June Webb, MA, PG Diploma, Reg.MBACP. Focusing Practitioner.
Are you feeling stressed and anxious? Do you want help to manage difficult feelings and get your life back on track. Have you tried several things already but still feel stuck? I work with people with feelings just like you, providing support to clarify your values and to find a meaningful way forward.
Making contact with a therapist is in itself anxiety provoking. You have probably thought about doing this for some time and then wonder how you can make the 'right' choice for your needs from the many options on offer. This is normal and it might be helpful for you to explore the Counselling Directory website to check out the different approaches being offered before you first make contact. My main approach to working with clients is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which integrates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness skills building.
How counselling can help.
The therapeutic relationship is different from usual human relationships. It provides a space for intimacy in that you are offered the safety to say what might otherwise remain unsaid but it also provides boundaries for both of us to remain safe in holding these difficult feelings and emotions.
My approach is an interactive coaching style, which is active not passive. Integral to this support is helping you to define problems (if unclear), explore possible solutions and to support you to develop an action plan. This can then be evaluated and modified as needed. I do not give advice, diagnose or attempt to solve your issues, but support you to find your own solutions. I will provide information if this might be useful and appropriate but only as an offer you are free to act upon or otherwise. You are the expert in your life and I respect this unconditionally.
This approach is based on identifying your values and supporting you to committed action in living these values. Important in this work is your engagement in the process between sessions. Research has highlighted that clients who actively engage in the process of moving towards their goals between therapy sessions get more out of the experience. This makes sense, for instance if you are learning to play a musical instrument or learning a martial art you would practice in the time between seeing your coach if you wanted to improve your skills.
Sessions may be short or longer term, depending upon your needs. Often much can be achieved in up to 6 sessions. I also incorporate elements of Coaching within our relationship if this seems appropriate from your viewpoint. Some clients find that this helps them to gain psychological flexibility and 'shifts' which move them forward in life.
What to expect on your first session.
We will meet for a first exploratory meeting to find out more about each other, about why you might find counselling helpful, the issues that you want to explore and what you want to achieve. It is an opportunity for us to ask questions and to establish if we feel we are able to work together. I appreciate it is difficult to meet with someone and talk about personal issues. I will do my best to help you feel at ease.
The first session will be half the cost of the full sessions. All our meetings are confidential and I abide by the BACP Code of Guidance in regard to their Ethical Framework. If you would like to view this it is available on their website.
Areas of Counselling.
I have specified these areas but I am not of the view that "you" are the issue or problem you may be seeking support with. I do not work with "bereavement" as something abstract for instance but with the unique person you are who is experiencing all the emotions and issues around the loss of a significant someone. The same approach applies to the other categories listed.
Some feedback from clients I have worked with includes:-
"Practicing these skills have helped me with my anxiety, I notice I don’t have the panic attacks as frequently as before and I am managing to start to do the things that really matter now to me."
"My family, friends and work colleagues are noticing differences in me since I have been working with you. I feel I can let go of the past hurts and worries and make a new life for myself. I don't worry now about the things which would stay with me for days on end."
"Focusing has been really helpful in gaining insights and clarity into my situation in life. Thank you so much for accompanying me on this present journey."
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Prior to training in counselling and psychotherapy, I worked in the caring professions for over 25 years in differing and varied roles, involving advocacy and casework with clients in relation to housing, health and social care, domestic abuse and violence. Work settings included a major homelessness charity, the Citizens Advice Bureau, Youth Justice, Carer's Center and Hospital and Community based Social Work settings with adults and young people with mental and physical health difficulties. I have worked as a student counselor at the University of East Anglia.
I have volunteered at two charitable counselling agencies, Sue Lambert Trust (providing specialist support for survivors of sexual, physical, emotional abuse and trauma) and another agency, Off The Record, providing a wide range of therapy.
I currently work part-time for a local charity, facilitating and supporting clients with mental health difficulties to access practical and emotional support to aid recovery.
Clinical Training & Education
MA Counselling, University of East Anglia
PG Certificate in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, University of East Anglia
PG Diploma in Counselling, University of East Anglia
MA in Social Work, University of Sussex
BA (Hons) in Social & Political Studies, University of Sheffield
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Training
ACT for Depression and Anxiety Disorders (Advanced Level)
ACT & Mindfulness for Trauma (Advanced Level)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Initial exploratory meeting of 50 minutes is £20.00 face to face or online.
Subsequent 50 minute therapy sessions are £40.00 face to face
Online evening sessions available using Facetime or Google Hangout, £20.00 for a 50 minute session.
Concessions may be available according to circumstances.
Fees are payable in cash please following the session. A receipt will be provided.
Regrettably, cancellations of face to face sessions will still be charged for as regardless of your attendance I will be charged for the hire of the room.
To contact me please ring on 07561 428442 or send a contact enquiry via my website at www.Innerwholeness.org.uk. I will then ring you back or e-mail, whichever you prefer.
St Andrew's Car Park is close by on Duke Street.
I am a qualified Focusing Trainer and am registered with The International Focusing Institute, New York and also a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Current availability is Friday and Saturday daytime. Some evening availability online.
Types of client