Pat Lush Post Grad Dip Counselling BACP

Pat Lush Post Grad Dip Counselling BACP

Hobbits Hall
Green Lane
Overseal
Swadlincote
Derbyshire
DE12 6JP

01283 762999 / 07971 416462

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Hobbits Hall
Green Lane
Overseal
Swadlincote
Derbyshire
DE12 6JP

01283 762999 / 07971 416462

About me

We all experience times in our lives when we feel that we are not able to cope effectively with the challenges that are facing us. Counselling may be able to help us at such times. It will not offer off the peg solutions to life’s problems which we simply need to adopt for all to be well again; but can provide a safe, non-judgemental, confidential environment where we can be supported to explore the origins and causes of the challenges we face and to work towards achieving positive outcomes that lead us to a more comfortable and self-fulfilling place in life.

My interest in counselling grew out of support that I received during a particularly challenging time of my own life. I was fortunate enough to work with a counsellor who supported me to explore the root causes of my own challenges and to identify changes to both my own understanding and to develop coping strategies which allowed me to move towards a place in life where I was more confident of both my own worth and my ability to deal with the challenges that I would most certainly meet in the future.

This led to my undertaking a range of counselling courses culminating in a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Durham University.

My experience in counselling includes, establishing a counselling service for a Princess Royals Trust (now Carers Trust) Carers Centre, working with The Samaritans, Relate, private practice and industrial counselling.

If you think that counselling may be helpful to you please feel free to contact me to informally discuss any question you have. An initial session should give you an insight into whether the counselling process may be able to support you in moving to a more fulfilling place in life. Counselling cannot promise to be an easy process but if we are able to approach it with a 100% commitment to finding a more comfortable level of self-worth and understanding it can be a rewarding journey. I look forward to the opportunity to walk alongside you on that journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

My practical counselling experience, which extends of almost 20 years, covers. private practice. Samaritans, Relate, Employment Counselling, as well as establishing a counselling service for Carers.

My basic approach is through Person Centred Counselling but will always seek to draw from a range of counselling styles in order to best meet the needs of each person I work with. I have experience in Psycho Dynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I am able offer counselling for a number of situations and work with individuals, couples, groups and families. My role as a counsellor is to provide a safe, understanding and confidential yet challenging environment where people can work to explore the root causes of their problems and gain understanding of how they can best maximise their own individual strengths to work towards a more positive and fulfilling future.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

  • Initial session - £20
  • Single session - £45
  • 5 pre-paid sessions - £200

Further information

If you think that counselling may be helpful to you please feel free to contact me to informally discuss any question you have. An initial session should help you decide whether the counselling may be able to support you in moving to a more fulfilling place in life. Counselling cannot promise to be an easy process but if we are able to approach it with a 100% commitment to finding a more comfortable level of self-worth and understanding it can be a rewarding journey. I look forward to the opportunity to walk alongside you on that journey.

if I am not available when you ring leave your contact details and I will return your call as soon as possible.
I will always try my best to offer an initial appointment within 2 working days of your enquiry.

Maps & Directions

Swadlincote, DE12 6JP

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Appointments available 09:00 - 19:00 Monday - Saturday. I will always try my best to offer an initial appointment within 2 working days.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme