Luciana Vega - Dog Assisted Therapy (optional)

Luciana Vega - Dog Assisted Therapy (optional)

Mere Osteopathy Clinic
Salisbury Street
Mere
Wiltshire
BA12 6HE

East Stour
Gillingham
SP8

07557 146631

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About me

I know therapy can help because it helped me and I believe finding the right therapist at the right time is key.

My approach, initially, is very much about listening to you, understanding how you perceive your world and the topics/issues you might bring. Each client is different and unique and so is the way I work. For instance, you might just need a space to talk things through and reflect on your options and direction or you might want to focus on solutions to a particular topic/issue or you might wish to explore past experiences/traumas with creative interventions.

I offer sessions with or without my Pet As Therapy (PAT) golden retriever. He is a calming, often soothing presence in the room and if you opt to meet him; please be prepared for an enthusiastic greeting.

I work with adults of all ages and also with young people (14+). The most important thing  is that our sessions are helpful and supportive for you. I offer an initial thirty minutes session at reduced fee to discuss your needs, see if we would work well together and if it would be benefitial to you.

Part of the work I do is to help you get in touch with what is right and important to you. Often we want a change from what is burdensome but we might be unsure what we could have/achieve instead. I find that clients are often surprised when they allow time and space to reflect and explore their own lives and feelings. Ideas, solutions, direction, a renewed strength to enrich their lives is often found.

I do work from a perspective that challenges, struggles, difficulties and trauma can also be an opportunity for positive change and growth. And I would feel honoured to embark on such a journey with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over10 years of experience and training in a therapeutic setting. I have formal qualifications in Integrative Counselling (Adv. Dip. BACP Accredited) and Creative Arts Therapy (Advanced Specialist Training Status with NCS). Oly, the golden retriever, is a fully insured and certified PAT dog.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Pets As Therapy - Oly
  • Mere Clinic with Oly

Fees

I offer 30 minutes first session @ £20.

Subsequent 1 hour sessions @ £45.

Concessions @ £30 - please get in touch if you believe this might apply to you.

Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore I am informed and bound by the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2016).

I hold a clear and up to date DBS certificate.

Maps & Directions

Mere, BA12 6HE
Gillingham, SP8

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Flexible daytime, evening and weekend appointments

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme