Louise Pateman MBACP (reg)
Central England College Holistic Therapies & Training College
240 Alcester Road South
Hello, I'm Louise. I am an experienced counsellor, providing short and long term therapy. I am fully qualified and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I have been working as a counsellor for eight years.
You might be in the midst of a crisis, experiencing confusing feelings or seeking to focus on a specific issue, I am able to provide a safe, calm and confidential setting in which your thoughts and feelings can be discussed free from judgement or prejudice.
I am a genuine, warm, honest and empathic person and I fully acknowledge the courage it takes in seeking someone to be open and talk with. With each client that I meet, my focus is to understand your outer and inner world, what makes you who you are. I work in a relational way, focusing on connecting with you and building our relationship. We can work together to explore your difficulties, with the aim of opening up new choices and options. It is possible you have something specific you would like to address, or you might be confused and just need the space and time to figure things out.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor which means I use different models of counselling, combining them and tailoring them to fit your needs. Integrative therapy covers the Person-Centred approach, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I aim to create the most effective and fulfilling therapy for you.
If you would like to make an appointment to see me please feel free to make contact either by phone or by email. I am happy for you to leave a voicemail if I am unable to answer your call and I will get back to you.
After our initial conversation we can make arrangements to have an initial assessment in which we can meet each other and you can get a feel of whether you would feel comfortable working with me. I will explain how counselling works and what you can expect from me. I will ask you some questions about what you brings you to counselling and what you would like to achieve.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a counsellor I have worked in several different agencies, including an NHS scheme, Welfare to Work and Barnado's. My experience also extends to work as a Counselling Tutor for Birmingham Adult Education Service and Coventry University College. I have found my work as a Counselling Tutor has enhanced my counselling practise by deepening my knowledge of counselling theories and techniques.
Diploma in Counselling
Level 3 in Counselling Skills and Theory
Introduction to Counselling
Member of the BACP
I attend CPD workshops and enhance my counselling knowledge and skills at every opportunity. Some of the CPD courses I have attended:
Working with Trauma, Using Art Therapy in Trauma Work, Focussing Workshop, Relationships - Why Bother?, Mindfulness, Understanding HIV and CPD Discussion Groups.
As a Counselling Tutor I have been teaching Levels 1,2 and 3 in Counselling Skills and Theory since 2012 for the Birmingham Adult Education Service. I also taught at Coventry University College from 2015 to 2016.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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My fees are:
£20.00 for an initial assessment
£35.00 for a 50 minute counselling session
*Concessions are available for student counsellors
The counselling room is on the 1st floor and there is no lift access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have sessions available on Monday evening, Tuesday evening and Thursday daytime