Louise Curtis BA (Hons), BACP Accredited and qualified EMDR Therapist
All of us in our fast-paced, demanding society at some time struggle with problems in life. This may be due to relationship difficulties, the death of a loved one, feeling like there is just no point any more, depression or traumatic events from our childhood and past that impact on us now.
Counselling helps to identify underlying problems, assess sources of hidden conflict and pinpoint areas for personal and relationship growth. It provides a framework for exploring your feelings and gaining awareness of yourself as an individual, or discovering the dynamics in our marital or family relationships. My commitment to you is to walk alongside you for a as long you need offering you the opportunity to explore and accept who you are, and an opportunity for understanding and developing your personal potential and building resources within yourself.
How I work
I work face to face or provide on-line counselling. Working integratively means I don't adhere to any one counselling theory. For me counselling is not 'one size fits all' so I incorporate different theories to suit the unique needs of my clients. I prefer to work collaboratively with my client to explore and understand their own patterns, ways of being and relating, discovering how their present difficulties may be affected by their past. I have experience of working with clients who have suffered historic trauma and abuse and dealing with issues such as PTSD, depression or relationship difficulties etc.
I believe our early years do have a lasting impact on us and how we relate to others. So with this in mind sometimes I make links with the past, but always with a view to understanding your experience now. I will respect your views so that together we can create a greater awareness for you about your real needs, which can lead to self-acceptance, improved self-esteem and new ways of relating to people.
I know how daunting it is to find a counsellor that you feel comfortable with and I am available to answer any questions or concerns you may have by telephone in order to try and support you in making the right decision for you.
Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing directs your eye motions to affect how your mind processes data. The procedure endeavours to reprocess your frozen traumatic memories. The objective of eye movement desensitisation reprocessing is to desensitise your upsetting memories and allow you to move forward with your life without the upsetting effects of the trauma you have experienced. EMDR is also beneficial for phobias and any kind of anxiety.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
BA Honors Degree in Counselling - Newman University
Foundation Degree in Counselling Studies - Accredited through Aston University
Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
OCST 1 Online Counselling Skills Certificate
EMDR - Accredited Practitioner
I have gained a vast experience of working with people with a wide range of issues over the years through private work and with local charities.
As well as working privately with clients experiencing a diverse range of issues I also work as a counsellor at a crisis centre for clients recovering from recent or historic sexualised trauma. I also work with young people for another local charity who have issues with drugs, alcohol, family and school life.
Additionally I worked for a Charity for Ex-Military and provided a counselling service to ex-service men experiencing PTSD. Other experience includes working as counsellor for a domestic abuse charity and Childline.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer daytime and evening appointments.
Sessions are most often once each week and for 50 minutes but frequency and duration can be adapted to meet your needs and circumstances.
On line counselling: My fees are £55 per session (50 minutes)
Face to face counselling: My fees are £55.00 per session (50 minutes)
Couples: My fees are £70.00 per session (50 minutes)
EMDR: Please contact me to discuss
I also accept referrals for Bupa, please access my profile below
I am located at the Park Counselling Centre, a 5 minute walk from Coventry Railway Station.