Elainer Kerstin - Dip.Couns. Reg MBACP (Lavender Counselling Services)
Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, depression or trauma, grieving after a bereavement or suffering a different kind of loss? Maybe work place stress is having a detrimental effect on your well being or you are having relationship problems? You may have health issues, panic attacks or chronic pain? You may feel there are unresolved issues that you would like to explore, have low self worth or are experiencing negative thoughts and feelings?
Sometimes we just cannot identify the reasons why we are feeling the way we do, exploring the past and the present may bring understanding and awareness.
I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with clients privately on a short and long term basis and also within educational trusts in Northamptonshire providing counselling to teachers and support staff.
HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP YOU
Our thoughts, feelings and experiences can become overwhelming at times. I can offer you the opportunity to feel heard and understood in a warm and friendly manner in a safe and peaceful environment. This will enable you to explore and manage your emotions, allowing you to work towards resolving issues and beneficial change.
Counselling is a safe, confidential place to offload, express and process your feelings in a way that may not be available to you at the moment, this may allow you to feel less alone or isolated. Research has shown that our emotional health can affect our physical health and vice versa affecting a range of issues including anxiety, panic attacks and even pain.
I treat all of my clients with empathy, respect and without judgement offering the best possible support at all times. My counselling rooms are comfortable, welcoming and situated on the ground floor in quiet and peaceful locations with plenty of free parking.
YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
Your first appointment will include an assessment to see what you would like and need from counselling. I feel it is important to trust and feel comfortable with your counsellor and have confidence that working together may be therapeutic for you, so if you feel you would like to talk me before arranging an appointment I do offer a free ten minute telephone consultation.
Adults - over 18
I offer private one to one, short and long term personal counselling in my offices at Wollaston and the Orchard Clinic in Thrapston offering a safe, warm and supportive approach.
I also offer Employee Support - working with organisations and schools offering counselling and emotional support to staff. This allows employees to explore work related and personal issues thus supporting and promoting well being.
HOW TO CONTACT ME
Please email, message or telephone me if you would like to make an appointment or have further enquiries, I aim to respond as soon as I am able.
Training, qualifications & experience
QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Counselling Skills
- Level 1 Introduction to Counselling
- Certificate in Transactional Analysis
- Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology
- Suicide Asist Certificate
- FURTHER TRAINING & CPD
- Trauma and the Body
- Grief and Loss
- Sexual Trauma
- Holistic Stress Management
- Anxiety and Stress
- Medications Training
- Narcissistic and Borderline Presentations
- Creative Tools for Therapy
Within my role at Lavender Counselling Services I provide counselling for the following:
Personal, private counselling - Adults (18 and over)
Educational Environments and Organisations - Counselling and Emotional Support
Previous counselling experience include roles within a private agency offering therapy to adults and also as a volunteer for a counselling charitable trust.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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£40 per session.
Concessions: Wollaston office only - £25.00 to Students, Over 65's or if in receipt of benefits, (proof required).
Free initial ten minute telephone consultation if required before booking a therapy session
My office locations are:
In Wollaston, Northamptonshire with easy access from Wellingborough, Northampton, Rushden, Irchester, Bozeat, Earls Barton, Higham Ferrers, and surrounding areas.
At the Orchard Clinic, Thrapston within easy reach of Kettering, Oundle, Raunds and surrounding areas.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and undertake a minimum of thirty hours continued professional development each year.
I hold full professional indemnity insurance and an Enhanced DBS certificate which is updated on a yearly basis.
Confidentiality and Integrity is of the utmost importance me, I adhere to the ethics and framework of the BACP at all times and comply with current General Data Protection Regulations.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Ground floor offices, no stairs. Free parking available.
Availability is flexible, I can offer daytime and evening appointments and try to fit with your schedule.
Types of client