Aurelia Sleigh BA (Hons) MBACP
Taking New Online/Telephone Clients
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We are currently living in a really unprecedented, uncertain and confusing time. Anxiety can rise, health anxiety feels very real, we can feel confused and lonely wondering how can we reach out and feel less alone, along with feeling listened to and supported.
At the moment, every day there are new messages from the media, social media, and even the Government, which can feel overwhelming. Being able to sit with the unknown, the uncertainty of what will and is happening can feel really challenging. Reaching out and being able to speak to someone to help reduce the anxiety, or those overwhelming feelings that you may feel can help to rationalise what is going on
I also have a passion for helping people who feel out of control around food. With the current climate, snacking without feeling hungry or feeling as though eating and food are ruling your life can start to feel distressing, especially when we do not know how to manage difficult feelings. Together we can look for new ways of managing stress and anxiety so that you feel more in control and able to cope.
I currently have some availability to offer online or telephone counselling at the moment to anyone that feels this would help, to offer support in these uncertain times.
I also work with Young People Aged 11-18 years
As a part-time School Counsellor, I know how important it is to support young people and their mental health. Balancing today's demands, young people can become overwhelmed and not know how to manage their emotions. The current health crisis that we are facing can cause young people to feel frightened, concerned and overwhelmed. This can also raise feelings of anxiety for any family concerns; body image battles; anger and bereavement. Being able to talk about what's going on, feel safe and listened to, can help a young person express themselves and learn new ways of coping with confusing emotions.
How to get started:
In the first instance, please feel free to email or call so that we can arrange an initial free 15 minute telephone conversation. If you decide you would like to go ahead, we can then arrange an online or telephone assessment session, to help you decide if I am the counsellor for you. It will be an opportunity to explore what you would like to get out of counselling and how I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
- Post Qualifying Diploma in Eating Disorders
- FdSc Humanistic Person-Centred Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3
- Volunteer Counsellor with Mind, Bristol
- Part-time School Counsellor
- Therapeutic Group Facilitator, Binge Eating Disorder, Mind, Bristol
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per session
I have a limited number of concessionary sessions available.
I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to an Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I have regular supervision of my work which is in line with the BACP Guidelines.