Eleanor Downton Dip.Couns. S.A.C. Dip.CBT MBACP
Vale Of Glamorgan
07956 766858 / 07956 766858
I offer a combination of counselling and coaching in a confidential setting with parking available.
If you are struggling with an issue it can impact on every area of your life. It could be something that has happened to you - a change of circumstances - or a loss or bereavement. Your 'healthy self' goes into 'surviving self' and this can result in stress, anxiety, depression, panic and lots more.
Having a confidential space to explore what's going on - helps you deal differently. You can learn coping strategies, gain confidence and get your 'healthy self'' back again.
You can't change what life throws at you - but you can change how you deal with it. You will be surprised how easy it can be!
I will never judge you - or advise you. Our sessions are strictly confidential and offer a safe space in which to explore what is going on for you. What options you have available - how they could affect you and those around you. Give you space to think things through. No pressure - just time - for you. To explore - go away and think - and make a decision - in your own time.
In just a few sessions - you will have a better understanding of what's going on - and make changes that can transform your life. Be the person you want to be.
It takes courage to take that first step and make an appointment. But this is the first step to a new you. In our first session I will explain more about how we will work together but you are under no obligation to continue if you feel that counselling is not for you.
If you wish to continue - then we work at your pace - with appointments convenient to you.
An opportunity for change - and life skills to help you - forever!
I am a fully qualified counsellor offering counselling and coaching to adults, couples and students.
Whether you are struggling with an issue at the moment - or you have struggled all your life. It's never too late to seek help.
It may seem trivial to you - or you may be overwhelmed by something you just can't deal with.
Its amazing how different the world can be - once you decide to take control of your life.
Here is a brief overview of some of the issues I deal with - for further information please do not hesitate to contact me or visit my website www.Downton Counselling - Set Yourself Free
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING - £35 PER 1 HOUR SESSION
This can come in many forms - sometimes about an issue - or in some cases General Anxiety with regard to everything. In counselling you can learn the triggers that cause the anxiety and find ways to deal with it.
At the moment Anxiety is controlling you - but you can learn to control the anxiety!
There are times in all our lives when most of us suffer from depression. This can be crippling and leave you feeling isolated. Counselling can help you understand what is going on for you. Help you make small changes that lift the depression. Some people have depression all their lives - but this can be managed. You are not alone - but you may feel you are. Counselling can help you identify negative thoughts and behaviours - and enable you to take control of your life.
These can be terrifying - and prevent you from moving up in your career - or just dealing with life. Using elements of NLP Coaching, (Neuro Linguistic Programming) you can stop the panic attack happening. You will be in control - not the panic attack! You can learn how to boost your confidence and be who you want to be.
- (sexual, mental or physical) can have a devastating effect on someone's life. You learn ways of coping but sometimes these coping mechanisms affect your life in such a way that you can't live it. Counselling can help you deal with all that you are going through. Build your self-esteem and give you your life back.
Loss - (bereavement, job, relationship or other)
Can leave you feeling that life has no purpose anymore. But you can rebuild your life. You just need to learn how.
Low Self Esteem
Sometimes events in the past, a remark someone made, or the situation you are in – can all affect your self-esteem leaving you lacking the confidence to live your life as you would like. A combination of counselling and coaching can not only improve your self-esteem – but give you the tools to deal with such issues in the future.
Self harm - is a coping mechanism. It is nothing to be,ashamed of - it's your way of dealing with something you are struggling with. It can be upsetting and isolating and impact on all areas of you life. Counselling offers a safe, confidential space to get explore what is going on for you. You will not be judged in any way, just helped to move on with your life.
There are times in our lives when we may be confused with our gender. It may be a phase you are going through - or all of your life you have felt 'something's not right'.
Counselling gives you a safe, confidential space to explore all aspects of Gender Issues. Allowing you to explore all the options available to you - and the impact any of these may have on you and others.
We all have the gift of life and deserve to be the person we want to be. You may decide to do nothing - but feel better for just exploring the options available to you - in the strictest confidence.
BULLYING - can be in school, college or in the workplace. It can destroy you - but you can learn to take control of your life.
Don't suffer in silence. Help is there for you - all you have to do is ask for it.
COUPLES COUNSELLING £45 PER 1 HOUR SESSION
When a relationship breaks down for any reason - it is hard to get things back on track. Couples Counselling does not seek to lay blame - but instead looks at what is going on for you both. I provide a confidential setting in which to explore how small changes can make a difference. We all want to be loved and accepted, but sometimes we just get things wrong. In just a few sessions you can both have a better understanding of your relationship. Sessions are arranged to suit your requirements - as and when you need them.
Whatever your issue - big or small - counselling can help you to take control of your life.
Further details regarding the therapies I use can be found on my website. www.downtoncounselling.co.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Diploma in Humanistic Existential Counselling
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Distinction)
- Diploma in Counselling (Inst. N/H) (Distinction)
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained (ASIST)
- Registered Member of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
I have also worked as a sessional counsellor for Cardiff Mind in both a paid and voluntary capacity.
(Dealing with both GP referrals and self referred clients).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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Individual counselling £35 per 1 hour session.
Relationship/Couples Counselling £45 (all sessions)
Students £25 per 1 hour session
I offer a pleasant, counselling room based in Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan with parking available..
Sessions can be arranged to suit - weekly, fortnightly, monthly. Day or evening.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me and I will respond within 24 hours.
You can e-mail me directly, or you can call or text on 07956 766858 – please advise a convenient time to call you back to maintain your confidentiality).
Further details can be found on my website - www.downtoncounselling.co.uk
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I can offer flexible counselling for both daytime and evening appointments where available. Home visits can be arranged subject to initial assessment - at additional charge.
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