I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor 2008 and set up my Private Practice in 2011. In my work I use a variety of theories and skills to help you better understand the ways in which you relate to certain situations and how behaviours can be changed in order to enhance your life.
I believe that by providing you with the opportunity to talk openly and explore your feelings and emotions in a confidential setting, we can work together to make positive changes in your life. Whether you are struggling with your relationships, finding it hard to manage your Anger or have simply recognised that life has become a chore, counselling may be able to help.
As young children we learn strategies to help us cope but these can become unhelpful in later years. Together, and at your pace, we will look at what is troubling you and the possible reasons for it, allowing you the opportunity to have a better insight into yourself and your relationships with others.
If you are currently living with anxiety, depression, or recognise that your thoughts have become negative and seem to have 'taken control', Mindfulness may be a useful tool for you to learn. If this sounds of interest and you would like to know more about it, please check out the Mindfulness page on my website .(www.lianewhiteleycounselling.co.uk)
As a working mum, I understand the pressures that life can bring to us all at certain times and the importance of taking some 'time out' to reflect. Working from my home allows me to offer a safe, confidential environment for you to work through your difficulties, whatever they may be, without feeling judged.
With 12 years experience working as a school counsellor I am also able to empathise and relate to the challenges that our Young People and Children are facing. I offer a creative and relaxed space for them to start to understand what is making their life difficult and learn new techniques and coping strategies.
I have many years experience helping clients to overcome difficulties with Anger Management, Depression, Anxiety and Bereavement. I am also experienced in working with people living with Autism and Special Educational Needs.
As a BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) Accredited counsellor, I abide by their Code of Ethics and this ensures that we will be working safely together.
I offer counselling on a 1:1 basis to Adults, Young People and Children.
I am also able to offer a Supervision service to counsellors and those working in caring professions.
Please contact me for further details or to discuss your individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- BACP Accreditation
- Introductory Course in Family Therapy
- CRUSE Bereavement Training
- Diploma in the Art and Craft of Supervision
- Foundation Child Protection Training
- Brief Solution Focussed Therapy Course
- Anger Therapy Course
- Professional Training in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness (British Institute of Mindfulness)
- Parenting Education Skills
- 7 years experience working with children living with Special Educational Needs and Autism
- Co Author of 'Effective Communications' Workshop delivered to Schools
- Associate counsellor for Relate Cornwall
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial in-person session
Free 30 min Initial Assessment
£45.00 per session thereafter
CHILDREN (Under 16 years)
Free 30 min Initial Assessment
£40.00 per session thereafter
£45 per hour
Some concessions are available depending on circumstance.