Rhona Wooldridge MBACP Registered
I have gained immeasurable experience working with individuals who have been deeply traumatised from past events and experiences. The psychological affect of trauma can result for example in memory loss, substance misuse, flashbacks, panic attacks, fear and anxiety. My role with you is to examine how your traumatic experience impacts on your life now and in the past; to help make meaning of the experience; how to manage symptoms and develop new ways of coping, and through our therapeutic relationship begin to rebuild the ability to trust.
In addition to trauma work, as a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor, life & career coach I can offer you a spectrum of support to meet your needs. Both approaches can help you to gain better clarity about the problems you are facing; greater awareness of how the past influences the present; help to identify the obstacles that are preventing you from moving forward; learning to challenge your limited beliefs and behaviours; identifying your personal goals; finding solutions that are right for you; and addressing emotional difficulties that are affecting your life.
I have experience working with a range of difficulties including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Unresolved trauma, managing ADHD, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, attachment issues, sexual, emotional & psychological abuse, living with dyslexia, the critical voice, relationships, issues related to unworthiness and lack of self confidence.
Forming a trusting and confidential relationship will allow you to feel safe to talk about what is worrying you.
I believe that we can achieve a more satisfying life, better relationships, and grow in confidence to make the changes we need and want in our lives. With the right support your self-understanding can strengthen your ability to handle challenging situations and overcome the effects of traumatic events and difficult past experiences.
That said, it can be hard to make changes when life feels overwhelming or crisis ensues and you're not sure what to do. At these times, the support of a compassionate, engaged therapist, who will strive to understand your unique experience, and support you through the sometimes tough, sometimes exhilarating work of change, growth and recovery - can make a difference. What matters is that you get the help you need so you can manage your difficulties better and have a healthier sense of well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
I received my Integrative Counselling Diploma from the Minster Centre, known for its integrative training approach which actively engages in Humanistic, Psychodynamic, The Body, Existential and Transpersonal psychotherapy traditions. I have experience in CBT,Solution Focus techniques and Motivational Interviewing
As a qualified Life & Career Coach I incorporate coaching into my work with the primary aim to help bring about concrete changes in the client's life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Flashbacks,Dissociation, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Cultural issues
If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch for a free initial chat.
I offer a one hour Initial Session for £35. This provides an opportunity to explore in more depth the issues you want to address.
Regular weekly 50 minute sessions cost £60 (a sliding scale applies)
I also offer a cost effective prepaid block booking of 6 consecutive sessions for £295
If you are a student, underemployed, not working or a senior citizen I offer a LOW COST COACHING / COUNSELLING SERVICE available on Thursdays & Fridays between 10am and 2pm (£20 per session)
I am an Associate Member of the Association for Coaching, a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, a member of PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors - recovering from trauma and abuse), and Associate Member of the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals.
I also have an interest in working with pre- and post retirement individuals who are finding their life transitions difficult to manage.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday 6pm-8pm,Tuesday 6pm-8pm, Wednesdays 7pm-9pm , Thursdays 6pm to 8pm, Fridays 2pm - 5pm . LOW COST COACHING/COUNSELLING available on Thursdays & Fridays 10am to 2pm. (First Session £15)
Types of client