Ray Brown MNCS Accred

Ray Brown MNCS Accred

Stowmarket
IP14

Woolpit
Suffolk
IP30

07769 877117

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Stowmarket
IP14

Woolpit
Suffolk
IP30

07769 877117

About me

Life can be difficult at times for all of us and we can struggle to understand and get to grips with what we are thinking and feeling. As a qualified and experienced counsellor, I offer you a safe and accepting place in which to explore your world.

I am trained in Buddhist psychology which helps us understand why we struggle (seeing ourselves for who we really are), relating to what we see with unconditional love, and finding out more about who you are, understanding your decisions, actions, thoughts, feelings, etc. I do this in a natural and compassionate way in accordance with my Buddhist beliefs

I am a husband, son, brother and father, and come from a large family. I understand the tensions that daily family life brings. I have also worked in educational and business establishments and know the many stresses and strains that earning a living produces.

How I Work

I counsel individuals and couples of all ages in a quiet, comfortable room that is private and free from intrusion.

I offer many types of counselling that includes help with:

  • Marriage breakups
  • Couples
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Affairs and Betrayals
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Panic Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Abuse
  • Pre-nuptial counselling
  • Bereavement
  • Sexual issues
  • Low self-confidence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • & Stress.

Why Choose Me

My training as a counsellor allows me to listen to you in a caring empathic way as one human being to another, recognising you for who you are. I care about your feelings and your experiences and will work along side you to explore your hopes and aspirations.

I counsel in the day time as well as evenings and will quickly find a slot for anyone who needs to see me urgently. Please feel free to ring me if you want to ask any questions, or e-mail me and I will reply within 24 hours.

Why I Became A Counsellor

I started my career in counselling because I wanted to help others. Having been supported in this way myself, I know how wonderfully healing this process can be. Everyone has times in their lives when they face difficulties, become hurt and confused, and struggle to understand thoughts and feelings. Seeking the help of a professional can be the best route to recovering from mental anguish.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapy
  • CRB Police Certificate
  • School Safe Certificate

My psychotherapy skills in counselling include mindfulness, meditation techniques, theory, and self development. I have completed a 2 year distant learning programme, a voluntary counselling placement and produced a research project in anger management.

As well as a private practice where I meet individuals and couples, I also work in the NHS for clients with learning difficulties, on Employee Assistant Projects, and with pupils in  schools.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

NCS

Accredited register membership

Fees

Our initial session which lasts for 50/60 minutes allows us to explore how we might work together.

The counselling relationship is the key to successful therapy so this first contact is important.

There is free parking and my counselling room has it's own access door. It is private and secluded.

  • Individuals - £45 per session *
  • Couples - £55 per session *
  • Children aged 14 - 16 - £25 per 30 minute session

* I also offer concessionary discounted rates with no financial questions asked.

Further information

I am a member of the Nation Counselling Society and use their framework for good practice to guide my work.

As part of this good practice, I receive supervision on a monthly basis with an experienced psychotherapist and practitioner.

As part of my own professional development to keep up-to-date with current trends I attend courses, read books/monthly magazines, and keep in contact with fellow professionals.

Maps & Directions

Stowmarket, IP14
Woolpit, IP30

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I see clients during the day time and in the evening. If you wish to see me urgently then can usually book an appointment within 24 hours and in any case I will get back to you very quickly.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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