Mandy Fowler

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Psychotherapeutic Counsellor BA (Hons), MNCPS (Accred), BACP
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Ludlow, Shropshire, SY7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified therapist and psychotherapeutic counsellor, (member of BACP and  accredited member of NCPS) working online or in person from my practice near Ludlow, experienced in working with individuals of all ages, and from all walks of life. I work in a relational-integrative and trauma focused way. 

My approach responds to the individuals that I am working with, and I incorporate a range of therapeutic approaches into my work to broaden and deepen the therapeutic experience for my clients.

I am committed to offering support, walking beside you on what can seem like a scary journey as an equal, creating a therapeutic space for us that is safe, empowering and collaborative, where we can actively work together towards the change and growth that you want to see.

As a therapist, I am curious about people and the stories of how they have arrived at the place that they are at in their lives. These stories can often determine how we look out into the world, make sense of it and how we engage with other people.

I have conversations with people to help them to understand their story, to help make sense of their lives and what is going on for them and to understand the parts of themselves, to arrive at a place where they have more knowledge of themselves and feel more balanced.

I work with clients from a range of backgrounds, who are experiencing many differing difficulties and challenges that can affect us all as human beings, including: relationship difficulties, anger difficulties, trauma experiences, bereavement or loss, the effects of a physical health problem, and those that may have been given a name or label such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, complex post-traumatic stress disorder or eating disorders, through to those that have not been given a name, or do not have a need to be given a name or label to explain how people are feeling.

I use Transactional Analysis as my main way of working. Transactional Analysis is a talking therapy that uses an approach focusing on understanding the complexities of human feelings, thoughts and behaviour that we often push aside or keep hidden, working with a belief that we can discover and rediscover our own power and abilities.

I work with care, empathy and confidentially both in short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy for adults, face to face and online.

In person, my practice room is approximately 15 mins from Ludlow, Shropshire, situated just outside Diddlebury in the Corvedale, and within easy reach from Bridgnorth, Church Stretton, Bishop’s Castle, Telford, Leominster, Shrewsbury, and Wolverhampton (50 minutes drive).  I will send a map link and further details before your appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) 
  • Accredited member of the NCPS (National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society) 
  • Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Transactional Analysis) with South Manchester Centre for Psychotherapy (four-year training programme - Foundation degree equivalent)
  • Certificate in Trauma Focused Therapy - with Manchester Psychotherapy Foundation and The Link Centre
  • Certificate in Working with Addictions - with The Link Centre
  • Transactional Analysis 101 certificate
  • Mental Health First Aider with Mental Health First Aid England
  • Bachelor of the Arts Honours degree (BA Hons)

I have also undertaken training courses in specific areas including:

  • Working with anxiety and depression
  • Working with suicidal clients
  • Working with clients who self-harm 
  • Working with eating disorders
  • Working with highly sensitive people
  • Working with bereavement and loss 
  • Working with Neurodiversity (ADHD and Autism) and Disability - working in an affirming model
  • Using trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive methodology in therapeutic writing (with Write Your Self)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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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 & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Therapies offered

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Making the first step towards therapy can seem daunting. I offer an initial 15-minute conversation for free - either on the phone or online. This allows us to get to know each other a little more and talk about the reasons that has led you to making contact with me.

I also offer concessions to young adults (18-25), students and low-wage clients. Please let me know in our first conversation if you would like to discuss a reduced rate. 

Payment by BACS or cash on the day of the session taking place.

When I work

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Ludlow, Shropshire, SY7

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Zoom
Mandy Fowler
Mandy Fowler