My name is Tony Boorman and I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor, providing short or longer-term counselling to clients. I have a wide range of experience in helping people to learn, grow emotionally and work through challenging situations. For some people as few as 6-12 counselling sessions will be sufficient whereas, for others, longer open-ended work is more appropriate. Open and approachable, I can provide you with a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to openly and freely talk through and explore your thoughts and feelings. I will help you reflect on what it is you want to change in your life and support you in moving your life forward. I believe that lasting change is achieved through a supportive, open and trusting therapeutic relationship between practitioner and client. I have worked with people from many different backgrounds and circumstances with a wide range of difficulties and issues. As an integrative practitioner, my therapeutic approach draws on a variety of psychological approaches (including CBT, Humanistic and Transpersonal) to explore behaviours and beliefs which might be preventing you from leading a more fulfilling life - one that is more authentic and in service to you.
The areas of work I specialise in include:
- Low self-esteem, stress and anxiety
- Depression, loneliness and isolation
- Feeling stuck in life
- Relationship problems.
- Personal challenges and development - mid-life crisis
- Work-related problems - unemployment, bullying, retirement
- Troublesome thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are causing distress
I also work specialise in working with students (over 17 years) in managing their educational issues including:
- Academic-related anxiety and stress
- Overcoming procrastination
- Exam stress and anxiety
- Time management
- Pastoral support
I hold a Doctorate in Education, am a qualified Learning Coach, and am really passionate about supporting students in their educational journeys. Having worked in an education and training environment for many years, I have a great deal of experience in both the Further and Higher Education sectors, providing academic/pastoral support to students and practitioners.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.