Kidderminster, Worcestershire(5 Reviews)
"Patients are being asked to wait several years for some specialist mental health treatment, figures obtained by BBC have shown.
While many patients with acute and chronic problems get treatment within weeks, some areas (psychological support) have current waiting times of up to 50 months.
The British Medical Association in UK called the delays "unacceptable" .......................................
...........Don't be left to wait, when i can see you within a short period of time, and offer a reliable and non time limited support, that is suited to you, for you.
Life can sometimes be so complex and difficult that we do not always feel able to sort it out and get back to feeling "normal again".
The complexity of life and the hardships that some people have to endure has always fascinated me, and having experienced many personal losses and life changing events myself, my passion has grown, and I would like the opportunity to "make a difference" and support those when it is most needed.
Working in my current work environments I understand how the demands of daily life and major life events such as a Bereavement, Domestic Violence, Physical/Sexual abuse,or divorce can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused or even just sad.
I also have experience of supporting Family affected by MND, and emotional support around the journey they will be going through.
My role as your Counsellor is to help you to explore the feelings and emotions that are often related to your current/past life experiences. I offer you the opportunity to reflect on what is happening in your world and for me to support you therapeutically to explore alternative ways of copings and dealing with emotive issues, that impact negatively on your life and to family and friends that are dear to you..
I appreciate how difficult it can be to discuss personal problems or even where or how to begin, but I offer a safe place to express your feelings and concerns, listen to you without judgement, and give you the time and safety to explore your emotional concerns, and support you through your decision making process.
I work with a person-centred approach to Counselling which means I believe you are the expert on your life. You can talk over any issue(s) openly and honestly, so you feel heard and understood and most importantly you will learn to articulate what you are feeling in a way that gives you the clarity needed to resolve any issue(s) and the strength to move forward with your life.
I have counselled clients from a wide range of ages, ethnicity and cultures. In particular I have experience of counselling clients through issues such as: depression, anxiety and panic (disorder), self-esteem, stress, bereavement, eating disorders, negative thoughts, childhood trauma, anger management, domestic abuse, abuse, self-harm, relationship issues, phobias, loss and change, PTSD/trauma, sexual orientation, suicidal thoughts and health issues.
Wolverley, Kidderminster DY11 5TH, UK
What do you love most about your job?
I am aware that choosing a therapist that is right for you is an important process. I aim to work collaboratively so that you feel understood and supported.
What inspired you to start your own business?
Having experienced life challenges of my own with little or no support, i realised i am not the only one that at times faces life challenges feeling isolated and vulnerable.
Why should our clients choose you?
My professional development and training is ongoing; relevant qualifications include:
Diploma in Counselling 2007
NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care.
BACP-Certificate of Proficiency 2014.
SAIF Bereavement Care Associate Counsellor
Extensive training and work in : Schools-Children (and with Special Education needs) families with children Diagnosed with ADHD or Autism.
Pre/Post-Bereavement.(Including support of Children 8 years and above)
Families affected by the Condition MND -(Patients and Family members)
Relationship / Family Support Issues
Child Protection Issues
Cancer Related Illnesses-(Patient and Family Members).
Emotional Support for Carers-(past or current) the support for Carers is limited or non existent and i offer 1-1 support for anyone that is struggling to cope. If you are still caring then i can arrange home visits within the Halesowen or Wyre Forest Area.
June 2015-Working in Partnership with Kidderminster Youth Centre offering Counselling and Emotional Support to Children and Young Adults in the Kidderminster Area.
April 2015-Working in association with Gordon Moody offering therapeutic support for individuals affected by gambling issues and other allied addictions.
April 2015 offering SKYPE Support for clients that have career commitments/disabilities making it difficult attending regular sessions on site.
I regularly look to expand and develop my skills and knowledge, I have also obtained many other qualifications and certificates as part of my continuing professional development, including:
Psychological First Aid
scientific and Applied perspective on Bereavement: Ways to bridge the gap.
Complex Issues: Delivering Best Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care.
An Integrative look at Trauma
Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Multi-Agency Child Protection
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
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