Gina Howard. Dip.Counselling. MBACP reg. Mindfulness practitioner.
07598475228 Please leave a message if no reply.
My name is Gina Howard and I offer counselling to all adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, phobia's, bereavement and loneliness. My practice is in Mannings Heath, just outside Horsham, and is within easy reach of surrounding areas including Crawley, Billingshurst and Haywards Heath.
How can counselling help you
In our constantly changing world we find ourselves living increasingly stressful and challenging lives both on a personal level and in relationships. I firmly believe counselling can help individuals to find a more relaxed, fulfilling and insightful way of living.
Counselling can help by:
- Giving you a safe, private and confidential space to talk about your problem
- Being listened to, heard, understood and not judged
- Exploring and understanding what is happening for you and others in your life
- Discovering ways of helping you find strategies and coping mechanisms
- Increasing your sense of self awareness and confidence
- Improving and increasing the choices you have
I can be flexible in the way we work together and and would be pleased to meet you for an initial consultation to see how we get on. We can talk about the options for short or longer term counselling depending on your needs.
I provide a pleasant private room with easy parking and access and offer both evening and day time availability. There is a picture below.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a counsellor in Other Centered Therapy at Tariki Trust. The course has its foundations based on Carl Rogers Person Centred Therapy. However the course uses both Western and Buddhist Psychology to explore human behaviour and the way forward to a happier, more contented life and acceptance of things that can’t be changed. The course also taught creative methodologies such as painting, imagination, psychodrama, drawing, sculpting with stones and other objects and role play that have proved helpful to clients over the years.
I have worked as a counsellor since 2013 gaining considerable experience working in a local counselling agency, a hospice with dying people and bereaved clients and a charity, working with mature people with mobility issues.
I am a member of the British Association Of Counselling and Psychotherapy which means I am recognised as a qualified practitioner. I adhere to the ethical framework laid down by the BACP both on a professional and personal level.
I receive fortnightly supervision from a qualified supervisor to ensure my work is ethical, safe and effective.
I am a mindfulness practitioner having completed four 10 day silent retreats learning the art of meditation. Meditation is a twice daily practice for me and the benefits from this I have found useful in daily life and in my professional work.
Self reflection and continued personal development are important to me and I use many of the skills I learned from my counselling training.
Continued professional development include
- Sleep Disorders
- Safe Guarding
- Therapeutic Risk Taking
- Disenfranchised Grief
- Family Systems
- The Unspeakable-Death and Dying
- The Wisdom of Not Knowing
- Working with Trauma
- Exploring Felt Sense
- Clean Language
- Dependency in Counselling
- Buddhist Psychology
- CBT and the Suicidal Client
- Focusing (Mindfulness practice using the body)
- The Origin of Trauma
Contact me on 07598475228
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
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I offer a free half hour initial session to talk about the work you wish to undertake and discuss some of the things you might want to know and what you might expect from counselling.
The cost per session thereafter is £35.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Some evenings and day time sessions available.
Types of client