Meet the Counsellors

I have a great team of counsellors working with me who all have a variety of experience in counselling adults and children, and are fully up to date with safe guarding procedures and work within the BACP ethical framework of which we are all members.

Andrea

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I am a qualified counsellor with a wide range of experience, working in various settings with children, adolescence, adults and couples.

I work to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore and identify your difficulties, at a pace that is comfortable to you. Whatever you are going through we can work together to help you make sense of your experiences.

I use an Integrative approach which means that I have trained in various models of therapy. These include Humanistic, CBT, Psychodynamic and TA. I decided to train in this way as it enables me to offer alternative methods of helping and allows me to adapt my approach to suit your individual needs and circumstances. I believe that therapy is not about telling you what to do, it is about nurturing your personal growth, becoming self-aware and guiding you so you are able to find your own solutions and make positive changes.

I am a relational counsellor and the essence of my approach is empathic understanding and emotional connection with my clients. Some clients have attended their first session expecting it to be quite formal, which they soon realise it isn’t. There are no airs and graces. It is important that we are comfortable with each other, and can build a trusting therapeutic relationship. A lot of us put on masks and put up barriers to the external world, but in the counselling room you are free to be yourself. I will not judge you and I will accept you as you are. Your feelings are real and valid, and will be acknowledged in our counselling space.

I decided to become a counsellor due to the difficulties I have experienced in my personal life. Counselling helped me to understand myself, and I became aware of how my thoughts and feelings impacted my mood and behaviours. 

Therapy can offer you the space to unload the stresses of life in which you can experience being heard. It can help you to heal and provide you with the tools so you are able to help yourself in the future.

I also work with children from the ages of 5-18. I work in primary, secondary schools as well as an agency setting. I currently run a social inclusion project for young people that are in, or are leaving the social care system.  The participants of the group have a range of difficulties and are from diverse backgrounds. I offer support with many social issues: domestic violence, drugs and alcohol, gang involvement to name a few. Within this role I also offer mentoring and coaching as well as emotional support.

Christine

Christine

A BACP qualified counsellor with 14 years experience in delivering counselling to adults, children and young people. I have worked in the public and voluntary sectors.  I have experience of working  with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, bereavement, abuse, anger management, sexuality, confidence building, amongst other sectors, child related issues, cultural issues,   OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues. 

We all go through times when we feel unable to cope and may struggle with our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The counselling service I can offer is professional, confidential and discrete.
I can provide you with a safe, non-judgemental space where we can explore together the issues or difficulties you may be facing. 

Almira

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