Brigid Wells - Thrive
I offer a range of recommended ways to support you - including talking, compassionate and mindful attention, image making, creative arts, movement and metaphor. Engaging with creative, developmental therapy can support your self understanding, the processing of difficult events, reduction of stress, transitions, and help to build / re-build your self-trust and internal resources - so that the bumps on life's journey can be better managed; you feel more ready to embrace challenges and opportunities with more confidence and exuberance!
The early sessions will focus on feeling comfortable, compassionate and creatively identifying the areas with which you want support. I will share some educational information with you, to help you understand the process of change and how you can get the most from therapy. My practice is not 'goal oriented', and I believe that the themes and areas that are limiting your vitality and keeping you from being 'present' in your life, will be revealed as we work together. We would usually meet once a week and continue to consider what is causing you difficulty / distressing you / what is important to you, at each session.
We will keep mindful of the themes you initially identified, and we can decide if fewer sessions / less regular meetings will be supportive of your needing the therapy space less, until you are ready to end therapy - with the option of 'drop in' future sessions if and when needed.
I offer an Online Service too, if accessing therapy venue / time is difficult.
Training, qualifications & experience
Creative Arts Therapy - Dramatherapy MA (2006) - working with adults, young people, families, foster and adoption families; using a Developmental model
NARM - Neuro-Affective Relational Model - Heller & LaPierre (2014-2016)
In addition to the MA, I have continued to specialize in Trauma and attachment / Developmental Trauma.
I provide Clinical Supervision; and trained (2012-2013)
Creative Expressive Therapies BA Hons; Anger Management Counsellor; Trainer and Facilitator (2001)
Online Service offered too - if accessing therapy time / venue is problematic
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Foster and Adoption
Relationship building using play and video play back to aid self-awareness and change
£50 Group sessions - 2 hours
£50 Clinical Supervision
£45 Online Coaching / Counseling
£25 for Initial conversation / face to face assessment for us to consider if what I can offer is suitable for you / your family
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Face to face sessions within school hours Online sessions at variable times, using creative, metaphoric landscape software: ProReal (www.proreal.co.uk)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Creative Clinical Supervision 2012-2013; I offer Supervision to individual practitioners and run group supervision sessions. I use creative methods to enable greater connection with your clients, their resources and how to enhance these, within the healing relationship.View supervision profile