Dorothy McCorkindale Meek MBACP
The idea of going to counselling may seem a bit daunting but I hope that you will decide to take the first step towards the benefits that confidential counselling can offer.
The relief of being able to share, at your own pace, with someone who will not judge you can be a transforming experience.
I am an experienced counsellor who was first trained in person-centred counselling and art therapy. I continued my training in integration of several models of counselling which has enabled me to offer a way of working which meets the needs and preferences of individual clients.
I have worked with men, women and young people who have experienced a variety of issues including living with loss or bereavement, depression, anxiety, abuse, feelings of shame or low self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness, isolation, issues of sexuality, anger management and relationship difficulties.
My workroom is a private and comfortable space. It is not obvious to anyone passing that a person is coming to counselling as I work from a discreet counselling room in my home.
I am committed to offer you acceptance, empathy, genuineness and confidentiality.
Individual sessions are normally 50 minutes long . Couples or paired sessions are 70 minutes in length. Sessions usually take place weekly although they can be arranged more often at especially stressful times or less often as the client requires.
I also offer art therapy and relaxation techniques to assist in relieving blocked feelings, tension or anxiety if this is something you would like to try
For my charges see session fees below.
You can get in touch by text or phone call to 07787506640
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Art Therapy and Counselling, Hertfordshire College of Art
Years 1-3 MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute, Ealing Broadway
Teaching Qualification in Further Education.
COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate
Self esteem enhancement mentor
Member BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
I have been a counsellor for over 26 years working in private practice and within organisations including mental health settings, hospice, prison and college environments.
I have worked with both men and women from teenagers to older adults.
The cornerstone of my work is person-centred and I am also able to offer aspects of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural work to suit each individual client.
I was a lecturer in Counselling Skills and Psychology in Further and Higher Education for approximately 10 years.
I work by COSCA and BACP Codes of Practice which ensure confidentiality for the client. I attend regular professional supervision and am fully insured to practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
A deep and gentle means to express feelings which are difficult to verbalise. Useful in working with nightmares or flash backs or intrusive thoughts or numbness.
2.Guided visualisation and relaxation
These techniques are available to release tension,promote relaxation and assist in allowing feelings to be expressed
3.Improving our relationship
An opportunity for couples or family members to listen to one another and explore their feelings together in a safe environment with the aim of
-feeling able to express to the other person
-beginning to forgive
-letting go of resentment
- getting in touch with one another
Also available onsite - Remedial and Sports Massage -
Remedial massage help alleviate body pain cause by muscular tension and stress
The cost of the session is £27 for an individual
This session gives us a chance to meet so you can decide if I am someone you could talk to and so that I can and learn a little more about the issues that concern you and what you hope to gain from counselling.
We will then consider some of the ways we might work together .
If you prefer you can arrange to have the consultation session by telephone.
Weekly sessions for an individual client are usually £37 per session. Other rates are available if you are a student, on a low income or unemployed at this time. Please ask about this by email or at your consultation.
The cost of a block of 6 sessions is provided for the cost of 5 if paid in advance.
Monthly sessions £40
Please note -Cancellation fees
More than 24hrs -no fee is due
Less than 24hrs -£27
Tuesday to Thursday 9.30 -7.30 pm
Friday 9.30am to 12 noon .
Saturday or Sunday day-time appointments may be available on request.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments can be made by email or text. Sessions are available 9.30am -7.30pm Tuesday to Thursday 9.30am -12 noon on Friday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am qualified in Counselling Supervision through COSCA.View supervision profile