Southampton, Hampshire(2 Reviews)
The Relationship people provide a combination of counselling and coaching for individuals, couples and adolescents, as well as complementary services.
You and your situation are unique. Something is causing you and those involved distress or a feeling that something needs to change. You have taken the first step in looking for help, but what sort of help is best for you ? Experience has shown that a combination of counselling and coaching that looks at the bigger picture and provides a tailored response that recognises your uniqueness is most effective. Rather than try to fit you into one category of support, by looking at the bigger picture, we are able to identify which combination of the interventions listed below will be helpful to you.
Relationship / marriage counselling.
Adolescent counselling and coaching
We believe that in order to help, individuals, couples or families effectively, the counsellor/coach needs wide and varied experience and skills. Being able to work with the areas listed above allows us to look at the whole picture and find a way forward for you. Counselling has it's place, but very often people like and respond better to a combination of counselling and coaching, with other complementary input included.
1. In couple counselling, after doing some initial work, which may typically involve improving communication, it may be that underlying factors may also be contributing: such as lack of career fulfillment, difficulty being assertive or lack of confidence. Identifying these and including some life coaching in these areas can be key in improving the relationship, even though these are often not the presenting problem.
2. A step parent may be having difficulty with their partners adolescent child/young person, threatening to cause a break down between parent and partner. We have the experience and flexibility to work effectively with the adolescent as well as with the parent and step parent, which may be essential in finding a way forward. It could be that the adolescent is poorly motivated and not in education or training, causing tension in the home. If so career support and guidance and motivational input would be included.
3. An individual or one of a couple may need to broaden their horizons but be held back by lack of confidence and anxiety. Some mindfulness and assertiveness input may help as part of the overall support.
The input will be tailored to you and those involved but will generally include the following:
> A comprehensive look at all the factors involved.
> Help to identify areas that need to change in order to agree a planned way forward.
> Motivational work, with a positive forward looking approach.
> Cognitive Behavioural Input (CBT) A well proven approach that helps us see our own barriers and deal with relationship challenges and life.
> Work on effective communication, including being assertive (not aggressive or passive)
> Support and guidance on achieving the goals that have been agreed.
We have wide ranging experience having helped many families and adopt a professional but flexible approach. We offer a Free initial phone consultation, you may have some questions to be sure we are the right kind of support. Please phone Nick on 07772296037, or text or e mail email@example.com
Thornhill Park, 20 Woodland Cl, Southampton SO18 5RD, UK
What do you love most about your job?
My current career which started in 1991 has given me the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people and families and help them to thrive. I find this rewarding, often challenging and never boring.
What inspired you to start your own business?
I find I am motivated and work most effectively when I have the flexibility to work in the way I feel is best for my clients. While I very much value the experience and training I had in working for the Local Authority and Child and Adolescent Mental health with the NHS, I felt my combination of skills and experience would be best applied through my own business.
Why should our clients choose you?
>One size doesn't fit all:
In my experience many counsellors, coaches, therapists, often have a narrow field of experience and approach that may not be a good fit for some of the clients/families they work with. I am able to offer a holistic approach that looks at the big picture and I can be creative, drawing on a wide range of skills and experience in how I help.
> Cost effective:
My charges are reasonable and I aim to, identify with you areas we agree to work on and move things on quickly, while being thorough, with a solution focused positive approach.
I come from a background which has brought me into contact with a diverse range of people, I worked in retail prior to re training in my early 30's (1991) making me well grounded, while I have qualifications and undergone extensive training, I am not a text book person, but someone with life experience who has learned a lot a long the way. I have a passionate belief in people's ability to thrive and have found I have natural ability to relate to people and help them do so. When employed in the field I gained experience in working with, children, young people and parents including for the Child and Adolescent mental health service , CAMHS, working with hundreds of families over the years.
A couples counselling/coaching session provides a safe place for negotiations and exploration of where you are now and where you want to be, as individuals and as a couple. If either need some one to one input at the beginning or part way through that is an option. . Help for couples experiencing : conflict, loss of closeness, poor communication. . Other factors. Identifying and dealing with other factors that are contributing is often crucial, such as : other family members, step children and other life pressures. The approach adopted will be unique to you, but will typically include : A combination of counselling and coaching (applying the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT) working on assertive, effective communication and addressing specific issues. We are flexible in our approach and can include other people where appropriate, for example in laws or step children/young people, which can be crucial to successful outcomes.
Individual Counselling/LIfe Coaching
.One to one help with barriers to progressing in life, including relationships, career, loss of of confidence, low self esteem, anxiety, depression. Input will involve getting to know you, helping you identify the issues you would like to work on and collaborating in finding a way forward that works for you. Your past may be explored in as far as it is helpful to understand the present and the way forward, but the main focus is on going forward. Input will be tailored to your needs, but will typically involve a combination of counselling and coaching using the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), confidence building, including work on assertive communication and support in taking new steps going forward.
Adolescence can be a difficult time for young people and parents alike. Perhaps you are a concerned parent or step parent struggling with a teenager, in ares such as withdrawn or aggressive or other worrying behaviour, emotional problems, poor motivation, lack of direction or strained relationships with other family members. This can be extremely stressful for all concerned and have many knock on effects. Nick Lamprey is DBS checked (formerly know as CRB) and has many years experience of working with adolescents and families from a wide variety of backgrounds to bring about positive change. This includes working for Local Authorities and Child and Adolescent mental Health (CAMHS) so you can be sure you and your young person are in safe hands.
Suffering with Stress, fatigue, feeling worn down, feeling there are too many things demanding your attention ? These are common symptoms of a modern life that seems to promise so much but can lead to us feeling out of control. Mindful mediation can help you restore the balance and is increasingly being recognised as an effective approach to achieving emotional health and well being. As experienced practitioners, we can include Mindfulness to complement other counselling or coaching work, or as a specific short course of sessions. Either way our aim is to give you the tools to call on when you need them in day to day life, when life throws up challenges, as well as promoting a general sense of well being and resilience.
Counsellor, Life coach and Family Consultant
The Relationship people
From June 2001 to present.
In addition to my Private work as covered in the profile, I have also carried out work for Local Authorities with parents and step parents to address issues impacting on children and similar work commissioned by family courts.
Parenting worker and co-ordinator
Bournemouth and Poole Youth Offending team
From October 1992 to September 2011.
Working with young people and their parents or other key adults including step parents. The overall focus was to improve relationships between young people and their parents and the effectiveness of parents in helping their children/young people to avoid offending or risky behaviour and engage in constructive activities. This work involved dealing with a diverse range of families and issues, such as : Single parents who lack confidence and assertiveness with their young person, mental and emotional health problems, substance misuse, conflict between parents, step parents and young people and family breakdown. The work also involved preparing Pre Sentence reports, representing the team at the Youth Court and liaising with other agencies such as the Police and Probation.
From May 2000 to July 2004.
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