Collette Loftus - Pg Dip, Bsc (Hons) 1st class, MBACP, MNCS (accred)

Collette Loftus - Pg Dip, Bsc (Hons) 1st class, MBACP, MNCS (accred)

Liskeard
Cornwall
PL14

07717281067 / 07717281067

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About me


I am a mature FACE-TO-FACE and SKYPE therapist and have had many life experiences and careers that now inform my work as a MBACP and NCS accredited psychotherapist. Having recently trained later in life, using a combination of Person-Centred, CBT and Gestalt methods plus others, this now blends with my innate sense of compassion, warmth, pro-activity and desire for people to reach their full potential – getting more out of their lives, jobs and relationships than they previously expected.

Often, the seeds of our current distress, anxiety or depression are partially sown by our initial families and heritages, including unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving that have been passed down the generations; but also often include cultural, economic and political factors that we have no obvious or conscious awareness that these impact us. Therefore, my recent postgraduate qualification in ‘Contemporary Identities’ from Bristol University, and a 1st class (Hons) degree in ‘Social Science’, also inform my pluralistic philosophical approach and therapeutic work.

My services

I integrate my value-base with coaching, counselling and psychotherapy techniques; not using each method in isolation from the other, but combining them with your life experiences, what you wish to explore in therapy, and who you are and what you want to achieve. Safety, trust and genuine regard are paramount for a successful client/therapist relationship. Therefore, we can work together in a warm, non-judgemental but gently challenging way, to enlighten you, to seek a richer outlook, to gain greater self-awareness, to reduce generalised anxiety, and to deepen a comprehension of your life options that you are not yet fully aware of.

I work exclusively with adults (FACE-TO-FACE and SKYPE) and have a particular interest in midlife transitions and older adult enquiry. You can explore behaviours, feelings, and thoughts, to perhaps reach new aspects of your personality that could enrich your next path. Even in mid-to later life, you can still explore and reach for change or opportunities; so if you are ready, or thinking about starting ‘The Work’ on yourself, please contact me for an initial free 30 minute session to see if I am the right therapist for you.

My location - I am centrally located near Liskeard town centre and railway station, have off-street parking, a warm, comfortable and private therapy room in my home, and am accessed by just three steps from the pavement, so people with limited mobility issues can access the premises. (For clients who use wheelchairs, please contact me for alternative arrangements).

Recent feedback - "Highly recommended. I have just finished six sessions with the amazing Collette. Sometimes it was very emotional and difficult. Other times amusing. However, I now feel as though a huge weight has been lifted and I can continue with my life. Many thanks again" GM

"I now feel as though I am able to cope with the challenges of life. I am now more fulfilled and at ease with myself. Once again thank you" BR

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in 'Contemporary Identities'
  • Advanced Specialist Diploma in Psychotherapy (Distinction)
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling
  • Bsc 1st Class (Hons) Social Science
  • Chartered Management Institute Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
  • DipHE Social Work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP
NCS

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Midlife crisis

Fees

£35 - £50 per 60 minute session (sliding scale dependent on affordability – no questions or judgement offered)

Further information

Face-to-face therapy available Tuesdays and Fridays in Liskeard 10am - 8pm

Skype therapy available at more flexible times

Insurance companies agreed on an individual basis

Maps & Directions

Liskeard, PL14

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:
Unspecified

Availability

FACE TO FACE Tuesdays and Fridays 10am - 8pm

SKYPE and LOCAL HOME VISITS agreed individually

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme