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My name is Trisha Packer, and I am a Person-Centred Integrative Counsellor, working with young people, and adults, individuals and couples, This means I work with you to help you understand how you feel about any problems or difficulties you are facing. We then work together to 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 have been trained in a variety of different Counselling Approaches and will integrate these into our work together to help you get the best results in the shortest period of time. 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 can face which may bring them 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 offer remote sessions using either Zoom or Skype for Video Calls, as well as telephone for audio work, and I can also see clients in person if you are able to travel to see me. 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 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. Because of this, I recommend that we arrange a first FREE contact meeting either over the phone or on Zoom (video chat) where we can explore a little around what you want from the counselling and I can summarize the main points of my contract. This first meeting would usually be about 15 minutes long, and we can then arrange a first appointment where we can go into your needs in more depth.
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.
I have also completed an Externship in using Emotionally Focussed Therapy with Couples.
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BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Family Issues, Relationship Counselling, Couple Counselling, Infertility Problems.
I also offer Emotionally Focussed Therapy for couples
£50.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
After you make an initial enquiry with me, we would arrange a time to have a first FREE call of about 15 minutes - either over the phone or using Zoom or Skype. 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 chat can allow you to assess this without any pressure.
Ongoing sessions for Individuals - £50 for a session of 50 minutes
Ongoing sessions for Couples - £55 for a session of 50 minutes.
Longer sessions can be arranged with the price increased accordingly.
When I work
I offer counselling by appointment between the hours of 9.00am and 9.00pm on most weekdays. Appointments can be arranged flexibly to suit your availability,
- "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."