Ursula Walker (MBACP Accred)
St. John's Square
I have a great passion for counselling because it worked for me when my husband died and I needed help. I always work from a person centred aproach. This means that I will work with whatever you bring to the sessions. I will offer you a safe and non-judgemental space where you can talk about what is bothering you.
I will bring in other ways of working if I think it is appropriate e.g. I may do some CBT, Relaxation, explain a theory to help you understand why you may feel the way you do. I have a great passion for working with anger, stress and anxiety (General Anxiety Disorder) problems.
I also offer relationship counselling where a couple or parent/child can bring their issues and have a space to talk through what is happening in that relationship.
I am happy to work in your own home if you feel this would benefit you.
As well as counselling I teach Anger Management; Stress Management and Relaxation; Anxiety Management.
I have been counselling since 2005 and became Accredited in 2010. I have since worked for a number of Employee Assisted Programmes (EAP) e.g. the School Advisory Service, ATOS and Health Assured. I have also worked with local organisations (Blackpool Transport, MIND) and shops Next and B&M Bargains.
I am Chair of a local counselling service and where I work voluntarily.
To find out more about me why not visit my web site or "Follow me" on Facebook.
Training, qualifications & experience
These are my formal qualifications but I do a lot of reading to keep myself up to date and I attend local training days on various topics. Most recently
Mental Health Awareness - Level 2 (August 2017)
Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling (July 2017)
Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults (Level 1) - March 2017
Stress Management (Level 3)
Cancer Awareness Day - May 2016
BACP Practitioners Conference - March 2014
Applied Suicide Inerventions Skills Training (ASSIST) - Feb 2014
Solution Focused Brief Therapy - Feb 2014
Anorexia Nervosa - Nov 2013
Understanding Self Harm - April 2013
A Person Centred/Experiental View on Working with Mental Health Issues - March 2013
Working with Christian Beliefs in Counselling - Jan 2013
Undserstanding and Supporting People with an Autism Spectrum Disorder - Jan 2012 (Jdaola)
Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder - December 2011 (Jadola)
Relaxation and Stress Mangement - July 2011
Life after Trauma - June 2011
Anger Mangement - April 2011
Attachment and Neurology - Oct 2009
Cruse Bereavement Training - 2008
Advanced Diploma in Counselling (Level 4) 2005
Childhood Loss and Bereavement 2004
Loss and Bereavement (Level 1) 2003
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a Christian and this affects my outlook on life and the way I live and work. I am happy to work with Christians who are struggling with their faith or who want a Christian perspective on the counselling.
I do not specifically bring Christianity into any counselling session unless you aks me to.
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One to one sessions are £40 for a one hour session for people who are working and can afford it.
Couple counselling sessions are £45.
I am happy to offer concessions/negotiate fees because I know not everyone can afford this and I would not want someone not to get the help they needed because of financial constraints.
I work in the centre of Blackpool where there is car parking and it is easily accessible by bus and tram. I am based at St. Johns Church Business and Community Centre which is the large Church opposite the Winter Gardens/Opera House. The church is split into different rooms for various activites and there is a counselling room. The counselling has nothing to do with the Church, I am just renting the room from them. I use this building entirely for the counselling rooms which includes disable access and toilet.
I also do home visits for the elderly or people with mobility problems.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Early morning sessions (8.30pm) throughout the day and evening. Not available Monday evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|