Judy Salmon Reg MBACP(Accred). Accredited certified EFT practitioner.
I have 14 years experience working with clients on short and long term basis, with issues such as generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, anxiety, depression and feeling sad. As well as family issues, relationship issues such as affairs and betrayal, seperation and divorce, and low self esteem and phobias. I am caring and approachable, with a belief that just asking for help is a huge step forwards to feeling better. However counselling is a very personal experience and it is important that you are comfortable in my presence, so think of a first session as getting to know things and building confidence and trust. It may not be easy or comfortable to talk initially.
How I work
I Initially trained as a Person-Centred counsellor, so listening and allowing space for you to express your thoughts and feelings is an important part of the therapy. However I may use a combination of therapeutic techniques depending on your needs and what feels right for you. I have attended training courses which have allowed me to develop further skills.
I am an accredited Emotional freedom technique (tapping) practitioner, which I use with clients, who wish to experience tapping, usually for stress and anxiety. It helps work through personal life challenges by clearing the emotional response connected to the issue. This works well for psychological barriers and self-limiting behaviours as well as pain relief, addictions, stress and anxiety.
I also have a special interest in using some creative art therapy ideas when appropriate.
Will counselling work for you?
If you are new to counselling or you have found benefit from counselling before, I may be able to help you. sometimes we just need a safe place to offload, and a space to relax in to look at your problem with fresh eyes. I respect the many different experiences of the individual, some people just feel unhappy in some way and need the help and tools to make sense of their situation.
A little more about me
Originally from a farming, rural background with a strong equestrian influence, however, circumstances and life changes led me into counselling at a later date. Always being interested in psychology in humans and animals alike as well as different types of therapy and self help, I trained some years ago with horses and as an aromatherapist. The person -centred approach to counselling felt right for me, helping others to bring about change. I have been a counsellor now for 14 years. I enjoy gardening, anything creative, art, music, walking, cycling, 'Tapping' and 'Art Therapy' for self development.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
- MBACP accred
- Accredited, Certified EFT practitioner.
- level 4 couples counselling
My previous counselling experience include 13 years working for Confide counselling services, in Shrewsbury, the only BACP accredited counselling charity in Shropshire.
12 years as a counsellor in Marden GP surgery, Shrewsbury and other surgeries on shorter contracts and whilst training.
Alongside this I have provided counselling for those leaving prison to prepare them for a successful release from custodial sentences, helping them to gain self awareness.
I have previously seen clients in private practice and on Employee assistance programmes.
Some of the CPD training attended as follows:
- Foundation week in Art Therapy
- Psychodrama Therapy Group
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills (CBT)
- Solution focussed brief therapy
- Working with relationships
- Working with spirituality
- Working with depressed clients
- Mindfulness for counsellors
- Working at relational depth
- Working with trauma
- Psychodynamic assessments
- The use of geneology
- N.L.P 2 day introductory course
- Understanding dissociation and complex dissociative disorders. Disorganised Attachment
- The Use of creative media in therapy
- Working with Cultural Diversity
- An introduction to mindful self compassion
- Using sand tray in the therapy room.
- EFT level 1 and 2
- Understanding Aspergers and Autism
- Telephone counselling skills
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
- Free informal chat prior to deciding whether to go ahead with the counselling.
- £40 per hour and £50 per hour for couples .
To arrange the initial appointment you can contact me by either phone, text or email.
I see clients in a specially appointed room from my home at Morda, Oswestry as well as the Roy fletcher centre in shrewsbury town centre.
I am located on the outskirts of Oswestry, easily accessible by road, on a bus route and with parking immediately outside the entrance door. The counselling room is comfortably furnished to a high standard, to encourage a relaxed professional therapeutic experience.
Please note - Cancellation fees do apply.
Quotes from client feedback:
"I just want to say thank you so much for everything. It has made a huge difference by talking to you and you listening.you`ve helped me move on and get on with the rest of my life. it`ll always be there the pain, but you`ve helped me get through it."
"I wish I had agreed to have this counselling when it was suggested to me a couple of years ago. I believe it would have saved me some of the unhappiness I was experiencing".
"I now have some courage to confront situations I was unable to deal with before the counselling sessions, thank you".
"I felt comfortable and relaxed during the sessions, as I have never had counselling before".
"A realisation that our destiny is in our own hands".
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
at Morda Oswestry, parking directly outside counselling room. the counselling room is on ground level.
I am available to see clients face to face by appointment, daytime and evenings.Telephone and Skype counselling service available. Home visits by special request for those unable to travel.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|