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Esther Pinder - Integrative Counsellor, Registered Member MBACP

Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 7ED 07533011446 07533011446
Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 7ED
07533011446 07533011446

About me

Welcome to Step In Counselling… I’m Esther, a qualified counsellor, working in Launceston, Cornwall (walking distance from the town centre). Throughout the lockdown period I am also providing telephone and Skype counselling sessions.

I recognise the courage that it takes to notice when you are struggling or feeling stuck, and to look for help. I therefore believe that acknowledging that you may need to talk with a counsellor is a positive step.

I strive to listen, really listen, so that I can understand how you see yourself and your world. Clients have shared with me how important it is that someone “gets” them, without judgement, and that is the cornerstone of my work. I work gently, at your pace, so that our work together is guided by what works best for you.

I support my clients in stepping into the different parts that make up who they are. As we go through life we may become defined by a particular experience, role or label which can cause us to view ourselves in a narrow way. My aim is to provide you with an environment in which you can share the burden of those things and begin to discover, or to rediscover, the parts of you that have been hiding.

As you and I work together we may become aware of patterns that exist in your life that are unhelpful, or possibly harmful to you. We can explore change and look at the ways in which you can implement change within yourself and your life. I will never tell you what to do – I believe that you are the expert on you, and I see it as part of my job to help you discover that.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Iron Mill College in Exeter. I also have a first class honours degree in Psychosocial Studies from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

I work with young people (aged 16-17) and with adults (aged 18 and over). I have experience of working with people of a range of ages and from a variety of backgrounds. I have worked with clients experiencing issues that have arisen recently including separation, changes in physical health and bereavement, as well as clients who have lived with hidden issues for many years including childhood abuse and domestic violence.

I have found that anxiety, depression, low self-worth and a lack or loss of identify are common, although at times isolating and frightening aspects of life for many of us. I believe that by connecting with the different parts of ourselves we find strengths and resources within us that may have become lost over time. When we step into ourselves fully we begin to value and care for ourselves more, and we learn that we are not all one thing or the other – and that is OK.

Like a number of my clients I have found that “overthinking” something is usually frustrating and unproductive, so I like to use a variety of techniques in my work to help us break that cycle. For example:

  • Describing feelings or experiences in metaphors and images
  • Focussing on the physical sensations that accompany thoughts and feelings
  • Sometimes I introduce theories or models that can be used to help us understand what you are experiencing
  • Using worksheets to help us focus on specific areas, and as a way for you to record and reflect on your progress
  • Trying out strategies to ease anxiety, such as breathing exercises and using senses
  • Creativity – using art materials or objects to represent how something looks or feels to you

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Throughout the lockdown period I am providing telephone or Skype counselling for £20.00 per 1 hour session.

I charge £30 per 1 hour face to face session.

There is no charge for your initial session, when we will spend time talking about some important aspects of counselling such as confidentiality, as well as considering the issues you may like to focus on during our work together.

Further information

I am always happy to have an informal chat about counselling, and any questions you may have. You are very welcome to contact me by phone or text on 07533011446, or by email esther@stepincounselling.co.uk. Do pop over to my website to find out a little more about what I do, and why I do it!

Step In Counselling
Bridge Community Centre
Southgate Technology Park, Pennygillam Ind. Estate
Launceston
Cornwall
PL15 7ED

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I can provide counselling sessions via telephone or Skype.

Availability

I currently provide telephone or Skype counselling, which be arranged at a day and time to suit.

My face to face sessions usually take place during the day on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Esther Pinder - Integrative Counsellor, Registered Member MBACP

Esther Pinder - Integrative Counsellor, Registered Member MBACP

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