Patricia Judge Ad Dip CP MNCS (Acc)
My door is open, to help you explore, where ever you are at, on your life journey. I offer you a warm, non-judgemental and empathic approach in a confidential setting. My practice room has a calm and relaxing ambiance.
We all have our ups and downs in life, and often being given the space, to have someone listen to you, can make all the difference. You will have the space to think and come to your own conclusions. I work in an integrative way, working at your pace. We will work together to find the best options to support you.
I specialize in Domestic Abuse, having a wealth of experience in this arena. The impact of DA is overwhelming and has a vast impact on a person's life, including children's. Sometimes ones identity is wiped out and you do not know who you are anymore. May be you witnessed Domestic Abuse as a child or you are a victim/survivor of Domestic Abuse yourself.
I have a great deal of experience in running programmed workshops around the dynamics of Domestic Abuse, as well as giving face to face support to my clients.
A goal for the future, is to offer, craft/art therapy workshops.
Also offering counselling in:
- Stress and Anxiety
- Grief and Loss
- Low self-esteem
- Low confidence
- Relationship Issues
- Family Issues
- Domestic Abuse
- Stress and Anxiety
I draw from my training and my experience, to help you along the road. I offer a free first consultation, to see if you are happy for us to work together and I feel I can offer you a counselling service. We can have a chat on the phone before hand too, if that suites you. There will be no obligation.
Current DRB certificate.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified “Safelives” IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)
6 months experience as a Women's Refuge Coordinator.
6.5 years experience as a Specialist Women's Safety Officer, supporting victims of Domestic Abuse, working in partnership with staff, facilitating a male, Domestic Violence Perpetrator Program (DVPP). Keeping women and children safe, while their partner/ex attends group. Exploring the dynamics of domestic abuse and its impact on women and children.
Experience as a Lead facilitator, for different women’s groups, including program on the Impact of DV on children and including twelve week workshops, for victims/survivors of Domestic Abuse. Also support women through delivering craft sessions, relaxation and visualization.
Experience in face to face support, working with young people who have witnessed Domestic Abuse.
Action on Addiction February – April 2014 Module on addiction and its impact on the family
Seachange 2011 – 2014 Domestic Violence - "How the Perpetrator operates"
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ad,Dip. CP (Acc) November 2012
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Dip.CP December 2011.
Lackham College: July 2008 – June 2010 (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Introduction to counselling
Victim Support - March 2009 - October 2011 - Serious Crime training in Core crimes, Domestic Abuse, Sexual Abuse and Rape
Recent training - CPD
- Barclay Trust – Group and workshop facilitation training February 2016.
- Child Sexual Exploitation, Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable adults August 2015.
- McKenzie Friend training October 2015.
- Difference and Diversity workshop in November 2015.
- Completed CBT and NLP training 2012.
- Member of the Bath Analytical Network
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£30 per 60 minute session - concessions available.
Special rates for victims/survivors of Domestic Abuse who are suffering financial hardship.
Day and evening appointments available.
If you are are disabled, please let me know, so that I can accommodate you. We can have a conversation, about what will help you in the best way.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week days 09:00 - 17:00 hours Evenings 18:30 - 20:30 Hours
Types of client