My name is Dee Phillips. ( Acc BACP)

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a trained nurse with over 20 years NHS experience where I worked in a variety of clinical settings and information giving roles before training to be a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Life Coach and Hypnotherapist.

I offer the services of Counselling, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Personal and Performance Coaching and work with clients who in short-term and long-term contracts. Whether you are an individual who needs some help to overcome a dilemma or difficulty or a company with workplace problems you are welcome to use the services of In Search of Self Ltd.

Counselling is a form of talking therapy. There are many modalities or theories within which counsellors practice and the therapy within which your chosen counsellor practices will be important to the way you work together. Research proves that the most important part of a client / counsellor relationship is trust and the building of a good bond where the client can explore issues that they may have never shared with anyone before.

When looking for a counsellor you should always look for a person with whom you feel comfortable to work with. You should also look for someone who adheres to a code of conduct or professional guidelines such as the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for Good Practice.  Counselling isn’t always about talking about problems from the past, it’s about clarifying and reorganising old issues into a format that can assist you to move forward. There are times when a person may need support by talking through an issue, or times when a person may simply need strategies to help them function better in the Here and Now. These strategies can be varied and together we will find a way to work things out.

Cognitive behavioural therapy is the treatment of choice as recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (N.I.C.E). In a typical CBT session we will explore the current situation you are experiencing, and the negative thoughts that are fuelling this situation, and explore strategies to change the negative thoughts into positive ways of being.
Many clients feel that one type of theory isn’t helpful for them, therefore I am trained integratively to make decisions based on client need. As a result of this, I am able to draw from other theories, and also use my clinical judgment when providing interventions for clients. Integrative psychotherapy and counselling involves working in different ways to help you move forward and find strategies and ways to function better in the here and now.
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing is a form of therapy used in trauma work. It can be used with most people, and is a specialist treatment that will need an assessment and discussion before EMDR commences. For more information please contact me directly.
Personal and performance coaching can significantly improve somebody’s sense of achievement, and help them move forward if they are not performing in a way that is either required of them by others, or they require of themselves. Personal and performance coaching is often used by people in business, sports people, and often used if somebody is psychologically sabotaging some form of success or achievement in their life.
Outdoor therapy is a form of therapy that can be offered to those people who find sitting in a room talking a daunting prospect, or something that they would not engage with. All of the therapies that I offer, including cognitive behavioural therapy, integrative psychotherapy, and transactional analysis type interventions, can all be used in an outdoor therapy way to help a person become unstuck.
Critical incident debriefing can be done on site subject to a daily rate, plus expenses, and involves providing psychological first aid in the event of a critical incident that might occur. For more information please ring me on 07968 069616.
Many people might need a few sessions of confidence building to find out why they aren’t confident, and what types of things are holding them back. I generally run confidence building courses one to one or in small groups. If you would like to book a confidence building course and you are an individual or a small group, please get in touch with me and I will provide you with a bespoke course depending on your requirements.
Speaking out and being assertive is a skill. Some people feel they would never be able to be assertive, but once taught the skills and strategies to be assertive, a person can become more confident and be heard as well as understood by others. Assertion courses can be done in a six session format on a one to one basis, or I can provide a bespoke course to small groups or organisations.

Telephone :  07968 069616

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The Therapy Rooms

Ferry Lane

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SA71 4RE

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The Hollybush Clinic

2 Hollybush Clinic

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