Hayley Rivers Integrative counsellor,MBACP, registered Member
1 Fairlawn Rd
3 Grove Road
Sometimes our lives can become overwhelming with little space to allow for 'outside the box' thinking. My aim is to provide a safe and confidential space, without judgment for us to explore whatever you are facing in life. Whether it is a particular event that has caused you distress or something which is perhaps unknown to you, I aim to help you begin the life you want to be living.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor working in a Person-centred framework, this means I have experience of using a variety of Counselling approaches which are firmly rooted in creating the right kind of relationship with you to allow for change to take place naturally. This approach allows me to create a therapy plan to match your specific needs, which can be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure you are getting the most from our sessions.
If you are a new parent struggling with the changes parenthood has brought to your life, whatever they may be, or if you have suffered a traumatic birth, or even a birth that was not what you expected, I understand just how distressing this can be and know how important it is to have your feelings, no matter what they are, really heard.
I have worked in the area of addiction for many years using a non-12 step approach as an alternative to the traditional 'Steps' method, exploring drinking patterns and triggers whilst experiencing a non-judgmental relationship can be especially helpful for anyone who is struggling.
I am am currently undertaking an Advanced Diploma in Relational Supervision with Severn Talking Therapy, and would welcome any enquiry from therapists looking for low-cost supervision whilst I train.
Training, qualifications & experience
Some of the issues I have supported people with include:
- Loss and Grief
- Gender re-assignment
- Self esteem
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Life Transitions
I also have experience of using the Emotional Freedom Technique which is a series of tapping techniques that can help us experience a past upsetting event in a new and less distressing way.
I am currently studying for my Advanced Diploma in Relational Supervision at Severn Talking Therapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- 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
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
All sessions are 50 minutes long.
I offer the first initial consultation for £35 to discuss your needs.
For ongoing sessions I operate a sliding scale for people on low incomes (negotiated) usually from £35 a session.
For 1:1 client work my standard fee is £45
I have a limited number of lower cost places for people with low incomes and therapists in training.
I am offering supervision at£30 hour whilst I am completing my course.
Please note: non-attendance of a booked appointment is charged at the sessional rate.
please give me a call or drop me an email where I will be happy to talk to you about your needs and arrange an assessment
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