Coral Geeves MBACP, Dip.Couns, Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Counselling can be the first step in taking care of yourself and creating self value. As a fully qualified counsellor I aim to provide a warm, trustworthy and genuine relationship throughout our work together, enabling personal growth and positive influences in your ability to take charge of your life without giving you advice or sharing my opinions.
I believe that the quality of the relationship between client and therapist in feeling safe and understood, are the necessary conditions for working through your problems and determining the outcome of therapy.
I have experience working with a wide range of diverse and psychological issues and I am accredited in the Influences of Behaviour. Various settings that I have worked include the NHS in GP Surgeries, Registered Bereavement Services (HBBS), Mainstream Primary and Secondary Schools, Individual Counselling and Couples Counselling within the Public Sector and in Private Practice.
I believe that everyone is unique with their own personal view of the world and each individual has their own responses to life events. Men and women of all ages and backgrounds seek counselling for many different reasons such as, feeling confused or unhappy with relationships, troubled by reactions to events or people from past experiences, suffering from stress, anxiety, feeling depressed and lonely or emotionally distressed with a recent life crises such as divorce or bereavement. You may simply be a feeling that something's not 'quite right' and want to make sense of your life.
Sharing how you feel with your counsellor and having your feelings heard and respected, can be extremely helpful in facilitating change.
How you express your feelings is personal and we all have our own ways of doing this. Within the process of counselling, I aim to help you gain a sense of awareness of how the difficulties you are experiencing are impacting on your life and your relationships. Therapy enables you to explore and identify your feelings, whilst help you to recognise and draw on your own resources and strengths in discovering solutions to grow and develop.
As an experienced practitioner and a registered member of a professional association, (BACP) I run my own practice with the highest level of competence in abiding by ethical guidelines and I am committed to professional development to enhance my work. My approaches include Psychotherapy, Humanistic, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Transactional Analysis, which I specifically tailor to your needs and concerns. My work is fully focused on our relationship and you as an individual.
I offer an initial assessment for us both the opportunity to meet and discuss your difficulties and for you to gain a sense in if I am the right person for you. Sessions can be short or long term, where you can talk freely at your own pace in a safe, non judgmental and confidential setting.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Integrative Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy
- CPCAB Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Counselling Skills
- NOCN Understanding Mental Health & Wellbeing
- Professional Accreditation in the Influences of Behaviour
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
- Attachment Theory from the inside/ Relationship Issues
- Working Therapeutically with Lies, Shame & Guilt
- Understanding Anger and Rage
- BACP Neurotransmitters, Anxiety, Depression & Addictions
- Dissociation, Trauma & Abuse
- Bereavement & Loss
- Dealing with Vicarious Trauma
- Verbal Behaviour
- Working Therapeutically with Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Applied Behaviour Analysis Therapy
- Dementia Awareness
- Certificate Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults
- Safeguarding Children from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation
- Accreditation in The Development of Children and Young People
- Accreditation in Working Professionally with Children and Young People
- Fully DBS checked
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have experience applying, Behaviour Analysis Therapy, for parents/carers of children and young people with autism. My work involved shaping behaviour in order to reduce frustrations and anxiety. Becoming aware of the way we react and respond, enables the ability to communicate in a healthy and more positive way of being and achieve goals.
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I offer an initial assessment which enables us both the opportunity to discuss your difficulties and for you to gain a sense in if I am the right person for you.
- Individual Counselling is for 50 min £40
- Couples Counselling is for 1 hour £60
- Young People Counselling is for 45 min £35
- Concessions offered to students, pensioners and those on low income.
My private practice is held in a discreet and peaceful log cabin situated away from an existing building, which aims to provide a safe place for you to express your feelings/anxieties in therapeutic and confidential setting.
There are no parking restrictions if travelling by car and I am within a short walking distance from public transport.
Please feel free to call or email me with any questions you may have or to make an appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday 9am to 7.30pm.
Types of client