Aurelia Sleigh BA (Hons) MBACP
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Do you find yourself feeling out of control around food? Maybe snacking without feeling hungry or feeling as though eating rules your life as you think about food all the time? Has food felt like a friend but also an enemy as you find yourself eating in secret and wish you could stop? Asking yourself, why can't I be like other people and just eat a balanced diet? Are you stuck on the dieting wheel of believing that If only I could lose weight I will be okay, and then feeling like a failure and ashamed of yourself when you can't stick to it?
I am passionate about supporting individuals who feel like they have a daily battle with food and weight and just don't understand why. Having struggled myself with disordered eating patterns and the dieting culture that bombards us, I know how hard it can be to pick yourself up and face the day. I offer a confidential and safe environment where you can feel listened to, supported and free to be yourself.
I can help you to understand what triggers you to feel out of control around food whilst arming you with tools to help reduce the times you overeat or binge. I will support you in gaining back control of your emotional eating to break the binging cycle, so that you can build your confidence and self-esteem. Together we can look for new ways of managing stress and anxiety so that you feel more in control and able to cope.
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. Friendship breakdowns; family concerns; body image battles; anger; bullying and bereavement are all things that can feel scary to a young person. 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. Afterwards, if you would like to go ahead and meet, we can book an initial assessment session for you to come along and meet with me, to 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£45 per session Adults
£30 per session Young People 11-18 years
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday daytime and Thursday afternoon/evening
Types of client