Louise Heelas MBACP accredited / UKRCP registered
I am an experienced accredited Counsellor with a private consulting room at my home in Monmouth. I can offer you a confidential and supportive place to explore the issues that are causing you concern. If you are currently suffering from anxiety, depression or are aware that your coping strategy is now working against you, counselling could help. No issue that is causing you distress is ever silly or stupid, I will value and respect you at all times.
Talking to me can increase your self-awareness. This can lead to a better understanding of your past/present issues, together with a confidence to make informed choices about your future.
What to expect...
Counselling is about what you want from the session, it is your agenda, not mine. Usually, in the first session, I will explore your history with you, as I believe to understand our present patterns/beliefs/rules we need to understand our past. This will only be done with your consent and at your pace.
Counselling can often be an emotional experience, particularly when exposing past pains, it can also be an inspirational experience.
Many of my clients tell me they feel a sense of relief after the first session.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema-focused Cognitive Therapy and Person Centred are the theories that inform my practice.
There is NO obligation or expectation. After the first session, it's up to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2005(Cognitive Behavioural Therapy model) accredited by Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body
I have over 14 years experience working with many different client issues, both in private practice and as a volunteer in charitable organisations.
I have worked with clients for a few weeks, several months or sometimes a year or more. As unique individuals, there is no set time for therapy, but in my experience, many people notice some change after a couple of sessions.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As a guide...
Each session is 1 hour long
Sessions are usually weekly to begin with
First appointment cost £30
Subsequent appointments cost £40
Discounted session rates available
Everything you say is confidential. Exceptional circumstances may prevent me from seeking client consent to a breach of confidence, due to the urgency and seriousness of the situation.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work within their strict ethical framework.
Parking always available, flexible appointment times.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the counselling process.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and Evening appointments available. Working from home allows me to be very flexible with appointment times.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|