Charley Venables-Bland, MBACP, BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Lower Bond Street
07813 771179 (inc texts)
Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.
How can I help?
It could be that you are feeling stuck, frustrated, anxious or many other feelings within your world and our aim together is to be able to identify areas or options that may help you to feel better. We can work in a brief and focused way with the aim of bringing about change in a few areas quickly. Or we can work longer term and explore more about what brought you to this point.
I follow a Humanistic and Integrative model, meaning that I follow your lead as a client and join you on your journey as you explore your world with the sessions. I draw on various theoretical models in order to assist you in understanding your thoughts and emotions more. I aim to build trust between us and develop the relationship between us so that you feel safe to explore your world alongside me.
Where it feels appropriate I also use mindfulness and meditation, creative materials and body awareness, if you would like us to work this way.
After our initial contact, you may choose to book an initial session with me where we would meet for an hour. This is a mutual assessment and allows me to determine if I have the right skills and experience to meet your needs and for you to decide if you would like to work with me. At the end of this session we can make a plan for where we would like to go next.
I have experience in working with people who have been sexually abused or raped and younger people, late teens and early 20s. I also have an interest in working with people who from sexual minorities (gay, bisexual, lesbian etc) and people who are having difficulties or confusion around their gender.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training at the well-renowned Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham led me to gain BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy. This training over three years was intensive, rigorous and comprehensive and it went beyond most shorter counselling courses in terms of preparing me to support my clients fully. Having been on my own personal therapeutic journey I understand what it can feel like to seek therapy and to open up to another person.
I have extensive experience working in several charities and organisations across the Leicestershire area working with adults from all walks of life.
In private practice I have experience of working both on a long term, open-ended basis and with short term and focused work.
Continuing professional development is key to ensure that I am personally and professionally developing and some of the topics I have covered since my training are as follows:
- Principles of relationally focused work
- Ethically minded practice
- Disability awareness
- Working with issues surrounding rape and sexual abuse
- Dissociation and the effects of trauma
I also attend regular supervision to ensure that I practising ethically and in the interests of my clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Feelings of sadness
Feelings of worthlessness
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The initial assessment session will be 1 hour and my fee for this session is £45.
If you decide that you would like to work with me in counselling, all subsequent sessions are 50 minutes. The fee for these are £45.
I may be able offer a discount to counselling students - please contact me to discuss this further.
Parking near the Atkins Building is low cost and there is often free on-street parking nearby too.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have daytime and some evening availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|