Pam Greenup M Sc. Adult and teenage counselling
While it is good to talk it's even better to be heard, feeling that you have a safe place to explore worries and concerns. Wih 10 years counselling experience I firmly believe that counselling can offer relief from worries and concerns that we all experience from time to time.
Children and teenagers can really benefit from counselling too. They don't come with their own handbook and are under such pressure these days. Small problems can feel that they are getting out of control leading to more serious issues. Bullying, anxiety, anger, low self esteem, various forms of self harming are among a variety of problems that parents can find themselves coping with. Youngsters generally respond well to counselling.
Issues can surround our health such as depression and anxiety or centre on relationships with partners, parents or children. Some times they come with life changes such as a new arrival, change of job or retirement. A few counselling sessions can often help relieve distress re establishing harmony and a sense of well being
Experience has taught me that no one theory meets all requirements as our problems are unique. I use a number of methods to help find the best approach for you. Sessions are flexible and booked by you as you require them.
Making the first move is usually the most difficult. Please call or email for an initial chat with no obligation.
Training, qualifications & experience
*M.Sc. Systemic Counselling University of Glamorgan
*Certificate of Education. University of Wales
*Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. University of Wales Newport
*Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents. Iron Mill Exeter
Experience Until June 2012 I was employed as a counsellor and child therapist with a leading agency specialising in counselling survivors of sexual abuse and rape. I now work as an independent counsellor in private practice. Prior to that I worked for 35 years as a teacher in grammar, independent and comprehensive schools. I also volunteered with Samaritans for a number of years.
Training After completing an Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (University of Wales) this led to a Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents at the Iron Mill Institute, (Exeter). Following that I became interested in Family Therapy and studied at the Family Institute at the University of Glamorgan gaining an M.Sc. in Systemic Counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- 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
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Teenage Teenager Lesbian Couples counselling
Adolescent gay Relationships
Family Transgender OCD
Sexual abuse Bereavement Dementia/Alzheimers
Child related issues Depression
The first session is a reduced fee of £20 to meet and decide if you feel you would like work with me.
Following that counselling sessions of 60 minutes are £40 although this can vary according to circumstances. Please ask if you would like a reduced rate.
Sessions are booked by you as you require them.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments are available Monday to Wednesday cdaytime plus most evenings to suit and weekends
Types of client
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Supervision & training
At present I work in private practice but was employed for some years with a leading agency specializing in sexual abuse and rape.