Louise Curtis BA (Hons), BACP Accredited and qualified EMDR Therapist
The Park Practice
31 Park Road
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 - qualiified 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. This includes males, females and children and young people over 11 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.
My previous experience includes working as a counsellor for Childline and providing a counselling service to ex-servicemen experiencing PTSD for a local charity. Additionally, I have worked as a counsellor for a domestic abuse charity and have four years experience in this field.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
I offer daytime and evening appointments.
Sessions are most often once each week and for 60 minutes but frequency and duration can be adapted to meet your needs and circumstances.
On line counselling: My fees are £50 per session (50 minutes)
Face to face counselling: My fees are £50.00 per session (50 minutes)
Couples: My fees are £70.00 per session (50 minutes)
EMDR: Please contact me to discuss
I am located at the Park Counselling Centre, a 5 minute walk from Coventry Railway Station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Face to face counselling : - Mondays, Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Online counselling:- Contact me for more information
Types of client