Hilary Stock

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MA, Counsellor, Psychotherapist (UKCP accred.) & Supervisor
Available for new clients
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Shrewsbury SY1 & Ludlow SY8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I work in person from quiet therapy rooms in Shrewsbury and Ludlow town centres, offering individual therapy for adults of all ages. For therapists seeking a supervisor I offer clinical supervision, either in person or online.

I am trained, qualified and experienced in both counselling and psychotherapy, and can offer short-term focused counselling of a few sessions, or longer-term psychotherapy where we have the opportunity to work in more depth. Issues might include anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, feeling sad, stress, relationship difficulties, feeling stuck, trauma, abuse and troubled or disordered eating.

Whatever you're experiencing is respectfully held within the context of a confidential, collaborative, trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship.

Being empathically accepted as all of who you are by your therapist can lead you to be more accepting of and compassionate towards yourself and others. My own experience of being a client has shown me the deep benefits of feeling truly seen, heard and understood, and how life-enhancing and transformative that can be.

How I work

My therapeutic approach, psychosynthesis, seeks to support you in unlocking hidden potential which may be contained within a painful issue or symptom. In exploring whatever difficult and troubling aspects of our history and personality are causing us problems, we become aware of behaviour patterns and coping mechanisms that may have served us in the past but are now keeping us stuck; and of long-buried qualities seeking expression.

Making a conscious choice to let go of what has held us back and embrace these emerging qualities can help us develop a stronger and truer sense of self, be more equipped to face what is painful and challenging in life, and better able to connect with what gives our lives meaning, purpose and value.

If you get in touch

The therapeutic relationship itself has been found to be the most healing and effective element of therapy, so it's important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with and can trust.

If you contact me, we can either arrange to meet for a full initial session (50 minutes, charged at my normal rate); or we can schedule an introductory phone call (15 minutes, free of charge). This 15 minute chat can be helpful as a first step, especially if you're feeling unsure.

The initial session is an opportunity for us to explore your needs from therapy and see how it feels to work together. You'll be able to ask any questions you may have about the process, and to tell me what brings you to seek help at this point and what you hope for. I'll assess whether the therapy I can provide would be suitable and beneficial for you. 

If we go on to work together our sessions are weekly, usually at the same time each week, and last 50 minutes. The length of time you’re in therapy or number of sessions we have will depend on your unique circumstances and needs, and we review the work regularly to make sure you are getting what you need from it. 

There is more information on my website, and please feel free to contact me with any enquiries.

For clarity:

• I work with individuals, not couples 

• I work with adults, not with children under 18

• I offer therapy sessions weekly, not fortnightly or monthly 

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling

Master of Arts in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy

Certificate in Supervision (CSTD London)

I gained my Diploma and my Masters degree through the Psychosynthesis Trust in London. Both are Level 7 awards validated by Middlesex University. I have over nine years’ experience of working with clients and over two years of supervising. 

I am fully insured, have enhanced DBS clearance and am in regular clinical supervision, where I receive support, guidance and feedback on my client work from a senior colleague. This is a professional requirement to ensure that my practice is safe. It is bound by confidentiality as is therapy, and client identity is not disclosed. I am accredited through and registered with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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Fees

£65.00 per session

Additional information

Concessionary spaces may be available for daytime appointments - please enquire.

When I work

Tuesday - Ludlow 

Wednesday - Shrewsbury 

Thursday - online (supervision only)

Friday - Shrewsbury 

Further information

As well as seeing clients for therapy, I provide supervision for other practitioners. Supervision gives you a reflective space (and an overview: super-vision) to explore and process work-related experiences, challenges and relationships. Mandatory for therapists, it can be a supportive resource for anyone who works or volunteers in a demanding setting, particularly in roles which involve mentoring, care or responsibility for others.

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1

Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Shrewsbury: rooms on ground floor, one small step from pavement. Ludlow: room on first floor, stairlift available

Additional languages

French

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I'm an experienced psychotherapist and qualified supervisor offering clinical supervision in person and online. Free first session, flexible rates.

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Hilary Stock
Hilary Stock