First Base Counselling
430-432 Kingstanding Road
It can sometimes take courage to seek and ask for independent support from another person and invite that person to be with you and to listen to you unconditionally.
As someone who is skilled in offering an unconditional, safe and ethical space, I can support you to work through a range of issues or experiences; including anxiety, stress, low self esteem/confidence, depression, coping with bereavement and loss, sexual, emotional, mental abuse, anger, trauma, feelings of worthlessness/powerlessness, low energy/apathy, insomnia, family, work or personal relationships, sexuality, job loss/redundancy/career change, being affected by drug/alcohol use, crime or imprisonment.
I offer an integrative therapy drawing on an excess of thirty years experience supporting a range of people from diverse backgrounds through their personal and professional development.
As a facilitator of change I understand and empathise with the challenges an individual can experience when reflecting on their life experiences, taking steps to make effective changes in their life, addressing their emotional well-being, becoming aware of and realising their true purpose and potential.
Summary of Services:
Counselling 1-1 weekly sessions: ‘Supporting You Through Change’
Counselling Support/Therapeutic Coaching for the Busy: ‘Breakthrough Sessions'
Stress Management Sessions: ‘Yoga for Positive Change’
Personal Development support 1-1 or group work: ‘Maximise Your Potential'
Clinical Supervision: ‘The Ethical Professional'
Children & Young People: ‘Time for me'
Female Offenders and Ex-Offenders: ‘Time Out’
Please visit my website for more details http://www.firstbasecounselling.com/
or you email me with any queries at email@example.com
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Counselling Studies
Diploma in Teaching Yoga
Counselling Studies Level 3
Counselling Skills Level 2
Managing and Supervising Safeguarding
Managing Equality and Diversity
Managing Health and Safety
Conducting Risk Assessments
Management Development Training
Cultural Diversity - Working Creatively with Children
Attachment and Theraplay - Working Creatively with Children
Paediatric First Aid
Fire Safety Awareness
Group Facilitation Skills
Facilitator Training – Investors in Excellence & Steps
I have experience of working as a counsellor and therapeutic practitioner within a variety of settings including Primary Care Trust GP surgery, counselling agency settings, private practice, and a charitable organisation working with vulnerable families, children and young people who are experiencing loss or bereavement.
In addition I am an experienced yoga teacher, manager and trainer in a variety of settings which include mental health and well-being, education and training, youth and community, youth justice and prison environments, working in voluntary, public, private and charity sectors.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Coping with change, loss, self esteem, confidence, stress management, support with resettlement after leaving prison for female ex-offenders.
Fees: £40.00 per session for therapy/supervision
There are a limited number of lower level fee spaces for students/unemployed/low waged who request therapy or supervision, please enquire for availability.
There are a limited number of free spaces available for female ex-offenders transitioning back into the community after release from prison or youth offending institute, I can offer a maximum of four free sessions, please enquire for availability.
What to expect:
My therapeutic work stems from an integrative approach and is underpinned by the person-centred model; I offer a safe, ethical, non-judgmental, empathic and accepting therapeutic space for you to explore any aspects of yourself that you wish to work on during our time together.
Our work will be grounded on psychodynamic concepts which seek to make links between your past early life and unconscious processes and how these may be affecting you in your life now. This approach can support you to gain deeper insight and self awareness in order to gain clarity or make conscious changes in the present.
We will work together to explore your needs and unique personal goals for therapy and agree how we will work together; ensuring that your experience and the time you invest is relevant and meaningful and that your potential for growth is maximised.
You can come to counselling to work either on a short term basis for crisis support or choose to work together on a long term basis.
We will mutually contract to work together either with a time limited or open ended period, each session will last for 50 minutes and is usually on a weekly basis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Session Availability: Flexible availability - Daytime, early evenings, occasional weekends.