The Brick Barn
The Phoenix Counselling Practice
12 Childer Road
It is important to recognise that good emotional health is as essential to us as good physical health. Counselling can help to regain, sustain or strengthen our emotional wellbeing.
Described as expert talking therapy, counselling provides a safe and private space to talk about anything preventing us from feeling ok. Some use this space to explore how to respond differently to life events and others use it to become more self-aware; enabling further personal achievement or change. Whatever your need, counselling can provide you with a range of life changing opportunities.
I work face to face or on the telephone with people who are seeking either long term or short term counselling for a wide range of issues. These include: low self-esteem, relationships, difficult life events, anxiety, stress, and depression as well as more specialist areas of abuse, addiction, domestic violence, the effects of traumatic events and bereavement.
I worked as a Registered General Nurse for many years and I draw on my nursing knowledge in my counselling work. This complements my knowledge of human behaviour; using this whole approach I understand the links between our emotional health and physical health and how any imbalance in either can affect our overall wellbeing.
The wide range of issues I work with include: low self-esteem, low confidence, relationships, difficult life events, anxiety, stress, and depression as well as more specialist areas of abuse, addiction, domestic abuse, emotional eating, loss and bereavement and the effects of traumatic events.
My qualifications and experience enable me to access a range of different approaches. I can therefore work with you to find and provide the best approach for you, giving you space to explore your concerns and understand how these may be different in the future.
I will meet you for a first session at which we can discuss your needs and how best to meet these. Following this initial discussion, you choose to continue if you wish to.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in 2013 (BACP accredited course)
- BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling 2014
Integrative counselling is a combined approach that brings together elements of a range of different therapies. My view is that because we are all different there is no single approach that fits anyone of us.
I have also worked as a counsellor in specialist organisations providing counselling for addiction, the effects of addiction and domestic violence.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
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£30 - for a one hour session. I also provide affordable counselling, so please ask and we will agree a cost that is affordable for you.
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Caring for the whole you
At Kersey Mill I work with a range of other therapists and practitioners in a Natural Health Centre where time-tested therapeutics are blended with modern science to care for the whole you. Depending on your needs your counselling can be stand-alone or you may choose to have counselling in combination with other therapies provided by different practitioners. These include: nutritional therapy, food sensitivity testing, osteomyology, hypnotherapy, sports massage, reflexology and many others.
Come and explore mindfulness and become more focused and present in life. I offer several sessions of mindfulness training or, if you prefer, a one off taster session. Mindfulness practice enables us to slow down from our helter-skelter rush through life. Finding a sense of calm can reduce stress or anxiety, and use of mindfulness techniques can help us to prepare for an important one off event.
Walking and talking therapy
Walking gives us a natural rhythm, being outside brings a sense of calm and perspective and nature itself can be healing. Adding expert talking to this can give you a different experience; one that benefits both our emotional and physical health. We agree on the place and you set the pace and distance
Visit my website for more details: www.pamevanscounselling.co.uk
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Day, evening and weekend appointments are available at both Kersey Mill and Stowmarket
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