Justin Lowe, Therapeutic Counsellor. Dip. Couns. MNCS accred.
Hi, I'm Justin, a person centred counsellor working from South Cave.
I am now able to take on new clients for face to face therapy in accordance with government guidelines/social distancing following a suitability assessment. I also offer online counselling via webcam or email counselling. Face to face counselling is conducted in a comfortable semi-outdoor fully ventilated setting therefore it can be cold, so I encourage you to bring a warm blanket and a drink, (toilet facilities are not currently available).
Counselling is a powerful tool to help you move on from difficult life events, present troubles and get you through challenging life events. It's a way of helping you find your way through the maze of life and setting you in the right direction to be the best you can be.
I work with a wide range of problems, Anxiety, Depression, Overthinking, Worry, Grief, Anger, Low-mood, Lack of Motivation, or if you don't know why you're feeling as you are then we can explore this and get you back on track.
A few quotes from my clients:
"Thank-you Justin I have got my life back" J.M. York
"I was a sceptic at the beginning but counselling has changed my life, I think everyone should have it" S.G. Hull
"When I first came to see you I was at rock bottom, now I'm on top of the world, thank-you" I.D. North Lincs
I offer a half price no-obligation one hour first session for £20 to explore what it is you would like to achieve from counselling and to look at how we could work together.
As you will see from the photos I have a comfortable garden room from which to work from, surrounded by nature it's a little haven away from life's troubles.
I work in an empathic, non-judgemental way which puts you at the heart of the therapeutic process. We work together confidentially, within your agenda and at your own pace. I use various techniques, visual tools and enjoy working creatively with my clients to enable them to move forwards in their lives.
Counselling is an investment in yourself, and one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.
Why did you become a counsellor?
It was through counselling that I was able to overcome my own difficult life experiences. For many years I didn't feel right within myself and the world but didn't understand why. It was counselling which gave me the opportunity to explore and work through past events which had led to the way I felt about myself and the world. The counselling process transformed my life and I was then able to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
Asides from counselling you may have noticed I really enjoy gardening which was my former career. I strongly believe in the power of nature to restore and heal I also enjoy drawing and painting, some of which I use in my counselling work and you'll see in my counselling room.
Please note I am only able to accept enquiries/appointments from potential clients themselves, not third parties.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a CPCAB (Counselling & Psychology Central Awarding Body) level 4 qualified counsellor, this means I have gone through considerable in depth training, have been deemed competent by various professionals and sat through rigorous examinations in order to qualify. I have worked as a counsellor within the NHS York Teaching Hospitals Trust helping bariatric patients and volunteered at the NHS Humber Foundation Trust as a staff counsellor working on a wide variety of life and work related problems. I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society who are registered with the Professional Standards Authority.
I have considerable life experience of being in a caring role, an understanding of physical disabilities and the complications this can bring to a person and those around them.
Safety warning. Please ensure any counsellor you contact is qualified and holds legitimate qualifications, ask what they are if you are unsure, this profession is not without unscrupulous practitioners!
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with bariatric clients, particularly those awaiting, or who have had gastric bypass surgery and are still struggling, or clients who struggle with issues from over eating who are looking for interevention.
First session for all clients is £20 for one hour, this is a chance to meet one another and find out about counselling, what your expectations are, and if agreeable finding a way forward for our work together.
Subsequent sessions are £40 per session for one hour, I offer a discount for block bookings of six sessions £210 (£35).
Payment is politely requested at the time of booking, full terms will be emailed and discussed with you at your first appointment,
Concessions offered for
I hope to expand my services when it is permissible to offer outdoor counselling, woodland and walking therapy.