Belinda (Billie) Bowskill BScHons, CounsDip At One 2 Be Heard
'It can be so hard to make the first step to find help with issues that are affecting your emotional wellbeing, but make your first step be here!'
I am a qualified counsellor, group facilitator and registered member with the BACP, and I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental therapy space in Royton, Oldham.
My background is in psychology, and in particular neuropsychology and one of my specialist areas is helping those coming to terms with an acquired disability, or mild brain injury. I also work with the families of ABI patients, helping them through difficult times. I have worked within the NHS in both psychology and psychological therapies.
As the wife and mum of ex serving military persons, and my voluntary work with SSAFA, I have experience of military life, and an understanding of the difficulties surrounding it, for both serving persons and their families, and those who have left the forces and are experiencing difficulties at present.
I have worked for almost 10 years with groups, especially in areas of anxiety and depression, either in support groups, therapy groups or delivering workshops, and for several years now I have worked as a 1:1 counsellor in bereavement, loss and trauma and general counselling. My core work is person centred, but I integrate some influences of other therapeutic models, such as CBT and mindfulness depending on a person's needs.
What I offer
I'm not an advisor and I won't tell you what to do, but through listening to you and understanding how things feel for 'you', I can offer you help in finding your path to empowerment and self-healing. I encourage the promotion of your own self-growth and allow you to explore ways to make changes in your life that can bring about a better sense of wellbeing. By allowing you to talk and be listened to without judgement, can feel unusual, but also liberating and refreshing for a lot of people.
I also use creativity with clients who struggle with expressing their emotions, through art, and imagery. But mostly I use talking therapy.
Counselling can give you new perspectives, and help you to make life choices, and if you feel that at the moment you are not happy with your life and it's causing emotional and psychological stress then maybe you are ready to make changes... changes that can allow you to find some level of happiness and satisfaction. I can help by being with you at those difficult steps towards change, and sometimes the steps may take you back first before you can move forward, and I will help you in your decision as to how you pave your new path to a person with a healthier mental wellbeing.
What to do next
Contact me, either by phone 07971 403 703, or email and leave a message and clear contact details.
I will then get in touch with you as soon as I can, which may be 48hours later, and have a brief conversation as to how I may be able to help you, and we will then arrange an appointment.
Initial session £20.00 ( this is where you can ask questions and decide if you wish to proceed with myself as your therapist)
I offer 1 hour therapy on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
1 hour online or phone counselling session £25.00
1 hour face to face counselling session £30.00
1 1/2 hour couples counselling session £50.00
1 hour home visit counselling session is from £45.00
Group and workshop prices vary depending on what you want, please get in touch for enquiries, or look up my facebook page for any new courses or workshops coming up.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Hons Psychology
- Diploma Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling
- Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
- Mentoring Young People
- Safeguarding Adults & Children
- Self Harm Awareness
- Suicide Awareness
- Suicide Prevention
- Attachment Theory -Working with Young People
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Groups
- Training the Trainer
- Deep Relaxation Techniques
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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Aquired Brain Trauma (through both accident and disease)
£30.00 per session
1 Hour face to face Counselling Session £30.00
1 Hour online or phone Counselling session £25.00
1 1/2 hour couples counselling session £50.00
Group and Workshops vary, contact for details.
Home visits from £45.00
I offer week day and evening appointments, and limited weekend appointments.