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(MBACP Accred) Anger Management (Especially Men)

About me

I have a great passion for counselling because it worked for me when my husband died and I needed help. I qualified in 2005 and I have worked with lots of clients with many problems.

I realise that men in particular have not been given much help when growing up to deal with their anger - it is not a "manly" thing to do. Men are not taught to deal with thier emotions so they just get pushed inside. When they do arise because they do not have the vocabularly to deal with them it comes out as anger or aggression. I understand this and can help you explore your emotions in a non-threatening way. This can help you in any relationships you may want to have and also in other aspects of your life - work, friends and family.

Counselling can help you to understanding where your anger is coming from, i.e. what are the underlying feelings; help you to become aware of your triggers and how you can manage your behaviour in a more controlled way.

I always work with whatever you bring. I do not have an agenda and say we need to talk about this, this and this.  Counselling can offer you a safe and non-judgemental space where you can talk about your anger and how it is affecting your life.

I also offer relationship (couples) counselling. There maybe many reasons why your relationship is in difficulty - debt/financial issues; not being able to communicate effectively; stress; anxiety; an affair; lack of trust. Getting help early may help to save a relationship.

I see parent/child where this relationship is under strain/stress for whatever reason. I offer you a space to talk through these problems in a safe and non-judging environment.

I have worked with local organisations (Blackpool Transport, MIND) and local retailers - Next and B&M Bargains.

Up to until Dec 2019 I taught Anger Management; Stress Management and Relaxation; Anxiety Management and other Well Being Courses.

To find out more about counselling and how it may help visit my web site and read a blog or two or see my posts on my Facebook page.

These are a few things clients have said about me after we have worked together:-

"Excellent prompt service. I was sceptical at first about engaging but later found that the service was essential in assisting my recovery. I would recommend the service to anyone with similar issues."

"I found Ursula very friendly and a really good listener. She helped me with things to do when I couldn’t sleep which worked."

"Has been very helpful and has allowed me to express my anger and anxiety. Would highly recommend the service to colleagues. Allowed me to express my worries and to reflect on my employment to make positive decisions for my future."

"Didn't judge, gave encouragement to talk, interested in what I had to say; I have been given the tools to be more positive in any situation; I just didn't know how I could change the way I felt."

"Ursula was a very good listener and I feel she really understood my problem."

Training, qualifications & experience

These are my formal qualifications

  • Working Effectively with Men and Anger
  • Anger Management
  • Anger and Shame
  • On-Line and Telephone Counselling
  • Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
  • Mental Health Awareness

I also run Training Days on Working with Anger Management

I keep myself up to date with Safeguarding traininng too.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a Christian and this affects my outlook on life and the way I live and work. I am happy to work with Christians who are struggling with their faith or who want a Christian perspective on the counselling.

I do not specifically bring Christianity into any counselling session unless you ask me to.

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

I offer a free initial consultation for one to one counselling on-line. I charge £20 for a couple as I only see them face to face. This is a chance to come and meet me; discuss what you would like to get out of the counselling sessions; discuss any fears or worries you might have.

One to one sessions are £40 for a one hour session for people who are working and can afford it. At the moment I understand there are so many people struggling with so many different issues and money maybe one of them. I am happy to negotiate a fee that is acceptable to us both so you can get the help you need at this very worrying and traumatic time.

Couple counselling sessions are £55.

I am happy to offer concessions/negotiate fees because I know not everyone can afford this and I would not want someone not to get the help they needed because of financial constraints.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Early morning sessions (8.30pm) throughout the day and evening.

Further information

Waterloo Road is easily accessible by bus or tram. There is on road parking too.

I also do home visits for the elderly or people with mobility problems.

15 Waterloo Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1AD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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