20 Lonsdale Road
Patricia Boles (MBACP)
Perhaps you are having problems with managing anger or anxiety, having relationship issues or are feeling low and are struggling to find meaning or enjoyment in life. Past experiences could be affecting how you live now, or a recent event has affected you, for example a redundancy or a bereavement. It can be hard to talk to those around you about your troubles, because maybe you feel you’ll burden them or they may judge you. My approach is not to give advice or to judge, but to offer a calm, supportive, confidential space where we can explore your difficulties, alleviate negative thoughts and behaviours, and enable you to achieve a happier, more satisfying life. I am an integrative counsellor and therapist and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Being an integrative counsellor means I can draw on a number of therapeutic approaches and find the best and most appropriate way to work with you.
I offer short-term counselling, (up to twelve weeks) and longer, open-ended work, depending on your needs. You can call me on 07980 599420 or contact me by email shown at the top of this page and arrange to meet. This initial appointment is an opportunity for you to get a sense of whether it would feel useful for us to work together. I offer this at a one-off, reduced fee of £35. If we decide to take the work further, then we will agree on a regular, weekly time for our sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Code of Ethics. I hold a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre and I am currently completing a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy. Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked in advertising and marketing and so have experience and understanding of working in a challenging creative environment with the stress and anxieties that can arise. I facilitate groups, and, as a trainer,educator and mentor, I have continuing experience of motivating and enabling people to make the most of who they are.
I have experience working with a range of presenting issues to include: Abuse, Addictions, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Depression, Family issues, Low Self-Confidence, Low Self-Esteem, Miscarriage, Relationship Issues, Stress, Trauma and Work Related Issues, including Redundancy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual counselling: £60 for a 50 minute session.
Initial consultation: £35
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Degree level competency in French|
Types of client