Louise Barrow MBACP DipTC
So here you are.....in life we have many struggles and problems, we find a solution, talk to our friends and family dust ourselves off and carry on. Sometimes though the problems and feelings that we experience can feel like they're too much to handle, the strategies that we use stop working and we can find ourselves feeling that we need something else.
What is counselling?
Counselling is all about you - for you to talk to me about your life, about the things that are troubling you. Together we can work it out by talking, using art materials, clay, any way for you to express how you're feeling. I don't have a 'one size fits all' approach; you are unique and individual. I completely respect that and will work in a way that is most helpful to you.
People sometimes come to counselling to cope with a specific challenge, perhaps family or relationship issues or anxiety; low confidence; being a parent; bereavement; problems at work; or perhaps feelings arising from childhood events or trauma …many different reasons. Very often people I work with just don’t know where to start, or can't explain or understand why they feel as they do.
The most important thing is to see if I am the right person for you. We will arrange an initial assessment where we can meet and discuss what is troubling you, from there we can arrange a time that suits both of us.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with East Kent Rape line supporting survivors of rape and sexual abuse KCA where I supported service users. Along with this experience I also have extensive training in areas of mental illness, Rape, sexual abuse, these can be available on request.
I work for a counselling service where I see adults and children, presenting with complex problems. I also see private clients
I work for a private fostering agency where I counsel children in residential and foster care, this is extremely rewarding.
Having achieved my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am working towards my accreditation with BACP. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP] having achieved their Certificate of Proficiency, and I work to their ethical framework.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
In the first instance we will arrange an assessment, this will be for 40 minutes and will cost £20. This is so we can discuss what it is that you want from counselling.
I will talk to you about how I work and if this is a way that will suit you.
Counselling will be at the same time and day each week; we will arrange a time that suits us both in our first meeting.
I offer short and long time counselling
My fee's are £35 an hour for face to face counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
morning, afternoon and evening appointments available
Types of client