You can relax in the knowledge that you are in safe hands with the team at 91C. Phillip Boddey is the motivator behind 91C. He started in his own private counselling practice 25 years ago working with clients across the country.
This practice based in Hitchin opened four years ago and has grown from strength to strength. It now has clients across Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas. 91C is an inclusive counselling practice that offers a wealth of different specialisms and expertise.
It is somewhere that is available to all regardless of class and social status and it is somewhere where clients can feel comfortable and safe to talk openly about any subject.
91C is committed to the wellbeing of each and every unique client regardless of race, class, religion, sexual orientation, social standing, political affiliation, age or gender.
"After counselling it was like a cloud had lifted and I could think clearly again. I can’t recommend talking therapy enough – it is just so good to talk."
"I first met with Philip during a very challenging period in my life. Over time and with Philip’s guidance I was able to reframe past events and come to understand both myself and my life experience in a positive light. Therapy is a voyage of discovery, and I thank Philip for his unwavering support and insight."
Psychotherapy is a talking therapy that allows you to explore your feelings and emotions with a highly trained professional in a safe, confidential environment. This includes talking about confusing, painful or uncomfortable feelings or feelings of a sexual nature.
Your therapist will help you to see things more clearly, from a different point of view, with the aim of helping you to improve things. Therapy will encourage and challenge you to find answers that are right for your life.
Therapy will help you reflect on your experiences looking at past behavioural patterns, looking at relationships that evolved from childhood, and focusing on development in the here-and-now.
Therapy is for people like you and I who have found they are going through difficult times. At certain times in our lives we may find we are unhappy, or things happen that interrupt our normal way of living which causes distress and anxiety.
91C offers assistance to young people, individuals, couples and families to identify the things that are troubling them and to find a way forward. This helps them to understand their feelings and encourage them to find their own solutions so that they can be better equipped to cope with the things life throws at them.
Individual counselling focuses on the issues that are unique to you. Whether you are the Director of an international company or a person coping with an abusive partner, counselling enables you to talk openly through your issues with a caring and supportive, but uninvolved professional. This is particularly helpful to you if other sources of support, such as family or friends, are too close to be neutral or may be a part of the problem.
Focusing on building relationships, improving communication, resolving conflict and repairing intimacy.
Families are a web of different relationships and structures that affects all of the members. We provide a therapeutic forum for families of any size to come and discuss any concerns or problems they are having.
Group sessions are also available.
Children and teenagers face many challenges; worries about family and friendships, loneliness, bullying and bereavement, or doubts about their gender, sexuality or self. This can be extremely difficult when they are still learning to manage their own feelings and emotions.
There are different types of talking therapy, including counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, family therapy, couples therapy and group therapy.
The key areas that can be resolved through talking therapy include:
Philip originally started his career specialising in being a counsellor and psychotherapist for children and teenagers. He has continued to develop and expand his knowledge and skill base and has trained in a wide range of disciplines. Philip offers counselling sessions on a one-to-one basis, or for families, couples, children or teenagers. He can help clients to manage:
As a professional qualified counsellor, Philip works within Continual Professional Development (CPD) working within a number of differing agencies and styles.
Philip is a member of:
Sometimes during our lives we can experience anxiety, stress and depression.
Maybe life has become difficult and we can’t cope, or have lost our direction.
I work with individuals, offer couples counselling, and support people experiencing anxiety, depression and stress. In addition I also offer Anger Management and Transgender support.
My aim is always to provide a clear, open, supportive and ethical service to enable people to explore, understand, and manage their lives within an ever changing and difficult world. I have over 17 years of clinical experience
I work within the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy - BACP Ethical Framework. www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
Further Information is available on my web site www.transitionscounselling.co.uk/
Lorraine holds diplomas in hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and counselling with advanced accreditations and is a registered member of the National Counselling Society.
Naturally, everything discussed is in absolute confidence and treated with the utmost respect, in a safe and supportive space. Naturally, Lorraine does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, sexual orientation or background.
Lorraine's special interests are adult survivors or victims of toxic/narcissistic relationships who have experienced the exploitations of others, be it their family, friends, co-workers or love relationships.
She has a holistic approach to the many attending negative side effects of abusive relationships such as
Mindfulness is the cultivation of awareness of the present moment. It helps us to step out of autopilot and really reconnect with our lives as they unfold moment by moment. It can be used to help manage anxiety, low mood, procrastination, stress and anger. It can also help us deal with illness, pain management, and just getting older. Through mindfulness we may also develop greater self acceptance and compassion and understanding of others, improving all our relationships.
I offer a range of techniques learned and developed during many years of practice, including formal meditation and informal mindfulness practices, that can be adapted to your needs and lifestyle so that you can become more mindful in your daily life and experience the benefits of greater happiness and serenity.
If you are considering counselling for yourself or someone you care about, or if you are a referral agency and would like further information about 91c Counselling, please contact us in the following ways:
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