Mair Felix. Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.
What I offer.
Hello, my name is Mair. Welcome to my counselling directory profile. Beginning therapy can cause some anxiety so I aim to make our initial contact as straight forward and supportive as possible. I offer a comfortable private and confidential therapy room. I listen attentively, which provides a space for sharing whatever issues may be of concern to you.
Sometimes it can be hard to talk to friends and family about our issues. I offer a supportive and professional relationship, that can provide a fresh and compassionate way of seeing ourselves. Often saying things allowed for the first time can be a surprise and a relief, as well as developing our understanding of our own emotional landscape. This can help raise our personal awareness and through this help to promote change.
Everyone is unique and your experience and worldview is where we begin together. Some people will know they want, short term work to focus on a particular issue that is causing some difficulty in the present. This could be depression, redundancy, issues at work, children leaving home, retirement, difficulties in a relationship etc. Other people may need long term work to explore issues that stem from childhood and continue to impact them in the present. Some areas that I have experience of working with are:
- Physical or sexual abuse.
- Domestic abuse and violence.
- Suicidal feelings.
- Exploring Sexuality.
- Bereavement and loss.
However sometimes things are not so clear. We may feel unhappy and come to therapy unsure of what we want or need. I offer a supportive and nurturing environment where issues can emerge and we can focus on them together.
I am experienced at working with people as a counsellor, psychotherapist and in the past as a social worker and community worker. I have regular clinical supervision to enable me to work both effectively and ethically, as I adhere to UKCP ethical guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications.
- 2015: Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. (Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Institute)
- 2002: Advanced Childcare Award (Social Work)
- 1993. Diploma in Social Work.
- 1986: BA (Hons) in Contemporary Cultural Studies.
My experience of working with people therapeutically has been gained via my work as a social worker as well as my own private practice. In the past I have volunteered for Rochdale MIND, Sheffield’s Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service and Overgate Hospice. I have also offered some ‘listening’ for people affected by the floods in Calderdale.
I believe that it is essential to keep up to date with Continual Professional Development to ensure that I continue to learn and develop my practice. In June 2018 I attended the Trauma Summit in Belfast and in October 2018 I attended training on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - a Relational approach.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
If you would like to contact me you can e mail me or telephone me on 07752 915959. If I am not available please leave a voice mail and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Discussing money is often difficult and I acknowledge that therapy can be costly. I am committed to ensuring that we review our work on a regular basis so that you make firm choices about the length of time we work together.
I charge £20 for the initial session. If you decided to work with me – I have a sliding scale between £35 - £45 which we will discuss at our first session.
My current therapy room is not disabled accessible as it is located on the first floor of an old converted warehouse in Sowerby Bridge. If you need a disabled access venue I would be happy to look at alternative premises where we could meet.
I look forward to meeting you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer sessions during office hours and also have some evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|