- M.A Existential Psychotherapy
- Dip Psych
- UKCP registered
- Tuesdays 10am to 4pm
- Thursdays 10am to 4pm
Method of work
I work within the existential tradition, which takes a philosophical approach to psychotherapy and counselling. Existential therapy will clarify your understanding of yourself and your life circumstances. It may also assist you through a specific life crisis and in becoming better at handling difficult relationships. Together we shall explore what matters most deeply to you in life and tackle what is most problematic.
The emphasis throughout our work is on you and how you see and experience the world. You will have an opportunity to tell your story and gradually come to a more satisfactory interpretation of your current predicaments until you find a way through them. The objective is for you to become more honest with yourself and more in tune with your limitations and possibilities. By paying attention to what is of most concern to you personally we will aim to bring your life back into harmony with your aspirations so that you become more able to live you life to the full. This means understanding where you are at before establishing where you want to go and how you might get there.
What is expected of you?
You will be expected freely to discuss everything that is of concern to you in your everyday experience. You need to be prepared to verbally express your emotions, sensations, thoughts, memories, dreams, fantasies, expectations, fears and hopes without reserve in order to get a clear picture of your way of being in the world and understand and re-organise your life accordingly. The process of existential therapy consists of an engaged and constructive discussion of past and present events, from which new commitments for the future will emerge.
The thinigs that are discussed in the sessions remain confidential. I will only disclose to a third party what is discussed in the sessions if you explicitly ask me to do so. The only situation in which I may be obliged to disclose information about the work is if I am required to do so by a court of law or if there is a reason to believe that your own or somebody else's life is at risk.
Training and Affiliation
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a therapist and supervisor, and abide by their code of ethics and practice. I have many years of experience as a therapist and supervisor and have worked in a wide variety of settings and with a wide variety of issues.
Place and time
Sessions are held at Wellforce and are booked at a mutually convenient time. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
To check availability or make an appointment with Louise Porteous, please call 0114 276 9500 or email us using the form below. Mandatory fields are marked with a *