Belinda (Billie) Bowskill BScHons, CounsDip At One 2 Be Heard
I offer a very high standard of therapy at very low cost, because I believe counselling should be accessible to everyone!
'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 to have a face to face initial assessment this can be up to an hour long and will cost £10.00, it will be at this stage that you can decide if you wish to progress with therapy with me, and I can take you on as my client.
I offer 1 hour therapy on either a weekly or fortnightly basis.
Initial consultation £10.00
1 hour counselling session £25.00
5 x 1hour sessions £100.00 when paid in advance (NB. This is non-refundable)
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Aquired Brain Trauma (through both accident and disease)
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Initial consultation £10.00
1 Hour Counselling Session £25.00
5 x 1hour Counselling sessions £100.00 when paid in advance (NB. This is non-refundable)
Group and Workshops vary, contact for details.
I believe that Counselling and Psychological Therapies should be accessible for everyone, and therefore I have managed to change my venue so I can cut my prices to be extremely competitive.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer week day and evening appointments, and limited weekend appointments.
Types of client