Aaron Beeken (Ad Dip Psy C. Dip CST. Cert Hyp CS. BA (Hons). PGCE. MNCS. Accred.)
Counsellor & Psychotherapist
64 Fane Road, Walton, Peterborough, PE4 6ES
Email: [email protected]
Everyone needs help at some point in their lives.
My aim is simply to provide the people that come to see me a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate listening environment where they have the space to talk, to feel listened to and to gradually feel better.
I know through experience that mental health issues can be successfully disentangled and transformed through psychotherapy and counselling.
I hold true that it is important to get the right diagnosis. I also believe that diagnosis - and labels in general - do not existentially define our identity, our potential and whom we really are as holistic human beings.
I also know that people do not have a mental health issue or mental health illness to benefit greatly from counselling and psychotherapy.
I work from my family home-based practice in Walton, in a separate area of the house to the rest of my family. I offer daytime and evening sessions to people visiting from Peterborough and surrounding areas.
I am an accredited registrant member of The National Counselling Society (MNCS) and a registrant member of The National Hypnotherapy Society. I am insured, have regular clinical supervision, keep up to date with Continual Professional Development (CPD) and work to the Code of Ethics of my registering bodies.
Modalities I Apply In Practice
Here are some of the modalities that shape how I work as a counsellor and psychotherapist.
As a humanistic modality Person Centered Therapy makes use of - alongside much more - the 'essential core-conditions' being: 'empathy, respect and congruence'. Person centered therapy assists people in overcoming complex and deep rooted issues creating opportunity and space for exploration of self, understanding, personal growth, integration, developing resiliency, self-acceptance and encouraging us as people to become a human being that is more in alignment with our real and unique authentic self.
Existentialism humanistically places focus upon a person's own interpretations, understandings, feelings and helps us to consider our own meanings towards existence and the world as how we individually experience it. We also work on an equal 'human-to-human' level. Existential therapy has strong roots in philosophy including phenomenology. Existential therapy assists people with a wide range of issues including achieving real long-lasting growth, maturity and emotional development in their experience of life as a human being.
As another part of the humanistic branch of psychotherapy I also integrate Gestalt Therapy into my way of working. Gestalt places great important in increasing our knowledge and awareness of the 'present moment'. The past and future are also worked with - from the perspective of how past and future are being experienced in the 'here and now' and 'present moment'. In Gestalt therapy we consider that the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts.
The psychodynamic model explores at a person's own pace how patterns from our past are affecting their present. By working through thoughts, feelings and emotions that are a result from our past experiences - of which are normally stored subconsciously - we have the opportunity to gain greater understanding of our selves and our present behaviours, thoughts and emotions. Through integration of parts of our unconscious - repressed emotions for example - we often experience a shift in some part of us which leads to a transformation in how we feel in ourselves, interact with others and the world we live in within our present day-to-day lives.
I also make use of Jungian psychotherapy. Jungian therapy is also known as analytical and depth psychotherapy. Jungian psychotherapy works extensively with deeper depths of our psyche - exploring and integrating the Self, the personal and collective parts of the unconscious. Jungian therapy is usually a long term therapeutic approach whereby a great deal of inner and outer transformation occurs in relation to 'how' we are within the world and within ourselves.