Ursula Walker (MBACP Accred)
I have a great passion for counselling because it worked for me when my husband died and I needed help. My work is always directed by you and what you need to talk about. I work with lots of issues but I have a passion for working with anger, stress and anxiety These can inhibit us so much and stop us living freely.
I always work from a person centred aproach. This means that I will work with whatever you bring to the sessions. I will offer you a safe and non-judgemental space where you can talk about what is bothering you.
If I think it is appropriate and would be useful I may use some there ways of working whith your approval. These may include CBT, relaxation techniques, Midfulness techniques, explain a theory to help you understand why you may feel the way you do. I have a great passion for working with anger, stress and anxiety (General Anxiety Disorder) problems.
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; sexual problems; an affair; lack of trust. Getting help early may helpt to save a realationship.
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 am happy to work in your own home if you feel this would benefit you.
I have been counselling since 2005 and became Accredited in 2010. I have since worked for a number of Employee Assisted Programmes (EAP) e.g. PAM Wellbeing, ATOS and Health Assured. I have also worked with local organisations (Blackpool Transport, MIND) and local retailers - Next and B&M Bargains.
As well as counselling I teach Anger Management; Stress Management and Relaxation; Anxiety Management.
To find out more about me why not visit my web site or give me a ring.
Training, qualifications & experience
These are my formal qualifications but I do a lot of reading to keep myself up to date and I attend local training days on various topics. Most recently
Single Session Counselling
Anger and Shame
Mental Health Awareness
Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults (Level 1)
Stress Management Diploma (Level 3)
Cancer Awareness Day
BACP Practitioners Conference
Applied Suicide Inerventions Skills Training (ASSIST)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Understanding Self Harm
A Person Centred/Experiental View on Working with Mental Health Issues
Working with Christian Beliefs in Counselling
Undserstanding and Supporting People with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (Jdaola)
Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (Jadola)
Relaxation and Stress Management
Life after Trauma
Attachment and Neurology
Cruse Bereavement Training
Advanced Diploma in Counselling (Level 4) 2005
Childhood Loss and Bereavement 2004
Loss and Bereavement (Level 1) 2003
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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 aks me to.
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I offer a free intial consultation for one to one counselling (£10 for a couple). This is a chance to come and meet me; discuss what you would like to get our of the counselling sessions; discuss any fears or worries you might have and the fee. It would be for half an hour.
One to one sessions are £40 for a one hour session for people who are working and can afford it. I also offer concessions, please call to discuss these.
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.
I work in the centre of Blackpool where there is car parking and it is easily accessible by bus and tram. I am based at St. Johns Church Business and Community Centre which is the large Church opposite the Winter Gardens/Opera House. The church is split into different rooms for various activites and there is a counselling room. The counselling has nothing to do with the Church, I am just renting the room from them. I use this building entirely for the counselling rooms which includes disable access and toilet.
I also do home visits for the elderly or people with mobility problems.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Early morning sessions (8.30pm) throughout the day and evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|