Geraldine Sellars Counsellor & supervisor Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
Hi there, my name is Geri, I offer counselling and supervision.
I work with individuals, couples, young people and adults. I offer supervision to qualified counsellors and trainees in North Cotes, Grimsby.
I work with varying issues from Depression, anxiety, stress, Bereavement and PTSD.
Trauma:- For example if your seeking help with PTSD I can use the rewind technique as I believe this is the kindest method, I have discovered, for quickly alleviating the symptoms of trauma without continuously exposing the client to the triggers that give rise to panic and heightened emotional states.
Counselling: - Covers all aspects of life, as and when appropriate.
Once the difficulties in your life have become fully understood and appreciated, and both parties have formed agreement on these, then a strategy can be formulated – with achievable goals being agreed upon.
Counselling can be useful for many issues, some examples are family pressures and not knowing if an individual can cope with all of the pressures. I have worked with these issues and helping clients discuss, Prioritise in a safe place where clients can change the places of things a bit like a jigsaw puzzle, some fit then they don't so we change them around till they feel right. This can be really useful to help your mind make sense of theses issues.
Work pressures can be a big issue for people, first is taking some time to identify the real problem areas. From my experience clients come with what they think is the problem and after some time counselling identify the real problem and we can then work together to help achieve a solution more affectively.
I am a fully qualified CBT therapist, Person-Centered Counsellor with a BA (hons) Degree registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I have previously worked within the NHS voluntary sector for several years and with victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence at a leading charity in Lincolnshire.
I offer a counselling service and supervision for short and long term counselling, dependent upon individual clients requirements. Counselling is able to help for a wide range of issues from depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues, bereavement and pre-bereavement counselling and much more.
My aim as a Person Centered/integrative Counsellor is to offer my clients a non-judgmental and safe environment to explore their issues that may be blocking them from being who they want to be. Many issues can affect us all with todays busy lives and having a safe, confidential environment to share, explore and resolve these issues can help clients to move life forwards to a place their happy with.
I appreciate individualism in all of my clients and therefore tailor my counselling to best fit my clients needs.
Counselling does not always need to be sought when your problems are so bad you can hardly cope with what life throws at you, counselling can be used to manage your problems before they get too bad. Please contact me and let me help you get on the right track.
I am based in North Cotes, near Grimsby
Please email or phone me for further details and to discuss your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully accredited registered counsellor with the British Association for counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
ABC Introduction to Counselling Skills
ABC Counselling Skills certificate level
BA (Hons) Counselling Studies Degree
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Sexual & Domestic violence training
Diploma in child and adolescent therapy
Core training with Zoe Lodrick in the neuroscience of sexualised trauma. 2018,17,16,15
Domestic abuse level 1&2
Rewind Technique for treating PTSD Nov 2019
Certificate of attendance in,
Seminar, Caring for the bereaved. Dr Bill Webster
Self harm awareness training
Susan Jeffers Feel the fear & do it anyway training
Aspects of death & dying Myths & Misconceptions
Sir Richard Bowlby Personal Aspects of Attachment theory the science of family bonds.
Systemic Family Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural therapy for children
ASIST Suicide intervention carer
Couples counselling workshop
CBT-I Therapy for insomnia May 2012
CADES Substance Misuse
Clinical supervision certificate BPS approved October 2014
safeguarding children level 1 &2 LSCB
Karma Nirvana, considering the two subjects of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence. Oct 2015
OU Online How to do counselling online May 2020
BACP Keeping clients at the centre May 2020
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
supervision offered to students and qualified counsellors
Fees range from £35 Per hourly session. please contact me for further information.
Couples counselling £50 per hourly session.
EAP rates -please contact me for these.
Student Counselling for students undertaking their training is offered at a reduced fee, please contact me for further details £25.00
Supervision, student rates £40 per 1.5hr session as per BACP ethical framework.
fully qualified supervision £45 per session up to a maximum of an hour and a half.
please pay at the beginning of your session, if you do not attend and do not make contact I am obliged to invoice you for your missed session.
Please contact me for prices for individual, commercial rates! If you require any further information.
Daytime, some evenings and Saturday appointments are available.
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