Mieke McLarty BA (Hons), FdSc Counselling, Registered MBACP
07793582000 / 07793 582000
I am a warm, engaging therapist and would be happy to answer any queries you may have about counselling. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to talk about anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. This is a unique space that is separate from friends and family.
The counselling relationship that I offer is empathic and non-judgemental, creating an environment in which deep grievances may be heard and processed which encourages emotional healing.
I work with couples, adults and teenagers and have many years of experience working with relationships and deep trauma.
I have worked with many different issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self harm, trauma, rape, child sex abuse, suicidal thoughts and bereavement, and as an integrative practitioner I always work with the individual's unique experience using a variety of approaches. I am primarily a relational counsellor that integrates many theories, including psychodynamic and person centered, that can be tailored to the individual. Using a broad range of approaches will help you make sense of what is troubling you and to develop positive strategies to manage the issues you face, for example depression.anxiety, difficulties with relationships, coping with separation/divorce and the effect on children, domestic abuse/violence, sexual abuse and surviving and moving on from child sex abuse.
Counselling is a process and I am passionate about helping my clients through their troubles by creating the time and space to improve well-being.
Working with couples the issues that arise can be:
* there is a sense of distance in the relationship and you feel unable to reach out to each other
* difficult conversations may be avoided to prevent arguments
* arguments become circular and spiral down to familiar unresolved issues
* feelings of hurt, anger, resentment remain after conflict giving rise to feelings of isolation
* you feel unhappy because you do not feel heard or understood
* past unresolved issues or trauma may be impacting the relationship
In therapy I can support you both to emerge from your negative cycle to a place where you can re-discover mutual needs, gain understanding and build a physically and emotionally stronger relationship that will change your lives forever.
I believe I offer a warm and safe space in my therapy room to enable an exploration of what is happening in your life today.
Finding a couples or individual counsellor or therapist that you feel comfortable with is very important. If you would prefer to discuss your situation informally or you would like to find out whether we can work together, please do contact me. You are under no obligation to book an appointment. My mobile is: 0779 358 2000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons Counselling, FdSc Counselling, Higher Education Diploma Counselling,
I have completed further training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in:
Fundamentals of working with couples:
* working with the relationship dynamic
* patterns of intimacy/sexual relating/problems
Therapeutic aspects of working with sexual violence
Impact of Sexual Violence
Rescuing the inner child
Sexualised Trauma training with Zoe Lodrick
Policy and procedure for pre-trial therapy
Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
The body keeps the score training with Christianne Sanderson
Safeguarding Young People
Introduction to MindEd Core Content
Introducing Child Development
People Working in Child Mental Health
Attachment & Human Development
Safeguarding Adults Level 1 - Awareness.
I have a current Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enhanced certificate for working with children and young people.
Registered member of the BACP No: 157348.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£40 for individuals and £50 for couples. The counselling sessions last for 1 hour.
Working with a counsellor requires a relationship of trust, honesty and support that allows you to be the person you really are – without limitations, without censorship and definitely without feeling judged.
It's important to 'shop around' for a counsellor you feel comfortable working with, this could involve finding out more about them and how they work. My aim is to give you as much information as possible without using too much jargon.
Finally, remember counselling is an investment in yourself…….invest wisely and well.
Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available on Wednesdays and Thursday and offer evening appointments of 6.00 pm and 7.15 pm. Concessions offered
Types of client