How Can I help?
Talking to a counsellor (me!) can be a good way of offloading or releasing long-held emotions. It can also be helpful in weighing up options and choices. You may have nobody to talk with, or maybe your usual way of dealing with issues is to ignore them and to try to get on with life. Sometimes though, maybe due to a gradual build-up or a sudden life event, it can be a struggle to keep control of emotions, or to understand them. Talking about them in counselling can be a good way of coming to terms with them.
Counselling is not about offering advice or finding a solution for you. It is a team effort where we work together to increase awareness of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and then you are able to consider if these would benefit from change.
What is Person-Centred Counselling?
I am trained in Person-Centred counselling. Person-Centred counselling is a Humanistic therapy developed by Carl Rogers. He believed that given the right environment people will always have the capacity to change in a positive way and move towards being a more complete person who will fulfill more of their potential. The counsellor’s role is to create the right conditions for growth. This is achieved by careful listening, understanding, a capacity for genuine contact and a non-judgemental environment. This working relationship underpins the therapy.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy considers the interaction between our thoughts, behaviours and feelings. This type of counselling can seem more ‘practical’ than Person-Centred Counselling in that the client is asked to engage in record keeping and monitor progress outside of the sessions.
What Can Counselling Achieve?
Counselling can be beneficial for a wide range of psychological issues and it is increasingly used as a way of enhancing personal development, where a person is not in crisis, but may be aware that they are experiencing difficulties with certain areas of their life.
Sessions are normally weekly but can be as often as you are able to commit to. You do not need a Doctor’s referral – just get in contact directly to make an initial appointment.
I own and work for Shropshire Counselling & Coaching which is in Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, close to the town centre. There is a dedicated, private counselling room to ensure your privacy and confidentiality is respected.
Brief Summary:
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor who has training in CBT and Coaching.
MA in Clinical Counselling (highest practitioner qualification)
NLP Practitioner
Level 3 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Certificate in Coaching
Experience of working in GP surgeries, Age Uk, Mind
Private counselling room close to Shrewsbury town centre (near bus routes/parking)
£35 Counselling (individuals)
£50 Personal Coaching
£60 Couples Counselling
Accreditied and Regisitered Member of BACP
National Autistic Society Registered for counselling people with Asperger’s
Contact me by phone 07434 934502 and please leave a message if I am not available and I will return your call as soon as I can.