Louise Claydon MBACP. Dip TC.
Pebble Counselling Ashford offer Relationship and Personal Counselling, Mental Health, Addiction and Abuse Counselling in a confidential and supportive environment.
Counselling can help with many areas of difficulty, such as depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, as well as bereavement and loss, self harm and eating disorders. It is proven that talking therapies such as counselling can aid individuals in better understanding what is causing conflict, and to help to find ways to change negative thought patterns.
My aim is to help you to gain a better understanding of your self and to identify behaviours and patterns which prevent you from making the choices you desire.
My name is Louise and I am the founder of Pebble Counselling. Everybody struggles in life and everyone deals with conflict differently. If you are finding life hard to cope with, or perhaps have an issue that you can't seem to work through, then talking things over with a trained professional could help. I believe my extensive training, as well as my life experiences enable me to help others. I help people to see that there are options and choices open to all of us, all of the time, no matter how limited these may sometimes seem.
At Pebble my aim is to help. I will help you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a confidential and safe environment. You won't be told what to do, given advice, or be judged. Instead, you will have the space and time to talk, and together we can look at ways of letting go of whatever is holding you back from being happy.
Appointments available daytime, evening and weekends. Immediate help available. Call or email to book an appointment. Appointments at Pebble practice in Ashford or within 20 miles of Ashford in your own home.
Training, qualifications & experience
I believe in continued self development and strive to improve my knowledge to better help my clients.
I am currently undertaking courses in Building self esteem and Confidence, Teacher Training, CBT-dealing with the here and now, and CPD in areas of Couples work and Attachment Theory.
I am working towards my accreditation with the CPCAB which will add to my qualification and provide a further 300 hours of experience with clients. I am committed to helping others to understand that we ourselves have the answers, and that talking therapies can unlock what we already know, but that may be hidden or too painful to see.
I have worked with a variety of clients, and whilst studying for my qualification I held placements with Mind, the mental Health Charity, and NRCS, a community based service. I saw clients presenting with issues of depression and anxiety, as well as bi-polar, self harm/suicide and personality disorders. I have Volunteered with Samaritans, Victim Support, and presently a community counselling practice, covering many types of issues.
As a member of the BACP I am supported by my fellow counsellors and supervisors and as is required by the ethical framework, I attend regular supervision. This is to ensure I am providing the best level of service for my clients, and to monitor my professionalism, ethics and values.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
First initial assessment is charged at £35 and will last for 30 minutes. Here we will look at your reasons for attending counselling and we will agree a way of working together.
Subsequent sessions are charged at £50.00 per session and are for 50 minutes and usually recommended once a week. There is no limit on how long you can attend counselling for, but we will review our work after 6 sessions unless otherwise agreed.
Considerations are available for low income individuals, confirmed at initial assessment.
24 hour notice of cancellation is required otherwise session will be charged for.
Every effort will be made to accommodate you should you have difficulties in making your appointments, but late arrival may mean a reduced session time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available. Telephone and Skype counselling available.
Types of client