Louise Noakes Counselling MBACP Registered Counsellor and Supervisor
At times in life it can become hard to cope with different challenges, whether you are alone or have others around you. It is at this time that it can be helpful to see a counsellor, knowing that you will not be judged and anything you wish to talk about is confidential. It is important that you feel safe and that you can trust your counsellor, therefore I always encourage my clients to consider how they feel when they first come to see me and this is when we can explore your needs and your expectations of counselling.
I offer the first counselling session at a reduced rate of £25 per hour with further sessions at the usual rate of £35 per hour (fee negotiable depending upon your circumstances). The first session gives you, the client, the opportunity to get a sense of who I am and decide whether you feel we can work together to explore what is troubling you.
I am based in St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex which is within easy travelling distance from the surrounding St. Leonards and Hastings area.
I am an experienced, insured and professionally qualified integrative counsellor offering both short and long term counselling. I am also a registered member of the BACP and an accredited member of the NCS. As an integrative counsellor, I am trained in Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Behavioural approaches and I use these to suit my client's needs.
I have experience of supervising counsellors both 1-1 and in a group, particularly in the bereavement field but often work with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and other issues, therefore I can offer supervision to individuals on request.
I can offer concessions to counselling students.
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Training, qualifications & experience
Higher Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy with Distinction
Awareness in Bereavement Care - Foundation Course (Cruse Bereavement Care)
Award in Cruse Bereavement Care Supervision - Level 3
Samaritans volunteer (2007 - 2011)
My counselling career began in 2007, shortly after which I trained as a Samaritan handling confidential calls for people experiencing emotional and suicidal distress. My work with Samaritans was challenging yet rewarding and valuable in gaining an understanding of the distress that an individual can experience in many different traumatic situations.
I have extensive experience in the field of bereavement, having worked as a counsellor with Cruse Bereavement Care since 2008 and St. Michael's Hospice since 2009. During this time, I have worked with many clients who have experienced different bereavements and have needed the support of a counsellor at such a difficult time in their life. I also work as a supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care with bereavement volunteers supporting them with their client caseloads.
I work alongside several Employment Assistance Programme organisations counselling clients with a range of issues, particularly work-related stress using different approaches to suit their needs.
Alongside my work with the above organisations, I have my private practice, where I see clients who come with a range of different issues for support and the opportunity to explore what is troubling them. Some of the issues I have worked with are anxiety, depression, bereavement, work-related stress, relationship problems, other types of loss, low self-esteem, alcohol dependency and many other issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas I work with are death anxiety, grief and panic attacks; pet bereavement
My fee is £35 per hour session (1st session £25) and sessions are available daytime and evenings. Payment can be made either by cash or cheque.
Concessions are available for counselling students and people on low incomes.
I can see disabled people in their own homes if required.
I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Free parking outside my practice is available.
There is a bus route within 10 minutes walking distance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible appointments are available during the daytime, evening and weekend (Saturday)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|