Beverley is a UKCP registered psychotherapist offering a safe, relaxed, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore the things that are on your mind, whether you are experiencing distressing and painful ongoing issues that leave you feeling stuck and prevent you from getting on with your life, or a temporary crisis that you need some help and support to get through.
Beverley works integratively, meaning that she is able to draw on many different elements of psychotherapy in order to tailor the therapy to each individual's needs. She has an easy, sensitive, relational approach, and works very much in collaboration with each individual. She looks at a person’s current difficulties in light of not only what they are experiencing at the time, but also takes account of their past – their upbringing, school and the significant relationships and life events that have shaped a person’s way of being. Beverley will also combine CBT into the therapy if necessary. She sees individuals for both short-term work (up to 12 sessions), and for long-term ongoing work.
Having worked in psychotherapy for over 10 years, Beverley's background encompasses both the private mental health sector, and Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire NHS Mental Health Trust, working both 1:1 and in groups, and includes working in a cutting-edge therapeutic community. She has also worked for a mental health charity and as a student counsellor at an inner London university, and so has seen a diverse range of clients from many differing backgrounds and cultures, and with a wide range of presenting problems throughout her career.
Her previous career as a lawyer has also given her much insight into the high levels of stress and the weight of expectations that many people experience in their day-to-day working lives, and the effects that this can have on their relationships both in and out of work, and on their health in general.
Beverley Blackman MA, ADIP, UKCP reg, MBACP