Lue Glover Wilson Reg.MNCS (Senior Accredited). Dip.Couns & Psych.
01884 250292 / 07754 450591
As we enter more challenging times I wonder how many people will find themselves trying to escape their fears by engaging in damaging patterns of behaviour. Whilst not an expert in addictive behaviours as such, I use my life experience to help people who have problems with over spending, debt, and relationships with food. I am also an experienced bereavement counsellor, able to help with complicated grief following bereavement which includes bereavement through suicide, perinatal and postnatal death and miscarriage. Anxiety, anger, stress and depression are often present after a loss, and some difficult family relationships emerge, so this can be a very difficult time in anyone's life. Through further training and continuing professional development I have developed an understanding of many other issues and I have often seen that there are no clear boundaries between challenging situations, or you may be feeling a general loss of self esteem or confidence in yourself without recognising a cause. No issue is too small and all are important to your wellbeing and worth talking through.
In some situations, and with some clients, a few coaching techniques can help in working towards a focus for a brighter future, and I have acquired some techniques and therapeutic interventions which mean that, amongst other Humanistic models of counselling which I am trained to use, I can also integrate these Coaching skills. A series of sessions becomes an exploration of the past, bringing it in out of the shadows and into view, a recognition of what present life looks and feels like, and then into the future with a new and more positive focus.
I am commited to the evidence that the relationship between the client and the therapist influences the progress of therapy, and my aim is to provide a place of safety and trust in which you can feel free to explore and express your thoughts and feelings. We will have a confidentiality agreement from the outset. The aim of counselling is to enable you to find and use your own resources to bring about the changes needed to allow you a more fulfilling life, and this can take a relatively few sessions or be over a fairly long period. I offer a timescale which suits your own pace, and the progress is reviewed regularly.
My formal training and my own experience of personal therapy has enabled me to explore my own challenges and to evaluate my intuitive approach to life, which is what I now offer my clients in their search for change. I work to the benefit of my clients through the ethical framework of the National Counselling Society, with whom I am a registered and accredited member. You can check my registered status on the NCS website (www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org).
Sometimes people may have already experienced some counselling, or other therapy, and found that it has been wanting in some way - maybe not the right therapist, not the right therapy or not the right time. There need be no shame in starting again, or even in stopping again. Counselling is not right for everybody, and our first session together will be to assess as far as possible about how we can work together effectively. It will be slightly shorter than a full session of 60 minutes, and will cost half the price, but is aimed at both of us being as informed as we can be before we enter into an agreement to work together. The use of the word 'together' illustrates how collaborative the process aims to be. Work with couples is set at 90 minute sessions.
Counselling is not the giving of advice, and it avoids being judgemental, but it can be challenging - and to first seek out help can take a lot of courage, which is why, initially, work is set at a period of just 6 weekly sessions. After this time, progress is reviewed regularly, and can be assessed at any time.
Coaching is more about discovering what changes and solutions feel right for the individual, and using appropriate interventions to seek out and to focus on enabling these.
My practice venue is very quiet, private, and is within walking distance of Tiverton town centre.
(To learn more about the different approaches and theories of counselling, click on the 'Therapies' section on the main site or contact me if there are any questions about how I work more specifically.)
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited Diploma in Counselling course in 2006 and have a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 4). I have completed the Transactional Analysis 101 course and I also hold an Advanced Certificate in Counselling. I have worked for the national bereavement charity, Cruse Bereavement Care, for over 4 years in both East Kent and in North Devon, as a volunteer working with bereaved clients, as branch co-trainer, and as a Supervisor. I have worked with carers in East Sussex, offering counselling as emotional support, and have experience of Hospice work where my clients were bereaved family members.
I have recently completed a Professional Qualification in the Therapeutic use of Mindfulness, and can incorporate the principles and some Mindfulness interventions into my practice. I can also use Solution Focused Therapy, which is short term work but which can be integrated into longer term therapy and which incorporates some Coaching skills.
I have recently completed the ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills) training workshop.
I have attained Senior Accredited member status with the National Counselling Society.
I am on a voluntary register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavement through perinatal and postnatal death.
Bereavement through suicide.
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At my practice in Tiverton, I charge between £25 and £45 for an individual session which lasts one hour, with the initial session being half price and lasting between 45 mins to an hour. This session will enable me to make an assessment about what you are looking for and for both of us to decide whether we can work together to achieve the outcome which the client is looking for. Fees can be negotiated for those on benefits or very low wages and my aim is to always keep costs to a minimum so that therapy remains affordable. Couples sessions are 90 minutes and the cost is between £40 and £70 per session.
I do not take credit or debit cards and can only accept cheques as payment from the second session onwards.
I OFFER REDUCED FEES FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED TO HAVE PERSONAL THERAPY WHILST IN COUNSELLING TRAINING.
I ask for at least 24 hour notice of cancellation, and will endeavour to give this myself. If less than this notice is given I regret that a charge will apply, except in unavoidable circumstances.
I am personally committed to each client, subject to the creation of a contract between us which will contain boundaries as to how we work and the use of our relationship.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I practice in mid Devon and normally work between 9am and 5pm but other times may be negotiable. Messages and emails can be left at any time and I will make contact within 24 hours.
Types of client
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