June Webb, MA, PG Diploma, Reg.MBACP.
Charing Cross Centre
17-19 St. John Maddermarket
The Complementary Health Care Clinic
34 Exchange Street
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.
How counselling can help.
My therapeutic approach is Person Centered. This means that I offer a safe, respectful space where I accompany you as we explore troubling concerns. I have no agenda other than to listen mindfully to your needs. I will actively and mindfully listen to enable you to explore your options in the here and now, and if relevant to you, explore areas of the past which still impact on your current well-being.
I offer a space for you to “be”, which is non-judgmental and unconditional. I work in a Focusing-Oriented way, integrating mind and body, holistically enabling the acknowledgement of all aspects of your being, encouraging the healing of physical and emotional wounds or hurts. These may manifest themselves in chronic headaches, back ache and other physical pain which is real and debilitating. This is not to state that pain is necessarily due to emotional trauma but is simply to acknowledge and explore what is present for you, whilst working with you in partnership with your existing health support needs.
It may be that you are aware of “something” which is troubling but is difficult to name or easily identify. This “something”, which may be on the very edge of awareness, can also be worked with in therapy to help bring it into focus. There may also be a critical "part" of you which is impeding your well-being, where you feel like running away or numbing the pain. Work can be done through our therapeutic relationship to enable your relationship with yourself to unfold gently but powerfully to help you find a way of being with whatever exists. Our relationship is an integral part of the healing process; you are a unique person and my approach is always to reflect that.
The therapeutic relationship is different from usual human relationships. It provides a space for intimacy in that clients are offered the safety to say what might otherwise remain unsaid but it also provides boundaries for the client and therapist to remain safe in holding these difficult feelings and emotions.
I do not give advice, diagnose or attempt to solve your issues. 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 bring in elements of Coaching within our relationship if this seems appropriate from your viewpoint. Some clients welcome being respectfully challenged at times and 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.
Please contact the reception staff at the clinic to make an initial appointment and let them know if you require wheelchair access or a downstairs room and they will look into this for you.
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:-
"I have not felt this way about counselling before and I feel I am really making some progress. Thankyou for helping me to clarify what is beneath my anger."
"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) and the Health & Care Professions Council, (HCPC).
Prior to training in counselling and psychotherapy, I have 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 Centre 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 currently volunteer at two charitable counselling agencies, Sue Lambert Trust (providing specialist support for survivors of sexual, physical, emotional abuse and trauma) and another agency providing general counselling support, Off The Record.
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
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Initial exploratory meeting of 50 minutes is £20.00.
Subsequent 50 minute therapy sessions are £40.00
Concessions are available for student counsellors at £20.00 a session.
For those on low incomes, or those who are currently unwaged, there is the offer of a low-cost option - here the first six 50-minute sessions cost just £15 a session, and the fees for any subsequent sessions are negotiated.
Fees are payable in cash please following the session. A receipt will be provided.
Cancellations must be made with at least 24 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.
The premises have wheelchair access and a room on the ground floor. Please let me know if you need a ground floor room or if stairs are difficult for you and we will provide a ground floor room.
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
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Daytime and early evening appointments available. Saturdays 9am until 3pm.
Types of client