Luciana Vega - Dog Assisted Therapy (optional)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible daytime, evening and weekend appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|