Silke Tison At Reflections Counselling
Welcome to Reflections Counselling. My name is Silke and I am a dedicated therapist, experienced and passionate about working creatively with both adults and children of all ages. When faced with difficult times such as a serious illness, a bereavement, a separation or indeed anything that makes you feel lost, possibly without a voice or an anchor, it is easy to feel alone, anxious or depressed. When you feel like you just can't cope or don't know where to start and somehow nobody really seems to listen or to understand it can be incredibly helpful to talk to someone outside of your circle of family and friends.
I aim to provide a safe, warm and therapeutic environment in which you can be yourself, speak freely and indeed find your own voice again.
My person- centred approach is non-directive and means that I draw on a set of theories developed by Carl Rogers in which emphasis is given to each individual being the expert in their own life.
I offer a reduced rate, no obligation introductory session so you can ask any questions you might have, get to know me better and find out if my way of working suits you. If it does we will both make a commitment to work together to examine and reflect on what is troubling you. By discovering your own (often hidden) resources you can feel more emotionally balanced, more in control and able to make positive changes in your life that are not only right for you but also long-lasting.
When working with children I use elements of play therapy allowing them to express their emotions in creative ways including using a sand tray, drawing and toys to "play out" what is going on for them. This can be very powerful and incredibly healing. I also incorporate aspects of mindfulness into sessions which often both adult and child clients find calming and beneficial when experiencing fear or anxiety.
The service I provide is confidential so you can feel comfortable in sharing your thoughts and emotions. The only exception to this would be if there was a serious risk of harm to yourself or others including those acts that the law requires me to disclose. I make brief notes after each session. These are anonymous and are kept securely. Under the data protection act (1998) you have the right to see them at any time if you wish. Like all counsellors, I have regular supervision but no names or other identifying information is given.
Sessions are 50 minutes, usually on a weekly basis and are reviewed regularly to ensure their continued effectiveness. Please text, call or e-mail for an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in person-centred counselling from the University of Brighton as well as numerous additional hours of continuing professional development which include training in the following areas:
Trauma in cancer and palliative care, Asperger's syndrome and autism, Anxiety and depression in young people, Childhood trauma and dissociation, Understanding relationships (Relate), "Emotions to Solutions" (Relate) as well as safe-guarding training for my work with children.
Apart from my private practice my experience as a therapist comes from a number of settings including:
Macmillan Counselling Service, working as a school counsellor in different primary schools as well as having been a listening volunteer for Samaritans following their 8-week training course.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. As such I am committed to on-going professional development, am fully insured and hold a current DBS certificate (Disclosure and Barring Service) for my work with children.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Introductory first session is £20, sessions thereafter are charged at £40.
If you are unable to make an appointment, please give 24hr notice by telephone or e-mail as otherwise a 50% charge will be due at the next session.
Please call me for an informal chat to discuss any queries you might have.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday and Friday mornings / Wednesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings
Types of client