Karola Weinand BA (Hon) (Psychosoc), Dip Couns, PG Cert. Supervis , MBACP Reg
If you allow yourself to be the person you are then everything will come into rhythm. John O’ Donohue
I have chosen this quote as it emphasizes that we cannot always be ourselves. This may be because life may be stressful and overwhelming at times or you can feel isolated and lonely. Counselling helps you to off load and work through issues that affect your life in a diverse or detrimental way and therefore ultimately facilitates a process towards 'being able to be yourself'.
I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am educated to University Degree Level within the disciplines of psychology and counselling.
I am a qualified and experienced senior counsellor.
I do respect every client as an individual and the issues and problems you may bring will be completely different from anyone else and therefore the counselling has to be right for you.
I offer different approaches of counselling to meet clients specific needs for instance:
Short term solution focused counselling which is suitable for clients who seek resolution with particular, often here and now issues.
Medium or long term counselling that offers in-depth work that facilitates the process of making sense with issues in the present or from the past.
Counselling provides a confidential space for instance to explore, examine or make sense of life experiences; find closure to past events or unresolved issues. It also provides the process where you can gain clarity if there is uncertainty or confusion and to find a sense of direction for the future.
In addition I offer personal self-development sessions for private clients and counsellors. Self-development provides the space to understand yourself in a deep and meaningful way.
Whatever your needs are - I will always strive to keep you safe in a supportive and confidential environment.
My approach is integrative which means that I draw from different approaches of counselling I am qualified in or have training with. My work is underpinned by Person Centred counselling that promotes empathy and unconditional acceptance for the client and the Psycho Dynamic traditions that helps to explore issues and emotions from the past or that might be hidden in the clients unconscious.
My philosophy is that every person is unique and an individual and has the right to be treated with respect and dignity. Counselling therefore will be individually tailored to a clients needs.
I am committed to work in a confidential, ethical and therefore sensitive ,non-judgemental and non-discriminatory way that encompasses issues that are of racial and cultural diversity, sexual differences, Gender and religious issues. I am experienced working with individual clients, male and female and couples encompassing heterosexual, bi-sexual and non-heterosexual orientation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am dedicated to provide the best possible service to my clients and I am educated to post graduate masters level with the University of Chester.
Please find below qualifications and training courses relating to my counselling and supervision practice
PG Counselling Supervision ( Masters Level 7)
BA (Honours) Psychosocial Studies
Counselling Skills Certificate
Diploma in Counselling Level 4;
Below are some of the training courses I have attended in recent times:
Adlerian Psychodrama 'Life as a Magic Shop'
'Dayofessional development. I therefore attend training courses on an ongoing basis.
In addition to being a qualified Counsellor I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor at Post Graduate Level
Dreams' 'Night Dreams'
Trauma and the Therapeutic Relationship
'Empty Chair Experience' Gestalt Training
Traumatic Interrupters to Healthy Child Development and Attachement
Erotic Transference in Counselling
From 'Victim to Survivor' Childhood Sexual Abuse
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Young People and Bereavement Counselling
Alcohol Dependence Counselling
Attempting Suicide - Dorothy Row;
Affects of Alcohol in relation to Drugs
Adlerian Summer School:
Adler's Theory & Philosophy
Art in Alcohol Counselling
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Introduction to Adult Mental Health
Dynamics of couples counselling
Gambling Addiction Counselling
Raising Awareness in Safeguarding & Protecting Children
Within my private practice I have extensive experience working with general issues and specific counselling areas as listed below. Some of these are in the field of
Anxieties, ( Generalised Anxiety Disorder) Relationship Issues, Loss and Bereavement, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Alcohol Problem drinking, Anger Management, Issues with Masculinity, Gender Issues, and general Self-Development.
I work with clients who suffer anxieties and presenting mental health issues such as OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) and the field of personality disorders.
I work with teenagers and young adults and the specific issues they face.
I hold a weekly Trauma Clinc for female and male clients within the area of historic sexual, emotional and physical abuse.
I also work with Rape victims female and male.
