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Hi, I'm Geraldine (or Gerri as I prefer!)
I'm an experienced counsellor and work with individuals and couples online.
In these financially worrying times, our mental health and well-being is being put under greater strain. The impact of this may be affecting your relationships and family life, you may be feeling anxious, worried about your finances, work or your business, or you could be feeling depressed and lonely. There has been a huge increase in the number of people suffering from anxiety and depression for many reasons.
Getting support now can make a huge difference to how you cope. I will help you to reduce your stress, anxiety and improve your self-esteem and confidence.
There are a couple of areas that I have a special interest:
A healthy relationship is essential to our happiness, and yet all relationships face challenges whether this be a romantic relationship or issues with family, friends or work colleagues. Some of these can be communication issues, not feeling heard, managing conflict, parenting, trust, affairs, feeling unwanted or overwhelmed.
During counselling we can look together at different aspects of your life, work through issues which are causing you problems, identify your hopes, and improve your self-esteem for a more positive future. I know how confusing it can be to understand your emotions, I will help you to make the changes necessary to move forward with your life. I will help you to reduce your stress, anxiety and improve your self-esteem and confidence.
I have worked in this area since 2002, and I have worked with many hundreds of women. I can understand and appreciate how alone and afraid you are when you realise that your relationship isn't what you thought it was, and how confused and fearful you are feeling. I can help you to make sense of what has been happening to you.
I have given training to Police officers, Social workers etc on the effects domestic abuse has on victims and their families. I have written and delivered programmes for victims, helping them to understand what has happened, and to help their self-esteem so that they will feel stronger in the future. I have worked with various Charities, which have included Wirral Mind and was employed by a charity (Zero Centre) which helped victims of Domestic Abuse and their children.
Although these are my special interest's, they aren't the only area's I work in. I have worked with clients with a variety of different concerns.
How I Work
I work online by either, Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Skype, phone or email. Each session is one hour.
If you would like further information regarding this, please contact me.
How to Get Started
If you feel that I can help you, you can contact me by either email or phone. We can arrange a free initial phone call where we can talk about the issues that have brought you to counselling, I can explain more about how I work and answer any questions you may have. If you feel happy to continue, we can arrange further appointments at a time that is convenient for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Counselling
- Counselling Diploma
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- NLP Practitioner
Further Training in:
- Domestic Abuse
- Suicide Awareness
- Working with perpetrators of domestic abuse
- Online Counselling
- Self Harm
- Critical Incident
I have given training to professionals such as social workers, teachers, police etc in domestic abuse awareness, and the impact this has on victims.
I have also delivered a programme for victims of domestic abuse, helping them to understand the impact this had had on their lives, and to give them insight on moving forward with healthy relationships.
I have ran workshops and groups for women to improve their self - esteem and assertiveness.
I also have worked with clients with Aspergers Syndrome, and have many years experience of the difficulties some families face in this area.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 - £65.00
Concessions offered for
Individual Counselling £50 per session.
Couple Counselling £65 per session.
There are a limited number of concessions for unwaged/OAP's/Counselling students please contact me to discuss this.
When I work
If you have any questions, please contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.