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MA, FdSc, B.Ed, MBACP, MNCS Accred
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

About me

Are you going through an anxious time, suffering from the loss of a loved one, struggling with problems in your relationships or maybe feeling stressed at work? Sometimes we find ourselves in a difficult place and we're not quite sure how we arrived there.  I can offer you a confidential and safe environment to help you find a way through your difficulties.  I will listen to you without judging you or trying to 'fix' you.  As an integrative counsellor, I have a wide variety of theories and styles to draw on to suit the needs of the individual person. This means that every approach is personal and tailored to your specific requirements. I am qualified to counsel adults, young people and children.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Counselling Children and Young People (University of South Wales)

• Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling (Newman University)

• Certificate in Counselling Skills (Gloucester Counselling Services)

• Ascentis Level 2 in Bereavement Care

• Cruse training in Bereavement in Children and Young People

• Ascentis Level 3 Certificate in Supervision

• B.Ed Hons Nursery/Primary Education (University of London)

• PG Cert Education (Special Educational Needs Coordination)

•  Enhanced DBS Certificate

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

Further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I regularly update my knowledge and skills by Continued Professional Development (CPD) workshops. To date this has included Self Harm in Young People, Creative Therapy, Creative Writing in Therapy; Mindfulness; Trauma, OCD, Eating Disorders; Safeguarding (updated annually); Sexual Exploitation in Young People, Play Therapy and Tele-play Therapy, Creative Story Making, Online and Telephone Counselling.

My experience

My journey into counselling began when I sought my own personal therapy to help me negotiate challenges in my life. Through the listening ear of my very patient counsellor I was able to reflect on my past, make sense of my situation and feel empowered to move foreword with hope and purpose into the next chapter of my story.

I trained as an integrative counsellor at Newman University and have been counselling adults at The Well Counselling, Malvern, and supervising bereavement volunteers for Cruse Bereavement Care.  In my private practice I see adults, children and young people. I work as a primary school counsellor in Wales and have recently begun working in a local primary school as a school counsellor. My counselling room is in my home, in a small village near Tewkesbury.

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and adhere to their ethics and guidelines. I am also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I have achieved the BACP Certificate of Proficiency. After my initial training in psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural therapy, I completed training in Bereavement through Cruse Bereavement Care. I later trained in working with children who had been bereaved and as a supervisor with Cruse.

Counselling children

I  trained to work with children and young people at the University of South Wales where I gained an MA. I have helped children with depression, behavioural issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-harm, anxiety, autism, family problems, anger, bullying, low self-esteem, sexual abuse and bereavement. When working with children and young people I use creative counselling skills, play and sand tray work to help the child/young person engage in the process. I often work through story making which helps the children to externalise their problem by looking at it from a different perspective. Through stories, the child or young person (or adult) can view the problem from another point of view and they do not feel exposed.  Many of the games I use are made by myself and tailored to the individual child.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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National Counselling Society

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free telephone conversation

  • £20 for the first session
  • £40 for subsequent sessions
  • £30 for children and young people up to age 25
  • £30 for students

Other concessions are available - please enquire

When I work

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At the moment, I am offering video counselling via Zoom,  Skype or Microsoft Teams.  When I feel it is safe to do so I will offer face-to-face counselling in my home.

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Owing to the Pandemic, I am offering online counselling by Zoom or Doxy.Me As soon as it is possible to work face to face I will resume working this way in my home. Why not give Zoom a try? No need to leave your home.

Eileen Moss

Eileen Moss