June Webb, MA, PG Diploma,Reg.MBACP. Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist.
The Complementary Health Care Clinic
34 Exchange Street
Do you want to get to the crux of what is affecting you? Do you want to deal with acute and chronic issues in your life? Focusing is paying attention to a natural process you already possess, helping your mind listen to your body to reach the heart of the matter and then exploring your options to deal with it or be with it differently.
How counselling can help.
My therapeutic approach is Person Centered. This means in practical terms 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”, where my professional experience may be offered non-judgementally and unconditionally. I work in a Focusing-Oriented way, integrating mind and body, holistically enabling the acknowledgement of all aspects of your being to encourage 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.
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.
Therapy 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.
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 worked in a number of roles involving advocacy and casework with clients in relation to housing, health and social care and domestic abuse and violence. Work settings included a major homelessness charity, the Citizens Advice Bureau, Youth Justice, Carers Centre and Hospital and Community based social work settings with adults. I have worked as a student counsellor 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.
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)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular interest in Pain Management and Pastoral Counselling.
I have significant experience in supporting those who care for others and have personal experience of being a Carer.
Initial exploratory meeting of 50 minutes is £20.00
Subsequent 50 minute therapy sessions are £40.00
Concessions available to student counsellors at £20.00 a session. Concessions available for those on low incomes and the unwaged.
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.
To book an appointment, please contact the clinic either on (01603) 665173 or e-mail email@example.com
The clinic has wheelchair access and a room on the ground floor. Please let the reception staff know if you need a ground floor room or if stairs are difficult for you and they will endeavour to help with ground floor access.
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.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if requiring further information on Focusing Workshops as an individual or member of a community, church or charitable organisation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and early evening appointments available. Saturdays 9am until 3pm.
Types of client