Louise Ballard MBACP(Accred)
St Bedes Pastoral Centre
21 Blossom St
Old Hungate Hospital
Sherburn In Elmet
I aim to offer you a safe and accepting space where we can explore your issue, so that you will gain understanding, insight and perspective that will help you to move forward. As a humanistically trained counsellor, I believe in the centrality of the therapeutic relationship in the therapeutic process. I work alongside you, to help you to find your own path; I won’t tell you what to do or give you advice; rather we will work together to find what is right for you.
I work in an integrative way, which means that I draw on my core humanistic training together with the knowledge and experience gained from further professional development, to offer what is most relevant to you. I work short term and long term depending on your specific needs.
I have over 10 years’ experience of working in the NHS based within GP surgeries and working with clients referred by their GPs. I routinely encountered and worked with a huge range of client issues from anxiety and depression to sexual abuse and identity issues. I have also worked with young people at a Sixth Form College and at Leeds Trinity University. I have also worked long-term with vulnerable women as a volunteer counsellor at York Women's Counselling.
I am currently a Visiting Lecturer at York St John University teaching on the Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling.
Prior to training as a counsellor I worked in HR and Management Development.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling for Depression York St John University 2014
Diploma in Counselling (Distinction) York St John University 2008
Certificate in Counselling York St John University 2005
Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked in HR Training and Development (MCIPD)
As an accredited BACP member I am committed to on-going CPD and have attended numerous workshops and training programmes such as Working at Relational Depth, Existential Counselling, Working with Anxiety, Worry and Rumination, Mindfulness, Working with Low Self-Esteem, Working with Trauma and Dissociation, Use of Attachment.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Qualified in Counselling for Depression - a NICE recommended treatment of depression
Initial session: £20
Thereafter £40 per session
Please enquire regarding concessional spaces
I am registered with BUPA's Mental Health Network (if you are a BUPA member you may get sessions funded)
St Bedes, York - Mondays & Wednesdays
Sherburn in Elmet - Tuesdays
Currently no evening appointments are available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays & Wednesdays - York, Tuesdays - Old Hungate Hospital, Sherburn in Elmet.
Types of client