Rhiannon Duggan (MBACP) Counselling for adults and adolescents
Wotton Under Edge
I believe that we all have within us a strength to transform and change our lives by exploring current behaviour, choices that we make and possible reasons behind them. A supportive counselling relationship can help you with this transformation, often leading to a healthier, freer and more energy-filled life.
I am a qualified Integrative counsellor with a background of 30 years working alongside adults and adolescents in a variety of different roles including youth and community work and residential support work. I am also a qualified secondary school teacher.
In Counselling I value working face to face with people in order to explore all aspects of who they are and the unique things with which they struggle.These can include:
* spirituality/faith and religious ideas
* gender and sexuality
My Integrative approach means that I bring different techniques to each individual client. These can include relaxation and mindfulness, breathing and meditation, drawing, art and CBT techniques that focus on how we think and behave.
Because it can be a new experience to have a child in counselling, for work with under 18 yr olds I provide an initial parental session to discuss how I work and what to expect. The first session is then shared between the parent/young person if appropriate. This is in order to make the process supportive for the whole family as well as the young person themselves.
I work either short or long term and we review the work regularly so that you are clear about what you are trying to achieve from our sessions. My aim is to provide a supportive, confidential space to help you understand yourself and your choices more clearly.
I work from a relaxed and private garden room in Wotton-under-Edge (picture below) and rooms in Dursley. I am a registered member of BACP and am fully insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA joint honours in Theology, religious studies and english literature (University of Surrey)
Certificate in youth and community work (Avon accreditation trust)
Diploma in Integrative therapeutic counselling (Herm college Somerset)
YWCA Bristol counsellor for young women 16-25 years.
Private counselling practice Bristol and Gloucestershire
Qualified Teacher Status (University of Gloucestershire)
Registered Member British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP: Reg 080884)
2015/16 Family constellations workshops with Sheila McCarthy (various 1 day)
2015/16 Diploma in contemporary trauma practice: mind, body and relationship (10 day training)
2016 Working with Shame workshop (1 day)
2016 Understanding self harm workshop (1 day)
2016 Understanding legal issues of work with young people workshop (1 day)
2017/18 Advanced certificate in Eating Disorders (5 day training)
I undertake continuing professional development through online training (BACP counselling MindEd), Workshops (internet, intimacy and sexual dev in adolescents), Conferences (BACP Working with anxiety and Bowlby Centre attachment conferences) and regular child protection training.
I am currently the Counsellor in a secondary school with years 7-13 and I also run a private practise in Gloucestershire for both adults and adolescents.
I am an associate trainer for the University of Bristol counselling service
I offer counselling in small group work (siblings) on issues such as separation and divorce.My experience of working with young people is both paid and voluntary:
Formal Counselling sessions, leader-in-charge in a youth centre, managing a homeless drop-in, running a street youth work project and residential trips. I have also taken young people on International trips and have lived and worked in France, India, New Zealand and Australia.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specific areas of interest I hold are:
Young People and gender/sexuality/relationships/identity
Exam stress: (Blog- https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellor-articles/exams-and-mental-health)
Isolation and loneliness
Issues of twinship and identity
Nutrition and mental health
Religion, Spirituality and Faith
Chronic illness - especially ME
Photos & videos
I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss your needs in Counselling.
A 50 minute individual session then costs £45 (Wotton) £48 (Dursley)
A 60 minute sibling session £55-£65
I work during the day and the evening and have a small number of concessionary places for those on benefits-please enquire.
Please call, text or email for further details.
(Please note that there is currently no toilet available at the Wotton room, although the house can be accessed in an emergency).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day and evening appointments available
Types of client