Jael Ribeiro Reg MBACP
WELCOME TO MY PROFILE !
Taking the first step to seek help can be a difficult decision. You may be new to counselling or may have
reservations and questions about it. I hope that the following information can put you more at ease.
My background was in Healthcare and I have an interest in how mental wellbeing affects physical health and vice-versa. I decided to become a Counsellor as a result of experiencing for myself how supportive and empowering counselling can be. Since my training I have witnessed the complexity and beauty of peoples inner life and felt a great sense of respect for how much each one strives to grow and reach their potential despite adverse circumstances.
HOW I WORK
I work in a Person Centred way which means that therapy is very much about you. As a therapist I am interested in you as a whole, your uniqueness and individuality as well as your experiences. They are relevant to the therapeutic work and I hear them with great interest. You are in charge of your therapeutic journey and choose what to share and when to share. The therapy happens at your own pace. I believe the most important thing in counselling is the therapeutic relationship. My role is to create a trusting relationship that provides you with a safe space where I hope you feel accepted and understood. A space where you can be in touch with your feelings and talk without fear about anything that is concerning you.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A FIRST SESSION
The first session is an opportunity for you to tell me about the issues that brought you to counselling and for me to have more information about your history. It is a chance for both of us to decide if we will continue to work together. It involves filling in some paperwork in the first 5 minutes. The session lasts 50 minutes and I see clients weekly or fortnightly. I usually advise 6 sessions to start with but if you feel that you need less or more we can discuss what best suits you.
I hope this was useful but if you would still like further information please get in touch.
Look forward to hear from you.
* If there is no immediate answer when you call it is possible I am in a session. Please leave me a message asking me to contact you and i will return your call as soon as possible. If you prefer you can also email or text for further details or to arrange a call back time.
* I hold a DBS certificate.
*Counselling is not a crisis service. If you need immediate support please call Samaritans on 116123 or Childline on 08001111. Alternatively you may also contact your GP.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
- Person Centred Approach with aspects of Transactional Analysis and CBT
Attachment Workshop with Sir Richard Bowlby
Attachment Theory and Self-awareness in the Counsellor
The Freedom to Heal – working with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Working with Diversity and Difference
Helping Children Tell Their Stories
Working with Metaphor
Children’s Emotional Wellbeing
BACP OCTIA Conference 2014- Working Therapeutically and Safely Online
Death, Dying, Grief and Loss Seminar
UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders
Advanced Certificate in CBT Skills
GP surgery counselling
High school counselling
Private practice counselling
Face to face counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cross Cultural Issues
Inner child work
Health Related Issues
Coping with a mental health condition
£35 per session daytime
£40 per session evening time
*concessions available for student counsellors and those on a low income.
I offer evening and daytime appointments and am based in the Wrexham area. There is good access on the A483 bypass to my counselling venue from Oswestry and Chester. Also free parking is available. I see clients from around the country via Skype. I work in both english and portuguese language. It is my belief that everyone is unique and so I taylor therapy according to the individual's needs.
I look forward to hear from you.
Why not allow yourself to LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE...
* For further information visit my website at www.art-of-listening.co.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week days and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|