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.
I do not give advice, diagnose or attempt to solve your issues but support you to find your own solutions. 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. This approach is based on identifying your values and supporting you to committed action in living these values.
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.
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 a number of 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. I have worked as a student counselor at the University of East Anglia.
I have been a volunteer 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 abide by the BACP Code of Ethics.
My clinical training includes a PG Certificate in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, University of East Anglia; PG Diploma in Counselling, (UEA), Mindfulness Stress Reduction, MA in Social Work, University of Sussex, BA (Hons) in Social & Political Studies.
I also offer Sand Tray Therapy. This is not Play Therapy. It can be helpful for adults to connect with creative aspects of their selves and lives where words are insufficient.
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
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Initial exploratory meeting of 50 minutes is £20.00.
Subsequent 50 minute therapy sessions are £40.00
Concessions may be available according to circumstances.
Fees are payable in cash please following the session. A receipt will be provided.
Cancellations must be made with at least 48 hours notice please, otherwise the full fee will be charged as I will be charged for the hire of the room, regardless of your attendance.
To contact me please ring on 07561 428442 or send a contact enquiry via my website at www.norwich-counselling.com. 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Current availability is Friday and Saturday daytime.
Types of client