Flora Myer, Dip Coun, BA Hons Coun, MBACP Acc, EMDR
When you are in the middle of a difficult patch, or perhaps struggling with a lifelong problem like anxiety or depression, it can feel overwhelming. You may feel distressed or stuck and simply not know how to make things better. As a mature counsellor with over 20 years of clinical experience, I am here to help. Talking confidentially, we can discuss what is troubling you and - drawing on a range of professional skills - I will do my best to help you find your way forward.
As a mum, step mum and granny I have a special interest in family relationships. I also work with people experiencing marital problems, stress, loss and bereavement, post natal depression, anxiety and depression, and trauma. Other areas of particular interest include the crossover of emotional and physical health, anger, the menopause, ageing, and the emotional fallout from childhood abuse and boarding school.
I work with individuals, couples and groups across a wide spectrum in terms of age, life problems, and cultural and sexual diversity.
Other clinical experience has included working in GP surgeries, at a university counselling service, and providing EAP counselling for companies.
Wearing a different hat I am a doula for the dying, offering end-of-life support and bereavement care to individuals and their loved ones.
This gives a brief idea of who I am, and below is information on training and qualifications. But if you'd like to discuss this more, do please call or email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a past chair of the Dorset Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and am an accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and a designated member of the Counsellors' Collective South West LLP, a resource for healthcare providers and the public.
My training has included: Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body, 1996); BA Honours Degree in Counselling (Southampton University, 2003); and groupwork facilitation (Gestalt Centre, London (2009).
More recently I have completed the Doula for the Dying advanced course in the principles and practice of end-of-life support (Living Well Dying Well, 2011 and 2012), and a four-part course in the theory and practice of EMDR (EMDR Works, 2011-2013).
I have been a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) since 1996 and accredited since 2003.
I hold professional liability insurance and enhanced CRB clearance, and am Data Protection registered.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As a doula for the dying I offer end-of-life support, both to the person who is ill and their loved ones. This also is a confidential service. There is no charge, but if possible I would appreciate a contribution towards travel expenses.
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My charge per 50-minute session is £45 for an individual and £50 for a couple. In certain circumstances the fee is negotiable. There is no charge for the first meet & greet session and no obligation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work Monday to Friday and can offer some early evening appointments.