Heidi Misseldine MBACP Registered Counsellor
Hello, my name is Heidi, welcome to my profile....
HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP
Life can sometimes present challenges that may leave us feeling overwhelmed. If you would like someone to listen to you, help you to understand and find ways to manage your emotional issues, then counselling can help.
People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, maybe you are suffering from anxiety or depression; you may feel something is simply ‘not right’, leaving you confused, sad or 'stuck'. Perhaps you are experiencing the effects of stress, or difficulties in your relationships. Maybe a family breakdown, unemployment or bereavement. These are just some examples of the painful challenges that many of us face at some point in our lives.
Whilst family and friends can sometimes be a good source of support, most often people find it helpful to talk to a professional counsellor, who is not personally involved.
Developing a greater self awareness can enable you to make sense of what is troubling you. With insight, comes an opportunity to make changes in your life, or to accept what is.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My aim is to offer a warm, confidential, safe space for us to work with any issues or difficulties you bring. I will listen without judgement, working alongside you in the context of a supportive, collaborative relationship. You are free to discuss whatever feels important, whenever you feel ready and able.
HOW I WORK
l work as an integrative counsellor, which means I have studied different theoretical approaches to counselling. My core way of working is Person Centred, which puts you at the heart of the process. I also offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to address specific problems which may benefit from a more structured approach. Another is Transactional Analysis (TA) which is helpful when exploring communication in relationships. I am also comfortable working creatively to facilitate expression through the medium of art when there are no words to convey the feelings. We are all unique, one size does not fit all, therefore working integratively, allows me to tailor support to best meet your individual needs. I see both adults and young people from the age of 13 on a one to one basis.
Establishing a good therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in the effectiveness of our work together, so it's important that you feel comfortable with me. With that in mind, I offer a free no obligation discussion, where we can explore what it is you would like to achieve and how we might work towards that. If you decide that I am the right counsellor for you, we can arrange a mutually convenient time to meet on a weekly basis. How long we work together depends on you and your needs. I offer both short term and long term counselling.
Please feel free to contact me via phone/email to arrange your free no obligation discussion.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling studies
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling skills
- Certificate in facilitating Group Therapy
- Certificate in working with the Inner Child
- Awareness in Bereavement Care (OCNW Foundation Level 2) Cruse Bereavement
- Recognising and working with Anxiety and Low Mood
- Understanding Attachment Needs
- Supporting Young People with Separation Anxiety
- Supporting Young People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Supporting Young People with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Supporting Young People who Self Harm
- Eating Disorders Awareness -BEAT
- Promoting Resilience
- Attachment in the Early Years - Open University
I have worked for many years in corporate business environments and for the Local Authority in Education. I have experience of working with clients for whom the demands of work have negatively impacted their personal lives and relationships.
In addition to private practice, I have experience of working with people in a number of settings and age groups. These include, voluntary organisations and in secondary / grammar school.
I have a special interest in supporting those who are experiencing low self esteem, anxiety, stress and the impact of loss, grief and bereavement.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Fees are £40 per 50 minute session.
I am currently working toward a post graduate CPCAB Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Types of client