Tim Copsey BA (Hons) PGDip MBACP MBPsS – Psychotherapy and Counselling
Making the decision to find a counsellor can be a daunting task, and finding someone you feel comfortable working with can take even longer, so my first objective is to make sure you feel comfortable and safe, and to establish what your needs are and how I can help you. This isn’t always clear at the start, sometimes people just feel lost and overwhelmed, while others might have a specific mental health issue or a problem they just can’t figure out on their own.
I’ve been offering counselling and psychotherapy for 10 years and for various organisations, including bereavement support, help with a range of mental health problems, and coping with life changes, both the ones we chose and the ones we did not. I’ve been with Torus for a while now and really enjoy working as part of a diverse team to support our clients’ wellbeing. I also lecture in psychology and counselling skills to healthcare workers.
As an integrative practitioner, I have trained in a range of psychological therapies and therefore aim to adapt to your needs. This might involve a structured approach, which suits some individuals and issues better, including CBT models and mindfulness. Others might prefer a more open approach to explore their concerns, including reflecting on the past or on patterns in relationships. Our first session would focus on finding the best way to work with you, and your expectations from therapy.
I have experience of working successfully with a wide range of client issues including specific mental health issues, work and family related stress, health changes such as disability and long term illness, or any other circumstances which leave you feeling in crisis or despair. We can focus on a single issue and set goals to resolve it, or explore the wider pattern around your concern which may involve deeper, more intensive work. Often my clients start work on managing immediate symptoms such as anxiety or destructive behaviours, before moving on to a deeper exploration of their underlying issues.
I’m a member of the British Psychological Society and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework. I offer sessions at evenings and weekends, with some daytime availability. Contact me via Torus Wellbeing Clinic to find out what we can achieve together.