Corinne Pollard MBACP Counsellor & UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Crofton Park Therapy Centre
There is nothing wrong with us, we are perfect as we are yet it is the striving to be something other than who we are that may be at the root of our struggle. To accept ourselves and be accepted by another, just as we are, can mark the beginning of profound journey of transformation. We can always choose to go it alone, but in reaching out to another human being and learning to trust enough to share our unique personal journey and receive support may ease our burden as we pass through the challenging transitions we will undoubtedly face as we progress through our ever changing lives.
As you are searching for a counsellor or psychotherapist it is important that you make the right choice about who you will work with. I hope that the information you find here about me will help you decide whether I might be the right therapist for you.
I am a member of BACP and UKCP registered counsellor and psychotherapist, completing my five years training to diploma level in 2007 and practicing as a therapist since 2004. I am an integrative therapist which means that I have knowledge and experience of a broad range of theoretical perspectives. The overall approach in which I was trained is transpersonal which simply means that all aspects of ourselves are included mind, body, spirit and soul.
By exploring and taking an honest look at ourselves with renewed curiosity and without judgement we can begin to see the bigger picture of our lives unfolding and become more open and responsive to our own inner wisdom. We become more attuned to the impact our current way of living is having on our well-being which in turn can give us choices that perhaps we did not know we could make. This fresh perspective may assist us in moving beyond continuing to repeat old patterns that have kept us stuck and discover new purpose and meaning in our lives.
Adopting this more expansive approach can give us a lot of flexibility in how we work together. We might start by exploring the particular issue that brings us into meeting together and try to make more sense of what might be going on. We might discover links with events and relationships experienced in the past that can help us gain insight and understanding into what is happening currently and this can often be enhanced by opening up to our own inner guidance, intuition and wisdom that we may not have tuned into previously. Working in this way can be profoundly inspiring, exciting and creative and if you are drawn to working with me I look forward to sharing all I know with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Focusing Oriented Therapy - 2015
Diploma in Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy - C.C.P.E. (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education) 2011
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - C.C.P.E. (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education) 2007
Certificate in Fundamentals of Counselling and Psychotherapy - C.C.P.E. 2003
Accredited IDAP Facilitator 2005 - Ministry of Justice
Certificate in Music Workshop Skills - Goldsmiths College 1995
I have been a practicing counsellor and psychotherapist since 2004 and my background includes many years of working in the criminal justice system, adult and community education in both local authority and voluntary sectors and as a performing musician and workshop leader. All of this has provided me with a wealth of experience with a diverse range of clients in a huge variety of settings as varied as junk funk instrument orchestras for children at festivals, music workshops using technology adapted for use by people with profound physical disabilities and anger workshops for men and women.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couple / Relationship issues - how to understand and relate to the other with kindness and compassion and support each other in developing a willingness to work together as a team on the same side
Communication and relationship skills - often how we say things will predict the outcome of either being heard and resolving a problem or escalating our concerns into a huge fight and knowing the difference is an essential skill we can all learn
Emotional management and expression - self regulation, self soothing, taking care of ourselves or looking to another to help us manage our arousal levels - learning how to do all of these better helps everything!
Domestic violence and abuse in intimate relationships for men / women / victims and perpetrators - whether it is shouting, swearing. name calling, criticism, blaming or refusing to take responsibility for your own actions we have probably all done this at times but when any of these behaviours starts to dominate a relationship it can become a slippery slope to an abusive or violent relationship and a sign of acute problems that if not addressed can be very harmful to everyone, especially children if they are present and witnessing or within earshot
£30 for initial session then £45 - £75 for individuals, £55 - £85 for couples for a 50 minute session according to what you can afford to pay
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday daytime and evenings and Friday mornings