Honor Atkinson - Registered Member BACP
The counselling service I offer is warm, genuine and understanding. It is based on the belief that we are all individuals who deserve to be accepted for who we are and are able to make our own decisions about what is best for us.
How Counselling Can Help
Counselling gives you the time and space to explore your feelings and experiences however difficult these may be. It is a rare experience in which you are listened to and accepted without judgement or advice.
Counselling is often referred to as the ‘Talking Therapy’ because talking about problems is therapeutic in itself. I often describe it as ‘getting whatever is troubling you out so it does not stay inside you where it can do the most damage’.
Counselling helps you to find a better sense of well-being and a way to move on from whatever is troubling you.
What to Expect in the First Session
I offer a free 30 minute first session to clarify how I work which will allow you to decide whether I am the right Counsellor for you. I will answer any questions you have and if you decide to book further sessions we will decide these together. Because everyone is individual you may decide you would like weekly, fortnightly or even monthly sessions so this will depend on your need.
Person-Centred counselling is open ended which means that the sessions will continue as long as you feel you need them. We will review this together on a regular basis to make sure that you are getting what you need/want from the sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling.
Registered Member of the BACP.
I qualified as a Counsellor in 2005 and since then I have worked within the voluntary sector offering a counselling service to vulnerable young people and adults who may not otherwise have access to it. I also have 12 years experience of working in a secondary school with young people between the ages of 11 and 18 years facing a wide variety of issues including bereavement,self-esteem/ body image issues, eating problems, stress and anxiety.
My experience is not limited to these issues or young people and because I work as a Person Centred counsellor I am able to listen to and support anyone who is travelling a difficult path for whatever reason. I will listen to your experience without judgement and guide you to find your own solutions to whatever is troubling you.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I offer a free 30 minute consultation session to determine if you feel that I am the right counsellor for you. After this the charge is £40.00 per session. Concessions available based on individual need.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - Sun 10am - 7pm
Types of client