TERESA BROWN Advanced diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling, (MNCS Acc)
01406364744 / 07769343135
Hi, welcome to my profile and thank you for visiting. My name is Teresa and I am a 43year old mum of one. I
view life as a journey. A journey into the unknown - both exciting and happy yet sometimes scary, stressful or sad. None of us have a crystal ball or the ability to know how we will feel or react in any situation - but most of us have an expectation of ourselves to behave in a certain way, which can create disappointment, feelings of failure and low self esteem. It is with all of this in mind that the past can create guilt and regret and the future can create fear and anxiety. The aim in counselling is for you to recognise what is happening for you right now, how your feelings may be influenced by any past issues and how you can move forwards into a brighter future.
Relationships play a huge part in this. Our whole lives are based around relationships with partners, children, parents, friends, colleagues to name a few. When these relationships change or become strained we can find ourselves searching for meaning and direction. It is important to recognise that our deepest emotions and feelings are sometimes a mystery to us, or can seem so dark that we struggle to acknowledge or accept them ourselves - let alone disclose and discuss them with a stranger. This is why I approach the counselling process and individual clients with complete non-judgemental respect, empathy and confidentiality, fostering a therapeutic environment of mutual trust and confidence at all times.
I have a long history in the medical & cancer nursing profession and am passionate about the emotional & psychological welfare of the people whom I care for. It is with this passion that I decided 5 years ago to train as a counsellor and set up in practice from home. Counselling, nursing & my daughter are the 3 greatest privileges in my life and it is an honour to be entrusted with a persons deepest and sometimes darkest thoughts and feelings. This alongside life's ups & downs & my varied life experiences helps me to provide a comfortable, caring and knowledgable environment conducive to helping clients feel free enough to share their feelings and to recognise & achieve their goals.
some of the common issues I help people to work through are anxiety disorders, depression, family dynamics/issues, relationship problems, abuse, terminal illness, bereavement and loss, body image issues, phobias, general sadness, low self esteem & confidence issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling (with distinction)
Diploma in hypnotherapy (with distinction)
Qualified Nurse - NMC registered
I have worked in nursing for over 25 years. I currently work as cancer information and support nurse at the Big C cancer charity.
I have a long history working as a sister in palliative and cancer care dealing with all aspects of end of life care and treatment - none more so than the psycho-social care of patients and relatives/carers. This role furnished me with a wealth of experience regarding grief, loss and the acceptance of life's changes and difficulties.
professional support & advice is essential for many reasons - none more so than client & therapist safety, professional development & for keeping current & up to date. I undertake regular supervision at least 1.5 contact hours per month plus telephone support if/when required.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
I charge £30 per 1 hour session.
I work from a comfortable homely setting in the market town of Long Sutton just 20 mins drive from Kings Lynn, Wisbech or Spalding.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
appointments available on Tuesday and Thursday between 9am - 3pm and Friday from 9am - 1pm. I also offer flexible evening appointments on a Monday tuesday and Thursday to suit as requested.
Types of client