01780 757915philip@philipboddey.comOpening hours: Flexible hours, consultation by appointment

How I work

For the greatest potential benefit of my clients, I have over the years accumulated a substantial tool box of accepted, well established therapies used by members of  my professional body.  Some of the therapies frequently used in my counselling services are:

Person Centred – this makes sure I give my client unconditional, positive regard and am totally empathetic to his or her way of being.
Existential – ensures I stay with the client’s story and am totally non judgemental  on how he or she is coping with life.
Gestalt – enables the client to gain an awareness of emotions and behaviours in the present, rather than in the past, therefore gaining understanding of his or her needs and of how they might be met.
Transactional Analysis – is concerned with the Parent, Adult and Child interactions.

I practise integrative counselling, which means I carefully and selectively mix therapies to suit the individual holistic needs of my clients.

I use regular supervision where I will discuss the situation and not the name of the client, as this ensures confidentiality. I also work within the boundaries of a contract discussed beforehand with each client. Both the above ensure I work ethically and within the professional body’s guidelines.

I work together with my client to hopefully take the person to a greater understanding.