Kathleen Currie ~ Courage to Change Counselling MBACP/MCOSCA/DipCouns
Are you feeling anxious, sad or overwhelmed and in need of support? then maybe Counselling (also known as Talking Therapy) can help. Talking to someone who will really listen to how you feel in a way that does not judge you but understands your struggles may be what you need.
I am a well experienced, person-centred counsellor and also teach Trainee Student Counsellors. I am offering a safe and confidential space for you to talk through any difficult thoughts and emotions in your life that are confusing or that cause you to feel anxious, low or depressed.
Often clients looking for counselling for the first time ask; How can talking to someone I do not know help me?
Because often we feel alone with our difficulties however when we share how we feel and that is heard and understood, it feels good as we begin to understand ourselves better. Feeling safe to share those thoughts and feelings, that we all can have but do not always freely talk about it, is therapeutic.
Talking to a Counsellor about your feelings can help you begin to understand the situation you are struggling with and why you feel the way you do. This helps you to find out what is important to you - opening up the possibility of healing painful emotions. Counselling can be long or short term depending on what you need. I can help you to;
- explore your present situation and this may help you feel more positive to change the things, that you feel need to change.
- find a way through your difficulties, to get more out of life and enjoy better relationships, it might just change your life!
Whether you are thinking of Counselling for the first time or have already had Counselling in the past, it can still feel daunting to reach out and ask for help. I understand this and how difficult choosing a Counsellor can be, it takes courage.
Committing to Counselling is a big step and by making that first contact you have already begun to overcome some of your fears and are getting ready to start your Counselling journey to help you, help yourself and find that courage to change.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling with Merit
- HNC Counselling with Merit
- Batchelor of Arts (BA) Open Degree - Applying Psychology
- Postgraduate (PG) Teaching Qualification with Merit
- Masters Professional Practitioner Award in Education Certificate
Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellness, Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment, Mindfulness, Self Compassion for the Caring Profession, Coaching for Counsellors, Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid:Young people (SMHFA:YP) Certificate, Self-harm Awareness, Substance Misuse, Group Facilitation, ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention, Domestic Abuse, Change & Stress Management.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I offer individual counseling, £40 per 50 minute session. Weekly sessions are normally booked initially to ensure you get the most benefit from therapy however this may be negotiable based on your personal circumstances. I offer flexible, weekend appointments.
If you feel ready to talk about what is bothering you and have decided you are ready to start counselling then, please email/text or call and tell me a little bit more about yourself and the situation you are facing at the moment.
Initially, before we meet for the first appointment it is good to chat, by telephone first to see if you feel Counselling would be helpful. Please contact me today to arrange the free, initial telephone consultation.
Can I arrange a counselling session for a friend or relative?
If you're trying to help someone be brave enough to take that first step towards counselling, or remove one of the hurdles that will prevent them getting help you can contact me to see if I'm able to help with their issue and see if I have sessions available. The person with the issue though will need to follow this up and make contact to confirm they would like a counselling session. They can contact me by email/text or phone.
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BACP and COSCA registered. Free Initial telephone consultation - weekend appointments available.
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