Hi, I’m Lois and I offer face to face, online and telephone counselling. I would describe myself as an empathic, kind person, who is a natural listener. I have worked in various sectors and have studied extensively, both of which have given me useful insight into what you might be facing.
I believe that everyone could benefit from counselling.
In sessions with me you will...
* have the time and space to focus solely on yourself
* be accepted exactly as you are
* feel heard and understood
* be able to use the time however you need to, and at your own pace
* slowly develop an insight into what truly ‘being you’ feels like
* be welcomed into a safe, cosy and confidential space
There are so many reasons that you might come for counselling...
* Work pressures
* Difficult decision making
* Feeling numb, as though life has no meaning
* Self-harming, thinking about death a lot, or feeling suicidal.
* Anger issues
...Or maybe you just want someone to really listen when you talk.
Some people come for counselling when nothing is wrong as such, but because they don't feel quite right either.
I know that booking a first session is daunting, but you’ve read my profile so you’ve already taken the first step. All counsellors attend counselling when in training, so I have been there myself, and remember the anxious feelings well. I therefore hope to be able to put you at ease as soon as we make contact. So, if you're ready to get in touch, I look forward to hearing from you. For more information, or to book, we can either have a (free of charge) phone call, or text/email exchange, where you can also ask any questions that you might have.
Tel no - 07474082187
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling
- Introduction to Counselling skills
- Post Graduate Certificate of Education
- BA Hons. Degree
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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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with the following, and more:
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Low self-esteem
- Alcohol addiction
- Drug addiction
- Sex and love addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sex problems
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Behaviour problems
- Work-related stress
- Suicidal thoughts,
50 Minute Sessions - £40
Style of Counselling
I am qualified as an integrative counsellor. This means that the course I studied integrated two theories together. These theories are called Person-Centred and Object Relations.
Person or client-centred therapy is based on the view that everyone has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change, given the right conditions. Rather than being seen as ‘the expert’ and directing the therapy, the counsellor recognises that the client is the expert of their own experience. The counsellor’s role is to offer acceptance, empathy and honesty to the client, which gradually leads to a developed sense of self acceptance and positive change.
Object Relations is a theory of relationships between people, in particular within a family and especially between the primary caregiver and their child. The basic premise is that everyone has an internal need to form relationships. If relationships are not formed securely at a young age, this can lead to relationship issues in later life. The therapy between counsellor and client can offer clients a more positive experience of a relationship, which can then lead to more positive relationships outside of the therapy room.
The basis that integrates these two theories, is that relationships form us as we develop from a baby.
Telephone/ Online Counselling
Although I offer these services, telephone/ online counselling is much more effective once a relationship has been established and developed through face to face sessions. However, I am happy to discuss individual needs on a ‘client-by-client’ basis.
This is a possibility, however, it would need to be talked through fully before-hand. Again, I am happy to discuss individual needs on a ‘client-by-client’ basis.
Finding the right Counsellor for you
I believe that getting the right counsellor is vital, so if we've had a session or two and you decide that I’m not right for you, feel free to ask me to signpost you to someone who might be a ‘better fit’ for you at this time in your life.