Eileen Foster -Counsellor- Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (Msc).
Centre Of Excellence
07934 421 451
Welcome to my site:
My name is Eileen Foster. I hold a Masters of Science degree in health and a Masters of Arts qualification in psychotherapy .I provide a highly relational but professional, and confidential counselling-psychotherapy service at my practice in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire,(Disability access available) for individuals or couples. I also work from Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire one day a week.
Currently my Edwinsowe practise has availability on a Wednesday or Saturday and my Farnsfield practice on a Monday(Near White Post farm) .
If you cannot always get into my practice I can provide Skype or face time online therapy.
I am also a UKCP quailfied supervisor offering supervision to qualified or trainee counsellor/ therapists
My client base is mainly local, Mansfield, Newark, Ollerton, Warsop,Retford, Southwell, Ravenshead, Nottingham . However I also see clients from as far away as manchester, Cambridge, London.
I appreciate that approaching therapy or counselling for the first time can feel like a daunting and confusing prospect. But I want to reassure you that people from all walks of life come to see me for many different reasons; it is a positive decision to make as even the most capable amongst us can at times face challenges that weigh heavy. We often avoid difficult aspects of life because they are to painful or frightening, however I believe by facing them in a supportive environment we can achieve symptom relief, and develop a clearer understanding of ourselves.
In a comfortable, respectful and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalised approach, tailored to each of my clients individual needs in order to support them in attaining the personal growth and well being they want. In the therapy room we work together in a mindful, sensitive and focused way to face painful and uncomfortable feelings, to gain symptom relief and support growth full change where possible.
I work with individuals or couples who present with a wide range of emotional and behavioural issues:
Some of the areas of difficulties I work with include:- depression, loss, trauma, abuse , anxiety, grief, anger, addiction, gender and health or work related issues. Also the paralysing impact of relationship problems, or self defeating patterns of relating, mind/body problems, learning or attention difficulties, all the above frequently motivate people to enter therapy in order to support their continued ability to function in the outside world
At one time or another every couple has difficulties with their relationship. Couples therapy can give you the opportunity to resolve problems and conflicts that you have not been able to handle effectively on your own. The aim of couples work is for you to gain a better understanding of yourself and your partner, decide if you need and want to make changes and if so, how you might put these into action. Fee is £65 per hour.
Individuals can also have difficulties with their relationships as well as other areas of their personal and professional lives. Therapy can provide the opportunity to resolve problems and conflicts, helping the individual gain a better understanding of self, and the changes they may wish to make. Fee £40 per hour
when counselling starts we arrange to meet for a first session to talk about your areas of concern and give you an opportunity to consider your options and decide whether I am a suitable therapist for you. This meeting lasts for 60 minutes and gives you a chance to ask me any questions you may have about my background and the process of therapy.
Our on-going clinical contract will be specific to our individual work, but I will provide information on my service for during and outside of the sessions.
During our work we will regularly and jointly review progress, ensuring that your ongoing needs are being met.
Each subsequent therapy sessions usually last for 60 minutes and usually take place weekly (negotiable). Once we have an established relationship I can also offer Phone or Skype session if you travel or cannot make a session.
Fees:- individuals £40 and Couples £65.
I do offer a quota on sliding scales for some client groups (full for 2016/7).
There is a 48h cancellation fee (cost of the session)
I usually work till 7pm on a Monday
MORE-INFORMATION ON ME.
I have a variety of professional experience as a counsellor/psychotherapist in the Public, Private and Voluntary Sector, having completed my first counselling qualification in 1992.
I also have thirty years professional experience working as a health care professional within the National Health Service (NHS) working alongside medical colleagues, latterly supporting people with psychological, health and relationships issues that impact their functioning in the workplace.
I work relationally and with the full breadth of human experience, aiming to respond to needs according to what is most difficult at this moment in time. Hence I do not prescribe the areas in which I work. However to give you further Information issues that clients may see me for include,
Depression/gender & sexuality/abuse of all types/jealously/abandonment/sexual and/or relational/marriage problems/eating disorders/feeling lost/frustrated or angry/anxiety/stress/work related issues/life changes/trauma/identity/loss, sadness bereavement/loss of libido/menopause/children leaving home.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a MA (Master of Art) Humanistic Person Centred Psychotherapy, Sherwood Institute/Birmingham University and I am an accredited psychotherapist, registered with the United Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) therefore I work to a strict code of professional practice and ethics. I also hold a post graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling, completed with Professor Richard Erskine.
I am a qualified UKCP Supervision providing supervisory and academic support, across a wide range of modalities, happy to work with individual therapists as well as groups.
I began my training in 1982 and went onto complete my first qualification in counselling at Dartington Arts College in 1992 and since then aspects of my work has always involved counselling. I have specialised in working with people with work related issues and for many years I worked with people with sexually transmitted conditions (GU clinic) such as HIV & Hepatitis B/C.
I also have a Master of Science in Health Care Management, which focused on work related illness, clinical risk, governance and patient safety.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked with both Individuals and couples, - age range 18 to 80. I have supported clients who have had HIV/aids and many other health related issues, e.g cancer which has affected their emotional well being.
I specialised in working with people with work related emotional/psychological problems, having managed Occupational Health Services for more than ten years
I am currently undertaking CPD training run by Professor Richard Erskine-intergrative psychotherapy.
Taking the first step to contact a therapist can be the most difficult thing to do.
The first session is an opportunity to see what it feels like to work together. I offer an initial session with no obligation for you to continue, and after that you will be able to decide whether you want to go further.
Yes, you can certainly finish therapy anytime you want. However, I advise clients that before they finish therapy, they return for a final session so that the therapy can be closed in a safe and appropriate way.
I operate a 48h cancellation policy, otherwise a full charge will have to be made as I will be unable to fill the slot.
Provisional appointments given will be held for 48h after that I may reissue so please confirm.
A limited number of consessions are available (my quota for 206/17 has been filled(.
I work with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds and faiths who are coping with a variety of emotional issues. I therefore provide individuals and/or couples with the opportunity to reflect upon, and talk about their difficulties in a safe, none-judgmental and confidential environment.
My counselling service draws upon appropriate models of counselling and psychotherapy suitable to the individual client or couples. The main model I work with is the Person-Centred approach,which is a supportive type of therapy where the individual is given the space and safety to share concerns that are deeply affecting them. I also work intergratively fusing different schools of psychotherapy together.
Edwinstowe House where my practice emanates from, provides a professional approach, confidentiality is discussed with reception staff, lift and disabled access is available as well a drinks. Ample free car parking is available and it is a short walk to the shops in Edwinstowe, and a short drive to Rufford Park and other areas that support a nature and nurture environment.
The UKCP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy states that all counsellors are required to have regular and on-going formal supervision for their practice. I am currently in the final stages of completing a Post Grad Diploma in Counselling Supervision and provide in my private practice 1:1 and group supervision to qualified counsellors and counsellors in training. Supervision sessions can be arranged weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. I offer supervision to counsellors who work within a person-centred, humanistic or pluralistic framework. My way of working as a supervisor is predominantly supervisee-centred, however I also integrate other supervisory models into my practice, depending on the needs of each supervisee. If you are looking for a counselling supervisor, why not come and see me for a introductory session, so we can see if we would feel comfortable working together.I also run group supervision for organisations, on a freelance basis, so if you are an organisation with a room in which group supervision can be held, I can come to you.
My fees for Supervision are £40 per hour for qualified counsellors and £35 per hour for trainees. Please contact me discuss group supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Sunday
Supervision & training
I am a qualified Suoervisor having completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision with The Sherwood Institute, Nottingham.View supervision profile