Valerie Ward Reg MBACP Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Supervisor
I am a fully qualified therapeutic practitioner & clinical supervisor & a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) & I abide by their code of ethics. My training at Leeds Metropolitan University is accredited by the BACP. I have a wealth of experience working within the Primary Care Trust and have many years experience working independently in private practice. I offer both long & short term therapy, working face to face with adults & young people.
People come for counselling or psychotherapy for many reasons. Sometimes problems and situations require professional help to resolve them, some people find they're having difficulty coping, others want to use counselling for personal development. Whatever the reason, I am here to support you, and help you to find your own solutions. The counselling relationship can offer the space to talk through issues, explore situations and feelings without feeling judged.
I provide a safe, supportive & confidential environment, in which to explore problems which can enable you, the client, to gain a better understanding of your difficulties. This can help to build confidence and improve your ability to cope in a more informed way.
I chose counselling as a career after receiving counselling myself following a major crisis in my life. This has helped me to understand the process from a clients point of view. I believe I can help people discover for themselves a fulfillment in life which may be eluding them at the moment.
With my experience of working with a diverse range of issues my approach has become integrated and varied, drawing upon a variety of theoretical models, tailored to suit the individual needs of the client. I also have many years experience working with families who have lost loved ones in 'Road Traffic Accidents'.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training at Leeds Metropolitan University is accredited by the B.A.C.P. (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) & I am a member of this organisation and abide by their code of ethics. I have further qualifications in T.A. (Transactional Analysis) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), and working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I have a wealth of experience working within the Primary Care Trust taking G.P. referrals, and many years experience working independently in private practice. I am also a clinical supervisor for counselling practitioners, trainee counsellors and Health Care Professionals.
Diploma HE Therapeutic Counselling.
Cert. HE Interpersonal & Counselling Skillls.
Cert. Clinical Supervision.
Cert. Core Concepts Transactional Analysis .
Cert. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Cert. Psychophysiology of Trauma.
Cert. Time-limited Attachment-Informed Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
Cert. Couples Counselling
Cert. Introduction to Mental Health Issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
R.T.A.(Road Traffic Accidents)
Counselling & Psychotherapy
£50 per hour.
£50 per hour
Limited low cost places available for daytime sessions for trainee counsellors.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a fully qualified therapeutic practitioner & supervisor & a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) & I abide by their code of ethics.View supervision profile