About me

Hello.  My name is Louise, welcome to my Galena Wellbeing counselling and life coaching services profile.

Considerate counselling and coaching

Life is very enjoyable when things are going well, but when it becomes extremely tough, we may need to try a different approach to improve our wellbeing. I am here to support you on your journey of self-discovery.

I know from personal experience that sincere support is key and would welcome the opportunity to support you, using professional person-centred counselling techniques.

A few key points about me:

  • I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and life coach.
  • Have assisted clients with a diverse range of life events and issues.
  • Offer face-to-face sessions from my therapy room in Corsham, Wiltshire.
  • Provide convenient live video online sessions for clients elsewhere.

Why not connect, reflect, energise and get your wellbeing back on track and book a free initial assessment today.  www.galenawellbeing.co.uk

How counselling can help you

Each client is unique. I offer a trusting and non-judgemental place, allowing you space to connect with your feelings and identify issues that are weighing you down.

We work together, you in control of what you wish to share and leading the pace of the sessions, to explore ways of managing the pressures of modern life and release emotional blocks, caused by trauma and life experiences.

We gradually dig deeper and break down patterns of behaviour which are inhibiting progress, to bring about healing, resulting in emotional, physical wellbeing and transformation.

What to expect in your first counselling session?

We will discuss what has brought you to counselling, how many sessions you would like to start with and how often you want to meet (for example weekly or fortnightly). I will then go through the therapeutic and counselling contract with you, so we are both committed to the changes you want to make.

I work in a creative way, by helping you to connect with different parts of self, the aim is to get to a better understanding of identity and re-connect with positive areas which have become hidden or lost, as well as giving you the opportunity to find new strengths which further contribute to the feeling of the true self.

Areas I have supported counselling clients include

Generalised anxiety, depression, self-harm, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, suicidal ideation, bereavement & grief, trauma, terminal illness, palliative care, loss of identity, confidence issues, panic attacks, anger issues, feeling sad, loneliness, disability, low self-esteem, relationships and stress.

Life Coaching

I offer motivational wellbeing coaching, to empower clients and support them to work through obstacles in their life and find ways to move forward through exploration in the sessions, with activities, goal setting and action planning all contributing to achieving desired outcomes.

Areas I have supported coaching clients include

Anxiety, stress, confidence, low self-esteem, career progression, giving up smoking, motivation support, self-belief, time management, work/life imbalance, re-training, healthier living, and exercise.

I find my work extremely rewarding and I feel a sense of achievement when clients have breakthroughs, to allow positive change to take place. I have had meaningful and positive feedback from many of my clients, relating to my counselling and life coaching work.

If you have any questions, please get in touch today, I would love to hear from you.

I attend regular supervision to ensure my work is safe, ethical and I am offering the best possible service to my clients, this is factored into the hourly rate which I charge for my services. If a client and I identify that they may require specialist support which is out of my remit, we will work together through the referral and signposting process.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold diplomas in therapeutic counselling, life coaching, bereavement care and online counselling. I have previously worked for a mental health charity and have worked with clients from all walks of life and supported them with a variety of different life events and issues. I currently work part-time within Public Health, as a Specialist Health Improvement Practitioner, with a focus on adult mental health, which I am passionate about.

I also have lived experience supporting a family member through terminal illness, palliative care, and bereavement.

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies – CPCAB
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills – CPCAB
  • Cruse ABC foundation training in bereavement
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
  • EDEXCEL Level 3 BTEC - Life Coaching Skills and Practice
  • EDEXCEL Level 2 BTEC - Introduction to Life Coaching Skills
  • I.I.H.H.T Certificate in Holistic Therapies, including introduction to counselling

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the National Counselling Society (NCS) and the International Coach Federation (ICF) and follow their ethical frameworks.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Mental health support and emotional wellbeing.
  • Palliative care, terminal illness and end of life.

I am happy to consider other areas not listed. Please get in touch.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My current fees are £40.00 per fifty-minute session for both services. Discount available for block booking packages paid in advance. Please contact me for further information.

48 hours’ notice is required for cancellations.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My availability is:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - afternoon, evening
  • Thursday & Friday - Morning, day, evening
  • Saturday - Mornings

Further information

A free initial assessment will need to take place prior to counselling or life coaching commencing. This is a great opportunity to discuss any questions you may have before we start working together.

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (DBS).

Corsham
Wiltshire
SN13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Ground floor spacious therapy room, fully assessible for wheelchair user, parking space outside.

Additional languages

English

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Whatsapp

Social

Louise Dicks

Louise Dicks