It is important to recognise that good emotional health is as essential to us as good physical health. Counselling can help to regain, sustain or strengthen our emotional wellbeing.
Described as expert talking therapy, counselling provides a safe and private space to talk about anything preventing us from feeling ok. Some use this space to explore how to respond differently to life events and others use it to become more self-aware; enabling further personal achievement or change. Whatever your need, counselling can provide you with a range of life changing opportunities.
I work face to face with people who are seeking either long term or short term counselling for a wide range of issues. These include: low self-esteem, relationships, difficult life events, anxiety, stress, and depression as well as more specialist areas of abuse, addiction, domestic violence, the effects of traumatic events and bereavement.
I worked as a Registered General Nurse for many years and I draw on my nursing knowledge in my counselling work. This complements my knowledge of human behaviour; using this whole approach I understand the links between our emotional health and physical health and how any imbalance in either can affect our overall wellbeing.
The wide range of issues I work with include: low self-esteem, low confidence, relationships, difficult life events, anxiety, stress, and depression as well as more specialist areas of abuse, addiction, domestic abuse, emotional eating, loss and bereavement and the effects of traumatic events.
My qualifications and experience enable me to access a range of different approaches. I can therefore work with you to find and provide the best approach for you, giving you space to explore your concerns and understand how these may be different in the future.
As a mindfulness practitioner I can help you to establish a daily mindful practice.
I also offer Walking and Talking Therapy
Walking gives us a natural rhythm, being outside brings a sense of calm and perspective and nature itself can be healing. Adding expert talking to this can give you a different experience; one that benefits both our emotional and physical health. We agree on the place and you set the pace and distance.
I will meet you for a first session at which we can discuss your needs and how best to meet these. Following this initial discussion, you choose to continue if you wish to.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in 2013 (BACP accredited course)
- BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling 2014
Integrative counselling is a combined approach that brings together elements of a range of different therapies. My view is that because we are all different there is no single approach that fits anyone of us.
I have also worked as a counsellor in specialist organisations providing counselling for addiction, the effects of addiction and domestic violence.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 - for a one hour session. I also provide affordable counselling, so please ask and we will agree a cost that is affordable for you.
Concessions offered for
Try something different?
Come and explore mindfulness and become more focused and present in life. I offer several sessions of mindfulness training or, if you prefer, a one off taster session. Mindfulness practice enables us to slow down from our helter-skelter rush through life. Finding a sense of calm can reduce stress or anxiety, and use of mindfulness techniques can help us to prepare for an important one off event.
Walking and talking therapy
Walking gives us a natural rhythm, being outside brings a sense of calm and perspective and nature itself can be healing. Adding expert talking to this can give you a different experience; one that benefits both our emotional and physical health. We agree on the place and you set the pace and distance
Visit my website for more details: www.pamevanscounselling.co.uk