Psychodynamic counsellor MBACP
Psychodynamic; Individual and Couples
About Abigail Baker
Abigail works psychodynamically, which means when you work together you look at what’s going on for you at the moment and what’s gone on in your past. You look at your relationships with others and your relationship with yourself, and by doing this you can gain insight and understanding to the reasons for current problems and work towards increasing your capacity to cope with difficulties; current and future. Working this way can help to unravel some of the more deep-rooted feelings that aren’t always in our conscious awareness, and in turn, help to resolve them.
Abigail trained to work with individual adults and couples in open-ended psychodynamic counselling, and is experienced in working with people who have a wide range of problems including relationship issues, anxiety/panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, depression, and mental, physical and sexual abuse in childhood as well as bereavement and loss.
She has worked with people who have a diagnosed mental illnesses such as generalised anxiety disorder and bipolar and also has experience of providing time-limited counselling
Professional & academic qualifications
- BACP/BPC -Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- BACP – Accredited WPF Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Theory and Skills
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
- BACP registered
Abigail regularly undertakes Continuous Professional Development in order to keep her skills and knowledge up-to-date; e.g.
- Working with people who have suffered developmental and early trauma. Graham Music
- The Psychophysiology of PTSD and Trauma. Babette Rothschild
- DID, BPD and/or C-PTSD; Diagnostic Assessment and Therapeutic Implications. Dr. Suzette Boon
- The Secure Base in the Room; Attachment theory. Gwen Adshead
- The Enacted Unconscious: A Neuropsychological Model of Unconscious Processes. Dr Efrat Ginot
- The Neuroscience of Early Relational Trauma.