Celia Ramsden MYALO Counselling
Who am I and how might counselling help-
I am a Person Centred Counsellor, Registered Veterinary Nurse and was a lecturer in a local college for over 20 years. Having worked closely with students of all ages, I realised how important and helpful it was to offer support by listening. I understand how life and work (and sometimes also studying) often become difficult to manage and having a non-judgemental person to share it with can help you feel less confused and more able to make useful choices on how to move forward.
Having experienced the benefits of personal counselling myself, I know that it takes courage to decide to talk to a stranger and how difficult it is to pick a counsellor from so many. Every counsellor is different and sometimes the first one you meet might not be the right match for you. Please don't think that all counsellors are the same; we all work in different ways and there is someone for everyone.
What happens in counselling sessions?
I can offer a safe, confidential space for you to talk about anything that is causing you concern, worry, anxiety or distress. I will not judge you, give you my opinion, advice or homework, but I will offer you empathy and the time to express how you are feeling.
Pet Bereavement therapy-
Being both a Registered Veterinary Nurse and Counsellor enables me to offer an understanding to bereaved pet owners that are struggling following the loss of their loyal companion. Owners can also be anxious about pets requiring general anaesthesia for surgery or with terminal illness and when is the right time to say goodbye. Sometimes other people in our lives might not understand why you feel the way you do about your pet and perhaps sharing your feelings with them is difficult. I can offer you a compassionate space to express your thoughts and feelings about your pet.
Support for College/University students-
Studying at college at any level and meeting deadlines or assessments can be extremely stressful and juggling your studies with life and (if you're an apprentice) work is often difficult. As an experienced college lecturer and practical examiner, I can offer a genuine understanding and offer support whilst you study.
I also offer workshops to groups, providing information resilience and stress management.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (Level 5)
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Level 4)
- Certificate in Helping Skills (NCFE)
- Childhood Grief & Loss Levels 1 & 2
- Cornwall Rape & Sexual Abuse Training Programme
- Applied Suicide Intervention Training
- Certificate in Education
- Registered Veterinary Nurse; Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
- Sessional work; working 1:1 and groups at The Dreadnought Young Peoples Centre.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Pet Bereavement therapy
I can offer a 30 minute initial session, so that we can get to know each other and see if we wish to continue with more sessions- £20
Other sessions will each be 50 minutes and the fee will be £40.
I have 2 spaces available at the concessionary rate of £20.
You can either e-mail me via this website or telephone me to arrange an initial session. We will then decide a suitable time to suit you.
There is no obligation to continue with sessions after the initial meet session and you can have as few or as many sessions as you require.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 6pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|