Dionne Treasure - Human Balance Counselling
We are a small team of qualified and insured female counsellors operating as a private practice called “Human Balance”.
We know how important balance can be and that it can mean different things to different people. Emotional balance? Life balance? Relationship balance? It’s great when everything feels balanced! But from time to time life throws up challenges which can make us feel unbalanced and it can be helpful to explore these challenges with someone you don't already know.
As Person Centred Counsellors our main aim is to provide you with a confidential, non-judgemental space where you feel comfortable enough to talk about and explore your world. We are passionate about keeping you at the centre of our practice. You are different from everyone else and come with your own unique desires and needs and so we are always enthusiastic about working together to see how we can best meet these. We might simply provide a space to enable you to start exploring your issues by talking about them at a deeper level - or we could find ourselves working using art materials, miniature objects or sand. We might also incorporate different approaches such as Gestalt, CBT exercises or mindfulness; we’re open to working in whichever way feels right for you as we explore your issues together.
As counsellors we have worked with adults of all ages and across a multitude of issues including (but not limited to); bereavement, cancer, dementia, chronic and life limiting illness, anxiety, depression, abuse, low self-esteem, isolation, family and relationship issues, trauma and sexuality, gender and race issues.
The following testimonial is from a client who one of our counsellors worked with. The client has granted permission for this to be published:
"Even on the first visit, I felt immediately at ease with Hayley, and able to be open about my thoughts and feelings. I very much valued the fact that sessions were relaxed and that I was able to explore issues at a pace that I was happy with. I never felt that particular answers were expected, or that I was being pushed in a particular direction, but I inevitably ended each session feeling positive. I feel much better about myself and so much more resilient, as a result of her help."
Training, qualifications & experience
We are both BACP registered qualified counsellors with the following respective qualifications:
- Degree of Bachelor of Science In Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Level 4 CPCAB Accreditation Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Foundation Degree Arts in Counselling
- BTEC Level 4 Working with Children and Young People
- Level 3 CPCAB Accreditation in Counselling Studies
- Level 3 Counselling Diploma
- Level 2 CPCAB Accreditation in Counselling Skills
We are always furthering our knowledge by reading research and attending various workshops and courses as part of our continued professional development. Our counsellor who works with children also holds an enhanced DBS check.
We are Registered Members of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and fully subscribe to their Code of Ethics.
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Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
As the relationship between client and counsellor is vital we offer an initial introductory session of up to 30 minutes free of charge, this enables us to meet each other, discuss how we could work together and see whether you feel that what your counsellor offers is a good match for you.
Subsequent sessions are as follows:
Individual counselling: £40 per hour
Couples counselling: £60 per hour
Family counselling: £60 per hour
Young person (12-17) counselling: £40 per hour
If any of these costs are prohibitive concessionary rates are negotiable, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss.
What is counselling?
Counselling offers regular opportunities to explore your issues in an unbiased and confidential environment. Whilst we don’t offer advice, talking things through can help you to work towards solutions to your problems.
How many sessions will I need?
Every client is different and so unfortunately this is impossible to answer. Upon meeting we will discuss your needs and budget and see how best we can work with them. We also regularly review our work with you as a client; this may include discussion around the number of sessions going forward.
What does being a Registered BACP member mean?
BACP is a regulatory body; in order to be a member a counsellor must have completed training to a sufficient standard and undertake ongoing training and development. They provide registered counsellors with an ethical framework to follow in order to ensure an optimum standard of counselling is delivered and a complaints procedure to offer further protection to clients.
Which methods of counselling do you offer?
Whilst face to face counselling is our preferred method of counselling due to the deeper therapeutic connection this method can offer, we can also offer sessions via Skype or telephone. These additional methods can be particularly helpful during illness as they enable a continuation of therapy which may otherwise not be possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
We operate from the ground floor however unfortunately the property is not wheelchair accessible.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|