Trisha P Packer, MBACP(Snr.Accred) Counselling & Supervision
My name is Trisha Packer, and I work as a Person-Centred Integrative Counsellor with couples, individuals and young people.I aim to help you explore and examine any problems or difficulties you may have and then work with you to help you overcome any obstacles to achieving what you want and need in order to become the very best that you can be. 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 Yong People and Adults, and have a good understanding of the range of problems people can be facing and choose to bring to counselling.
I am a Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor which means that I am registered with the BACP and they 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 immdiately outside. I am also close to good public transport links, both bus and train.
I work from a Person-Centred Integrative perspective - meaning I will use whatever works for my clients - and tailor my approach to a particular client's needs, thus enabling them to develop and grow, and get the best results in the shortest possible time. 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 clients 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 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.
I also offer tele-counselling (on the phone), and on-line Counselling (using Skype). I aim for this to provide you with the same trusting and open relationship, and for you to feel free and comfortable using this. We would also be bound by the same confidentiality as you could expect if we were to meet face-to-face. Please contact me if you would like more details about this.
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 have also trained in Bereavement Counselling, Couple Counselling, Crisis and Trauma Counselling, Addiction Counselling Working with Self-Harm and Online Counselling. I have a special interest in Bereavement work, and working with Self-Harm/Eating Disorders. I am also experienced in tele-counselling
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 have a wide range of experience in working with all kinds of problems and issues but I view everyone as an individual and prefer to work with the whole client, rather than trying to label them, or their problems.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Generalised Anxiety, Family Issues, Relationship Counselling, Couple Counselling, Infertility Problems
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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
Online counselling - £20 for a half session of 25 minutes, or £40 for a full session.
More details on my website, or contact me to discuss.
- "I had not spoken to a counsellor before, and was very nervous at first. I soon realised that the problems I had were not 'the end of the world' and that talking to someone about this could help me." Client X, TELE-COUNSELLING
- "Trisha is a very warm and understanding lady. I really respect her and am very glad I did this. She gave me material to read between sessions and this gave us focal points to discuss . I would recommend anyone to have her as a Counsellor and will ask for her again if I should need counselling again in the future. Mrs X, CUMBRIA
- "Trisha was very easy to talk to and made me feel relaxed and at ease. It was easy to talk freely about my feelings and shortcomings. I was wary about counselling in general, but I found Trisha's approach friendly and relaxing, enabling me to express my feelings and emotions freely." Mr X, LANCASHIRE
- "Counselling allowed me to talk openly about what I was thinking and it helped me think things through logically. it has helped me a lot - I'm coping much better overall." Miss X, CUMBRIA
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I can offer face-to-face counselling by appointment during daytimes, weekends, and evening. Additionally, I offer online counselling using Skype or telephone if you cannot come to me.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I trained as a counselling supervisor in 2007 and have now achieved the status with BACP of Snr Accred Supervision of Individuals.View supervision profile