Estar Wells BSc Psych (Hons) MBPsS Dip.Couns Reg. MBACP
Coronavirus Covid 19: Are you worried and anxious about the Coronavirus Covid 19? Do you need to talk to someone? I'm here for you to talk about what you're going through..however it's affecting your life.
I'm not here to give advice or as a helpline.. but I can be here to talk to and to provide you with ONLINE counselling or TELEPHONE counselling and to walk with you. I realise that for some clients the transition over to either online or telephone counselling can sometimes be difficult due to isolation with our families or partners and so it is difficult to find the privacy for sessions in some cases. For this reason I am offering E-MAIL counselling as an alternative.
I feel strongly about people being able to have access to counselling and confidential help when it’s needed and I am dedicated to this, whether this concerns what's going on currently and its effects on us, or whether this concerns other things in your life.
Following the government's guidelines, The Wellness Centre (Totem Wings) is continuing to provide various therapies now online. There is online distance healing, online meditation and online classes which will help you to re-centre through this challenging time. For these you can find Hawarden Wellness Centre on Facebook or Instagram.
It is within this ethos of love, kindness and acceptance that I want to provide you with my counselling services through Counselling Choices (counsellingchoices.co.uk).
My therapeutic approach is calm and patient. I keep a very open heart and I am non-judgemental. So whatever you want to talk about, whatever is worrying you, I am here to give you my complete attention and respect, as we work together on a journey towards acceptance or change in your life. You will find a warm, professional and meaningful counsellor/client relationship in which it’s easy and comfortable for you to communicate.
As a fully qualified and experienced therapeutic counsellor, registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and member of the British Psychological Society, I work according to their regulations and guidelines for good ethical practice and work to a high standard. I attend regular ongoing private Clinical Supervision, training courses and workshops which form my Continuing Personal Development (CPD) continually required by the BACP and BPS. I offer face to face sessions in my private therapy room, or telephone sessions. I work with individuals, couples and families.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BSc Psych (Hons) (BPS accredited)
L3 Certificate in Life Coaching
Couples Counselling (The Counselling Academy)
Supporting Male Victims of Domestic Abuse (The Mankind Initiative & CPD Standards Office)
'Transitioner’ Counselling Training for Voyager Project (Age Connect)
Volunteering and Community Engagement (ALW)
Telephone Counselling Training (Cruse)
Endings, Evaluations and Outcomes (Cruse)
Creative Journaling (Cruse)
Solution Focused Therapy (Cruse)
Helping Bereaved Children and Young People (Cruse)
Dementia Awareness Training (Cruse)
Photography as a Therapeutic Tool (Experiential Workshop)
Safeguarding Training (Cruse)
Sudden and Traumatic Death (Cruse)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Cruse)
Neuro Linguistic Programming (Cruse)
Responding to Disclosures; Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence; Equality and Diversity; Demystifying Child Sexual Exploitation; Impact of Childhood Sexual Violence; Safeguarding Children; Safeguarding Adults; Suicide (RASA-Rape and Sexual Abuse)
Theories and Skills of Family Therapy (WEA)
Awareness in Bereavement Care (Cruse/Ascentis)
Sand and Art Therapy (Experiential Workshop)
Bereavement Counselling (WEA)
Counselling Adolescents (WEA)
Counselling Skills (WEA)
TEFL (Teaching English) (I-to-I Learning)
Counselling for Teachers (Community Help Service Brussels)
Professional Registration & Membership:
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Graduate member of the British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Stress and Anxiety
I have a special interest in Couples Issues and Relationship Difficulties
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My fee for Individual Counselling is £40 per session.
My fee for Couples Counselling is £50 per session.
I also offer concessions for individual counselling based on circumstances.
Life coaching is available at a rate of £45 per session.
I completed my BSc (Hons) in Psychology, specialising in Cognitive Psychology, Child Psychology and Social Psychology, my diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and hold certificates including Theories and Skills of Family Therapy, Counselling Adolescents, Bereavement Counselling, Supporting Male Victims of Domestic Abuse, Solution Focused Therapy and others. As well as running my own private practice, I also work with Cruse Bereavement Services and with Families Need Fathers Both Parents Matter. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, depression, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, family issues, sexual abuse and bereavement.
Whilst my approach is integrative, drawing from different theories according to the needs of individual clients, including Person Centred theory, Psychodynamic theory, Transactional Analysis, and CBT, some clients prefer a more structured approach for specific goals they would like to work towards in their life. This Solution Focused or Brief Therapy method is sometimes included in the way I work with certain clients in my counselling practice, when appropriate as well as with couples. Additionally, as a fully qualified life coach, I also offer life coaching as another separate service.
I take referrals from:
- Individuals & couples.
- Employee assistance programmes.
- National Health Service.
- Agencies & charities.
- Schools & colleges.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||Yes|
Free carpark belonging to building at Parkfields Community Centre; Free nearby carpark at Hawarden Wellness Centre.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, afternoons and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|