Elainer Kerstin - Reg MBACP (Lavender Counselling Services)
Scott Bader Innovation Centre
Our thoughts, feelings and experiences can become overwhelming at times. I am able to offer you the opportunity to feel heard and understood. This will enable you to explore and manage your emotions, allowing you to work towards resolving issues and beneficial change.
YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
Your initial appointment will be free of charge with no obligation, as I believe it is important to trust and feel comfortable with your counsellor and have confidence that working together may be therapeutic for you. This assessment allows us to meet and discuss what it is you would like and need from counselling.
HOW COUNSELLING MAY HELP YOU
Perhaps you are suffering from anxiety or depression, grieving after a bereavement or have suffered 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 be experiencing health issues, chronic pain or have unresolved issues that you would like to explore? Sometimes we just cannot identify the reasons that are making us feel this way, exploring the past and present may bring awareness and understanding.
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. My belief that emotional discord can affect our physical health allows me to look at the whole picture and perhaps suggest coping strategies. This is supported by research and may affect a range of issues including anxiety, panic attacks and even pain.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with adults as a Person Centred Counsellor in Northamptonshire and have a special interest in anxiety, stress and trauma. I treat all of my clients with empathy, respect and without judgement offering the best possible support at all times. My counselling room is very comfortable, welcoming and situated on the ground floor in a quiet and peaceful location with plenty of free parking.
Adults - over 18
I offer short and long term private counselling - face to face.
Employee Support - working with businesses, 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. This has shown to significantly reduce staff absences.
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:
Private Clients - Adults (18 and over)
Businesses, Schools and Organisations - Employee Assistance - 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
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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Free initial consultation.
£40 per session.
Discount for students
My office is located in Wollaston, Northamptonshire with easy access from Wellingborough, Northampton, Rushden, Irchester, Bozeat, Earls Barton, Higham Ferrers, Thrapston, 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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Availability is flexible, I can offer daytime and evening appointments and try to fit with your schedule.
Types of client