Are you feeling overwhelmed, and just don’t know where to turn? You just can’t see a way forward and the problems keep going round and round, but not going anywhere.
Life can throw us some really difficult curved balls, as I know from personal experience, and the past months have certainly created some very difficult experiences and situations especially as a result of COVID.
WHY BECAME A COUNSELLOR
I was going through a pretty horrendous divorce having been in an emotionally abusive relationship for several years. I had lost my confidence and almost myself. So, I sought counselling. I found it really helpful, a place where I could share all my worries, without being judged, someone who was impartial, who offered me a different perspective. That’s when I realised how powerful Counselling can be, and I wanted to be able to help others.
HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP
Sometimes the thought of Counselling can feel daunting. But, it provides a safe space for you to share and explore your worries. There is no emotional attachment, as with someone close to you. Often having someone to talk the problem through with can be enough. At other times the issues are more deep-rooted, and it may take some time to figure out why you keep repeating the same negative patterns. Whichever it is, I’m here to help and support you, and then to help you figure out the best solution that works for you. Counselling is certainly not about giving advice or telling you what to do. I offer a 30-minute chat where you can get to know me, and ask any questions you may have, and find out whether I’m the right person for you.
All I would say is that if you don’t take that step, nothing will change. So why not take your courage in both hands and do something about it.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Therapy,
- Certificate 101 Transactional Analysis
- Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Accredited)
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
I have undertaken additional training in the following areas:
SEXUAL ABUSE AND RAPE
- Counselling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- The Immediate Effects of Sexualised Trauma
- After Sexual Trauma, Working Within the Window of Tolerance
- When Sexual Abuse Never Ends
- Experience of Women Survivors: What have we learned?
- Male Rape
- Ritual Abuse
- An insight into Working with Perpetrators of Abuse
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Working with Shame
- Body Psychotherapy &Dissociation
- The Unconscious Process
- Stress and Relaxation
- Pain, Shame and Empathy
- An Introduction to CBT and working with Depression
- Working with Anger
- Self Harm
- Introductory Bereavement and Loss
- Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorder
- Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Anxiety and Depression
- Working with Addiction and Internet Porn Addiction
- Our Relationship with Food
- Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
- Let’s Talk about Sex
- An Introduction to Working with Psychosexual Issues
MODELS OF WORKING WITH CLIENTS
- Introduction to Energy Techniques
- Dreams and Dreaming
- Movement Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Self Box
- Family Constellation Therapy
- Embodying the Client’s World
- A Buddhist Model of the Neurotic Mind
- Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
RELATIONSHIPS AND WORKING WITH COUPLES
- 4 day Summer School – An Introduction to Couple Interaction
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
I qualified more than 16 years ago as an Integrative Counsellor. I was a volunteer Counsellor at a Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre for 5 years after I qualified.
- Interaction Training
- Advance Couples Course – Couples in Conflict
Author of ' From Surviving to Thriving in a Romantic Relationship'
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Fees for individuals is £45.00 for a 1 hour session
Fees for couples if £90.00 for a 90 minute session
I offer a FREE 30 minute call to answer any questions you may have, and ensure I am the right person to work with. Just email me and we can arrange it.
Availability is between 9:30am - to 7pm Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9:30am to 6pm on Thursdays.
Visit my website to learn more about me and find some helpful articles - https://www.wendycapewell.co.uk/
PODCAST - Love ~Listen ~Talk ~Repeat
I host a regular podcast, where I talk with invited guests on various subjects relating to the relationship with ourselves and with others. I address issues such as suicide, depression, lack of self-esteem, ADHD, Autism, shame, anxiety, confidence and much more.
Here is the link, but it's available on many podcast platforms - https://love-listen-talk-repeat.libsyn.com/
Author of 'From Surviving to Thriving in a Romantic Relationship' - available on Amazon.co.uk -http://amzn.to/2qexSvm
I offer day time and evening appointments, Face to Face, telephone or via Zoom
Why not call me for an informal chat, I look forward to hearing from you,