Abigael Eldred                                                            Tel: 01245 608315
Chartered Counselling Psychologist                                           Email:

Many who attend psychological counselling are well-adjusted
people who are trying to cope with stressful experiences.
However, emotions and reactions to that stress can vary
enormously in type and intensity depending on the person.
The feeling of lack of control over one's life and uncertainty
about the future can be difficulties with which people cope in a
variety of ways, not all of which may be beneficial.

About Cornerstone

Cornerstone consists of a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and
psychology associates, each of whom is registered with and abides
by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Code of Ethics and
Practice and meets the standards of proficiency set by the Health
and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

We are trained and experienced in a range of therapeutic
approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR),
Person-Centred and Solution-Focused approaches and we tailor
our particular approach to the individual needs of the client and the problem.

We have extensive experience of working in a range of NHS settings,
including primary care and community mental health teams, as well
as specialist services such as those for clients experiencing eating
disorders or the effects of trauma.

We work with a range of client difficulties including anxiety,
depression, panic disorder, phobias, eating disorders, childhood
sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress, obsessive compulsive disorder
(OCD), bi-polar disorder and relationship issues.

Supervision, consultancy and training is provided for both
experienced professionals as well as those training to become
professional psychologists.

What is psychological counselling

Psychological counselling is offered by a psychologist who is
specifically trained and has completed a postgraduate course of
study in Counselling Psychology approved by the British
Psychological Society (BPS).

Psychological counselling does not give advice, impose values
nor tell you how to live your life, and neither does it claim to be
the answer to every difficulty. Rather it offers, in a confidential
setting, the opportunity for you to explore your concerns, to help
you make sense of complex issues and to find a way forward.
Cornerstone psychological counsellors are trained in modern
psychological methods to help you to resolve fears, panics and
anxiety and to help you break through depression or other forms
of sadness and/or distress.
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