Your issues might be more complex and do not fall into a neat category or are unclear. I am more than happy to discuss these matters with you on first contacts or in the free initial consultation I offer.
My main approach to counselling is one to one talking therapy. However, I am dedicated to provide the best possible outcome of counselling for my clients and can offer in addition a variety of different approaches when this is appropriate. This includes art therapy using different mediums for instance photography therapy, stone therapy and relaxation techniques.
I have had years of extensive experience as part of a therapeutic team who provided therapy for victims of sexual, emotional and physical abuse and rape.
I also work with clients that are referred from Ocupational Health, 'Employee Assistance Program' agencies, Insurance companies and also provide 'Pre and Post Care Counselling' for Rehabilitation Centers.
However, most of my private clients self refer from the general public.
I also take referral from the NHS.
I provide supervision for individual counsellors and external supervision for counsellors and case workers within the spectrum of social care and helping agencies. For more details please visit my listing for supervision on this directory or email me for additional information.
(please press the supervision link button on the bottom of this page) or use the e-mail link on this listing for further information.
I have worked for:
Doctors Surgery as a GP Counsellor
Agency for Clients with Historical Abuse Issues
Bereavement Counsellor for CRUSE
Bourne Trust; assisting ex-offenders and their families
Alcohol Counselling Agency
Gambling Addiction Agenc
In addition I have broadcast on the BBC on relationship issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer personal therapy and self-developmental session to Student Counsellors on reduced fees.
I offer supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors and counselling agencies.
I provide tailored programs of Away Days for small organisations to assist with conflict solution and team building.
I have hold Selfesteem Workshops for groups.
You can e-mail me on my confidential e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the e-mail facility on this listing to contact me. I will respond as soon as I am able to. If you wish me to call you please leave you phone number and an indication when it is a good time to contact you.
You can also contact me on my confidential work mobile 07733482738. All calls and text messages are treated with the strictest confidence. If I am not able to answer your call you can safely leave a text or voice message to which I will respond quickly to any queries you may have.
Related work within counselling:
Self-Esteem Workshop Course.
Self help group for people with addictive behaviour
I appreciate the importance to find the right counsellor for you. Please do contact me by e-mail email@example.com , phone or text with any question you may have prior to your first appointment.
- I offer an initial consultation which is free for all clients. This gives you the client the opportunity to explore what counselling entails and to ask any questions you may have.
- I am committed to work with clients from all walks of life. My regular fee thereafter is £40 per 1 hour session for individual counselling; payable at each session.
- I am also happy to discuss a reduced fee if you are on a lower income or state benefits.
I offer a concessionary fee of £35.00 for Trainee Counsellors, Students and people on state benefits and on minimum wages.
I offer relationship counselling for which I charge £50 per hour.
I offer after work hours and evening appointments for clients who unable to attend sessions during the day.
- I work with my clients at safe, secure and confidential counselling premises in Shrewsbury that are located at Brassey Road which is a 10 min walk from the town centre. Car parking is available and free at the premises.
- I also practice from premises in the pretty town of Wem and is a 20 min drive north of Shrewsbury. My practice in Wem is a 5 minutes walk from the town centre and a 2 minutes walk from the train station.
I ensure complete confidentiality and added privacy as the counselling area has a private entrance with self contained facilities that are located on the ground floor.
Attending my practice in Wem offers the additional advantage of:
- Discret entrance
- Out of office hours appointments
- Saturday appointments on request
- Disabled access
- I provide off street parking at my premises.
- Wem is easily reachable by train and Bus.
- I provide telephone counselling in certain circumstances.
- The location of the counselling takes place in any of these premises and depends on the client convenience and needs.
Safety checks and Insurance:
Criminal Record Disclosure [ CRB ]
I am fully up to date CRB checked that allows me to work with vulnerable people.
I do have full Professional Liability Insurance.
Documentation disclosure available on request.
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Maps & Directions
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Types of client
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Supervision & training
I am a fully qualified and experienced counselling supervisor working with both qualified and student counsellors.