20 Lonsdale Road
Patricia Boles (MBACP)
Are you suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, family or relationship problems or anger issues? It may be difficult to talk to friends or family as they may not know what to say, you fear they may judge you, or you don't want to burden them.
My approach is not to give advice or to judge, but to offer a calm, supportive, confidential space where we can explore your difficulties, alleviate negative thoughts, patterns and behaviours, and enable you to achieve a happier, more satisfying life. I am an integrative counsellor and therapist and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Being an integrative counsellor means I can draw on a number of therapeutic approaches and find the best and most appropriate way to work with you.
I offer short-term counselling, (up to twelve weeks) and longer, open-ended work, depending on your needs. You can call me on 07980 599420 or contact me by email shown at the top of this page and arrange to meet.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Code of Ethics. I hold a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre and I am currently completing a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy. Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked in advertising and marketing and so have experience and understanding of working in a challenging creative environment with the stress and anxieties that can arise. I facilitate groups, and, as a trainer,educator and mentor, I have continuing experience of motivating and enabling people to make the most of who they are.
I have experience working with a range of presenting issues to include: Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Depression, Family issues, Low Self-Confidence, Low Self-Esteem, Miscarriage, Relationship Issues, Stress, Trauma and Work Related Issues, including Redundancy. I have experience working in a low cost therapy service and within the the NHS as a staff counsellor,dealing with a wide range of issues, both personal related to the workplace.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual counselling: £65 for a 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Degree level competency in French|
Types of client