Judy Salmon Reg MBACP(Accred). Accredited certified EFT practitioner.
I have 14 years experience working with clients on short term and long term basis, covering a huge variety of issues. I am caring and approachable having worked in a variety of different settings.
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 may use with relevant clients. 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 can see clients in the centre of Shrewsbury or 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|
I am available to see clients by appointment, daytime and evenings.Telephone and Skype counselling service available. Home visits by special request for the ill and disabled.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|