Natalie Thomas Dip. Integrative Counselling Registered MBACP
Rye Creative Centre
Ore Community Centre
455 Old London Road
Everyone experiences life differently, we all have different reactions, thoughts and feelings. My aim is to provide you with a safe, confidential environment to talk about your reactions and feelings so you feel listened to and understood.
I will follow your lead in our sessions and you will choose what you wish to think, feel or talk about. I do not wish to tell you what to do, but I do want to help and support you through your problem.
I offer Integrative and Humanistic counselling.
Everyone is an individual and has different needs,and this is why I tailor make my sessions to help my clients to relax, feel supported, accepted and most importantly listened to.
What to expect
Counselling is a chance for an individual to have the space and time for themselves to explore and experience their thoughts and feelings in a confidential and safe place. With me you can be assured I will listen and support you in a way that is without judgement.
In this time a person can gain self confidence and make better choices for themselves and be able to move forward in their lives.
I see clients on a weekly basis, and sessions last 50 minutes. I have a quiet, discrete room on the first floor of a community centre. There is free parking available, there is also a cafe and toilets on site.
I offer the first initial session for free so we can discuss how I may help you.
After this I charge just £35 a session.
How counselling works
It is a process, that you are in control of, and it's your time you give to yourself to help get through or accept your own issues. The process takes as long as you need and will take you as far as you wish to go.
I will come along on your journey and facilitate in a non-judgemental, genuine and trusting way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
My integrated course consisted of three theories of therapy: the first being Person Centred Counselling - being the bedrock of my practice; the second and third being Gestalt and Transactional Analysis - both I believe equally essential in helping to understand another person's world.
I have worked with an alcohol addiction agency for over 2 years where I have gained a fuller understanding of addiction, along with counselling others in connection with addiction - i.e. family and friends. I have also worked creatively with people struggling with alcohol using floristry as a therapeutic medium.
I continue to develop my experience as a counsellor through private practice and voluntary services.
I am a member of the BACP and follow their code of ethics. I am also fully Insured to practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Please call for a first meeting which is free.
Each counselling session after will last 50mins at a fee of £35.
I offer consessions at £20.
How do you know if counselling is right for you?
There are many reasons why someone may turn to counselling: feelings of unhappiness, anger, sadness, feeling scared. Counselling can help you understand and explore why you are having these feelings.
There may also be an issue that you are finding hard to understand or accept, for example: ill health, divorce or job loss. Counselling can help you think about, and come to terms with your situation.
You may simply need a person to confide in and hear you, this can be a very freeing experience.
Looking for counselling for a friend or family member
It's always important that the client is in full agreement to have counselling support. If you are trying to find counselling support on behalf of someone else I would suggest a brief informal meeting between us to introduce myself and to talk about what your expectations and assumptions about counselling maybe.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am very flexible and will be able to offer you an appointment time and day that best suits you.
Can offer home visits where there is a mobility issue for you.
Types of client