such as illness

·       Adjusting or moving towards separation or divorce

·       Frustration with things or people in life

·       Grief and loss

·       Feeling like they don't fit in , feeling 'different'

·       Feeling stuck or a loss of direction

 

 

Counselling/ Psychotherapy Training /Experience

I first came to counselling when I undertook training to become telephone counsellor for an HIV /AIDs helpline. I worked for 5 years on the helpline becoming a trainer myself. This and my experience of clients in my role as a sexual health advisor led me to undertake a Certificate in Counselling and counselling skills at Birkbeck college, University of London (cert photo ) that I completed in June 1999. 

In 2000 I embarked on the long but fascinating Integrative Psychotherapy training journey at Metanoia Institutehttp://www.metanoia.ac.uk/training-programmes/psychotherapy/msc-in-integrative-psychotherapy/

to gain an MSc Integrative psychotherapy in 2006 at Middlesex University.

 

During this training as well as my nurse counsellor work I undertook other placements one in an NHS occupational health service. I also had a great training and supervision experience for 5 years in a voluntary counselling service in South West London  http://www.wimbledonguild.co.uk/counselling.html  here I got the experience of working with several clients a week for individual psychotherapy for forty sessions in a really supportive environment with a fantastic supervisor and additional training courses. 

I qualified as a UKCP Registered psychotherapist in 2006 and have worked in my own private practice for the past 8 years. 

I work in the NHS for three days a week in my nurse counsellor role and on 2 days a week I run my own private practice undertaking individual therapy, couples work training and supervision.