Online Counselling for Brecon

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Heather Murray - Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Have things come to a point in your life where it just feels really difficult to carry on? Do you find that you are anxious, worrying over the future, and fretting about decisions that need to be made? Do your thoughts drift repeatedly into the past, perhaps returning you to trauma or disappointment? Would you really like to be listened to with care and attention? Perhaps it is not advise that you need, just the opportunity to share what you’re going through, and find ways to feel better, more resilient and more able to cope. Perhaps you just want to feel more contented and at peace.
Have things come to a point in your life where it just feels really difficult to carry on? Do you find that you are anxious, worrying over the future, and fretting about decisions that need to be made? Do your thoughts drift repeatedly into the past, perhaps returning you to trauma or disappointment? Would you really like to be listened to with care and attention? Perhaps it is not advise that you need, just the opportunity to share what you’re going through, and find ways to feel better, more resilient and more able to cope. Perhaps you just want to feel more contented and at peace.
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Dr Philip Murphy
Clinical Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Dr Philip Murphy (B.Sc., Ph.D., Dip.Clin.Psy., C.Psychol., A.F.B.Ps.S) - Consultant Clinical Psychologist. During my 34 year career I have developed experience in many therapeutic approaches. Using this experience, we can work together to help you understand and overcome the social and emotional difficulties in your life. Embarking on personal therapy can sometimes seem daunting, But generally my clients settle comfortably into our pleasant relaxed setting, and usually find it surprisingly easy to share their thoughts.
Dr Philip Murphy (B.Sc., Ph.D., Dip.Clin.Psy., C.Psychol., A.F.B.Ps.S) - Consultant Clinical Psychologist. During my 34 year career I have developed experience in many therapeutic approaches. Using this experience, we can work together to help you understand and overcome the social and emotional difficulties in your life. Embarking on personal therapy can sometimes seem daunting, But generally my clients settle comfortably into our pleasant relaxed setting, and usually find it surprisingly easy to share their thoughts.
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Photo of Lynne Parsons, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Lynne Parsons
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to bring transformation and restore your sense of well-being. I'll help you understand what’s hindering you and how to create the life you want to live. This can include reducing anxiety, moving on from past trauma, over-coming depression and moving through grief.
My goal is to bring transformation and restore your sense of well-being. I'll help you understand what’s hindering you and how to create the life you want to live. This can include reducing anxiety, moving on from past trauma, over-coming depression and moving through grief.
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Lucy Sheehan
Psychotherapist, PhD, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Through our bodies, we have a unique capacity to heal psychological wounds and break free of limitations. Psychotherapy offers space to be met exactly as we are, so we can begin to see ourselves as whole and access our inner guidance and resources. I believe in the wisdom of the body in how it responds to and heals from trauma, and I have experience of working with people somatically to find greater ease in their bodies and lives.
Through our bodies, we have a unique capacity to heal psychological wounds and break free of limitations. Psychotherapy offers space to be met exactly as we are, so we can begin to see ourselves as whole and access our inner guidance and resources. I believe in the wisdom of the body in how it responds to and heals from trauma, and I have experience of working with people somatically to find greater ease in their bodies and lives.
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Photo of Bernadette Bustin, CPsychol, Psychologist
Bernadette Bustin
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Are you fed up or despairing to find yourself in the same old cycle of addictive or compulsive behaviour yet again? I help people who are stuck in these patterns to feel hopeful, optimistic and confident about regaining control of their lives. Addictions and compulsive behaviours can begin as our way of coping. Whether that is alcohol, drugs and gambling or shopping, over-eating and pornography ........or any other repetitive behaviour - they seem to ‘steal our lives’ and still leave us with our original problem. Perhaps we don't even know why our compulsive behaviour started - we only know that we need to make a change.
Are you fed up or despairing to find yourself in the same old cycle of addictive or compulsive behaviour yet again? I help people who are stuck in these patterns to feel hopeful, optimistic and confident about regaining control of their lives. Addictions and compulsive behaviours can begin as our way of coping. Whether that is alcohol, drugs and gambling or shopping, over-eating and pornography ........or any other repetitive behaviour - they seem to ‘steal our lives’ and still leave us with our original problem. Perhaps we don't even know why our compulsive behaviour started - we only know that we need to make a change.
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Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.