Louise Goldsmith BSc (Hons) UKCP Psychotherapeutic Counsellor MBACP
Does something need to change in your life? Would it help to talk it through? Being 'heard' is crucial to our development and ability to validate ourselves as worthwhile human beings.
I provide a non-judgemental counselling service in a safe environment to help you explore your concerns and gain control of your situation.
As an integrative counsellor, I am able to draw from a range of theories to suit your needs as an individual. Through counselling, I can help you to understand yourself and as your self-awareness grows, provide you with the opportunity for positive change.
Many people have been given a label for their difficulties such as 'depression' 'anxiety' or an 'eating disorder'. I work with the person, not the label, and through this help you discover your worth as a person.
Whether you want a few sessions or need longer to work through a problem, I can help you progress. I provide a flexible and confidential service, built around your needs.
I am a fully registered and accredited member of the UKCP, to which I adhere to their code of professional practice.
I have regular supervision and undertake training regularly for my professional development. Periodically, I will engage with a personal counsellor to continue my personal development.
I have completed my degree in Integrative counselling.
I qualified as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in 2010 and have had a private practice since then, and also worked within NHS, employed by Mind mental health charity for 7 years.
I have worked with a diversity of difficulties with very positive results. If you are interested in working with me, do call, and we can arrange to meet for an assessment after which we can talk about whether working together would suit your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have training, qualifications and/or experience in the following areas-
Integrative Counselling Degree
Integrative Advanced Diploma in Counselling.
Mindfulness/Mindfulness teacher training
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate.
Person Centred Counselling Certificate.
Psychology 'A' level
Mind Mental Health First Aid.
Mental Health-Counselling for Mind.
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner for NHS.
Integrative High Intensity Counsellor for 'Mind 'working within the NHS.
Assessing and triaging skills.
Working with a diversity of life presentations- abuse/relationship breakdown/anxiety/depression/low self esteem/gender issues and more.
Supervision for Counselling
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial counselling assessment £45.
My fees are £50 per 50 minute individual counselling session.
For a couples session 1 hour- £75.
I am able to see you in Reepham/Melton Constable
If you are unable to travel I am a competent in delivering counselling by telephone.
*I provide Supervision to counsellors-
£40 for an hour
£60 for an hour and a half.