Trisha P Packer, MBACP(Snr.Accred) Counselling & Supervision

Trisha P Packer, MBACP(Snr.Accred)    Counselling & Supervision

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Dalton-in-Furness
Cumbria
LA15

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About me

My name is Trisha Packer, and I am a Person-Centred Integrative Counsellor, working with  individuals and couples, from age 11 years.  This means I work with you to try to understand how you feel about any problems or difficulties you are facing.  We then work together to help you find ways to overcome these blockages, to achieve what you want and need in order to become the very best that you can be. I will use whatever works best for my clients, to help them get the best results in the shortest period of time. I have been trained in a variety of different Counselling Approaches and will integrate these into our work together where appropriate.   I have an open and accepting nature and can rapidly build a trusting relationship with clients of any age.  I have extensive experience of working with both Adults and Teenagers, and I have a good understanding of the range of problems people may be facing which they choose to bring to counselling.

I view everyone as an individual and prefer to work with the whole client, rather than trying to label them or their problems. 

I am a Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor which means that I am registered with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), who have assessed my qualifications and experience to be of a higher standard.  I am based in Dalton-in-Furness and there is on street parking available immediately outside.  I am also close to good public transport links, both bus and train.

I offer a FREE initial consultation, as I believe the relationship between client and counsellor is very important, and it is only by engaging with each other that we can assess the strength of this. I will then aim to work with you to achieve a positive and trusting relationship, from where we are able to openly explore whatever difficulties you may be experiencing, and with my support, help you to find a way to help you move beyond these to a more resourceful and better functioning position.

Every person will have their own individual needs, and it is not possible to predict exactly how many sessions someone will want.  But in my experience, clients can often make significant progress within 6-12 sessions.  But for very complex difficulties, more sessions may be required and I am happy to work longer term with clients if this is needed.

Training, qualifications & experience


My counselling qualifications include a BA(Hons) in Counselling Studies, a diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.  I regularly undertake additional training and CPD (Continuous Professional Development) in different modalities and specialities, such as Bereavement Counselling, Couple Counselling, Crisis and Trauma Counselling, Addiction Counselling, Working with Self-Harm and Online Counselling. I have a special interest in helping clients build their self-esteem and confidence.

I have previously worked with CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), and within an NHS service as a Counsellor with both Adults and Young People.  I now work fully self-employed, which means I can offer more flexibility with appointment times, and regularly offer daytimes and evening appointments on Monday-Friday.


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Family Issues, Relationship Counselling, Couple Counselling, Infertility Problems

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  • Trisha Packer Introduction
  • Dragonfly Counselling
  • My Counselling Room
  • My Counselling Room

Fees

Initial Consultation - FREE
I offer a FREE Initial Consultation.  This is an opportunity for us to discuss your needs, and assess whether counselling with me is the right option for you at this time.  In order for you to gain the maximum you can from the counselling,  you need to feel comfortable talking with me, and this first session allows you to assess this without any pressure.

Ongoing sessions - £40 for a session of 50 minutes 

In addition, if clients wish to book a block of 6 sessions and pay in advance I can offer a reduction of £20.00.  (You would only pay £220 instead of £240 for 6 sessions.)

Further information



Client Feedback:-

  • "I now feel that I am more aware of how to deal with my anxiety and cope when I am feeling anxious. I think I would now notice the warning signs if I start to feel stressed with this again."
  • "Excellent service, very professional. Trisha was very understanding and compassionate towards us as a couple. Very helpful. Thank you."
  • "It really helped me and I now feel myself again. Thank you."
  • "Trisha has helped me to overcome so much and I feel like a different person.  My work-life and personal-life are so much better now than before.  I can't thank her enough!"
  • "It was nice to have someone to talk to, rather than holding everything in.  Nice to learn some techniques to help me manage things.It has helped me to see things from a different perspectie and try to keep an open mind."

Maps & Directions

Dalton-in-Furness, LA15

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

I offer counselling by appointment during daytimes and early evenings on weekdays. I work with clients either face-to-face, on the telephone, or online using Skype.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I trained as a counselling supervisor in 2007 and have now achieved the status with BACP of Snr Accred Supervision of Individuals.

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