Heather Prime, Msc, Reg MBACP - Prime Counselling
COVID - 19 UPDATE
During this time of the Corona virus - I am still available for online or telephone counselling instead of usual face to face appointments, please do get in touch if this would be something you would be interested in.
Hello, my name is Heather and I am person-centred counsellor based in Kidderminster. I am a qualified counsellor with a master’s in Counselling & Psychotherapy as well as a BSc in Psychology with a Counselling Psychology focus. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I have been counselling for several years now and started my training in 2015. I volunteer and work for multiple charities within Worcestershire with both adults & young people/children. I work with a large variety of clients and have previously worked with clients facing issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, family issues, self-esteem, money problems, OCD, miscarriages and much more. I am continually striving to develop my practice and knowledge and as such regularly attend training days and events to further my knowledge. I can offer several creative ways of working if this is something you would like to do also, this can be discussed over email or within sessions.
Why come to counselling?
People seek counselling at many different times in their lives for many different reasons. Counselling can provide you with a safe and confidential space to explore your issues without fear of judgement or consequences within your personal life. Many times, people can feel like they cannot talk to those who are closest to them because of fearing their reactions and the problems this may cause in your relationships. These feelings can be very overwhelming and can take over all of your thinking capacity, meaning that acknowledging you need help and asking for it can be scary. If you believe that you are ready to look for help, counselling may be a wonderful way for you to work through how you’re feeling. There are many types of counselling and some may work for you and some may not, it’s important to have an idea of what to expect before you work with someone. The counselling that I provide is an approach called person centred counselling. By working in this way, I have the belief that the client is the one with all of the knowledge of how best to help themselves, as such I will aid you to work through your issues so that this knowledge becomes clear again. I believe that you have the ability to find your own growth and the desire to change your life in the ways which will work best for you. I do this by providing a facilitative therapeutic relationship which is free from judgement.
Counselling is a confidential service, this means that what you share will not be shared outside of the counselling room unless there is a severe risk of serious harm to yourself or others or any crimes are disclosed, this can be discussed further over the phone, email or in person.
About my practice
I work from a calm environment based in Kidderminster with plenty of free parking available, which is easily accessible. If you would like to arrange a first meeting please do email, call or text me, whichever you prefer. Please be aware that CCTV recording does take place on site of the property. In terms of accessibility, although the room used is up some stairs, other spaces can be provided if alerted beforehand that this is a requirement. Before booking an appointment, I will phone you so that you can have the chance to ask any questions you may have and get a feel of whether I am the right counsellor for you, the first session will be shorter and is available at half price, this is so that you can meet me and hear more about what to expect from counselling and myself. Sessions are currently available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & limited availability on Sunday mornings.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Msc in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Counselling Skills Level 3
- Counselling Skills Level 2
- Awareness in Bereavement Care
- Cruse Bereavement Care Child & Young Person Elective
- Multiple CPD courses ranging from working with autism to the impact of childhood bullying
- Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide & Self Harm
- Behind the Screen - Working Online
I also have experience working within multiple charities working with bereavement & with children & young people.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Counselling sessions last for around an hour and cost £35. The first session is offered at a reduced price of £17.50 & lasts around 30 minutes. You can pay via cash, card or bank transfer, whichever is easiest for you. There is no obligation to return for further sessions however, bulk bookings of 6 sessions are available at a discount (£190, saving you £20). Session times are flexible and can be enquired about in your initial enquiries.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please get in touch for session availability.
Types of client