Rhona Wooldridge MBACP Registered
As a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Life Coach, I work collaboratively with you to help gain better clarity about the problems you are facing; greater awareness of how the past influences the present; help to identify the obstacles that are preventing you from moving forward; learning to challenge your limited beliefs and behaviour; identifying your personal goals; finding solutions that are right for you; and addressing emotional difficulties that are affecting your life.
In everyday language the word ‘trauma’ relates to a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that may have long lasting effects, and overwhelms the person’s ability to cope. The psychological affect of trauma can result, for example, in memory loss, substance misuse, flashbacks, panic attacks, fear and anxiety. Through our work together we examine how your traumatic experience impacts on your life now; make sense of the experience; discover how to manage symptoms and develop new ways of coping.
I have experience working with a range of difficulties including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Unresolved trauma, managing ADHD, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, attachment issues, sexual, emotional & psychological abuse, living with dyslexia, the critical voice, relationships, issues related to unworthiness and lack of self confidence.
It is possible to achieve a more satisfying life, better relationships, and grow in confidence to make the changes we need and want in our lives. With the right support your self-understanding can strengthen your ability to handle challenging situations and overcome the effects of traumatic events and difficult past experiences.
That said, it could be hard to make changes when life feels overwhelming or crisis ensues and you're not sure what to do. At these times, the support of a compassionate, engaged therapist, who will strive to understand your unique experience, and support you through the sometimes tough, sometimes exhilarating work of change, growth and recovery - can make a difference. What matters is that you get the help that is right for you, so you can manage your difficulties better and have a healthier sense of well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
I received my Integrative Counselling Diploma from the Minster Centre, known for its integrative training approach which actively engages in Humanistic, Psychodynamic, The Body, Existential and Transpersonal psychotherapy traditions. I have experience in CBT,Solution Focus techniques and Motivational Interviewing
As a qualified Life & Career Coach I incorporate coaching into my work with the primary aim to help bring about concrete changes in the client's life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loneliness, Career Change, Life Transitions, Attachment Patterns
If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch for a free initial chat.
I offer a one hour Initial Session for £35. This provides an opportunity to talk about your concerns and decided if you feel comfortable working with me.
Regular weekly 50 minute sessions: £50 - £60 (negotiable)
BLOCK BOOKINGS AVAILABLE:
Consecutive, non-refundable Block Booking of 8 consecutive sessions for £360 (£45 per session)
If you are a student, underemployed, not working or a senior citizen I offer a LOW COST COACHING / COUNSELLING SERVICE available on Thursdays & Fridays between 10am and 2pm (£20 per session)
I am an Associate Member of the Association for Coaching, a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, a member of PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors - recovering from trauma and abuse), and Associate Member of the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals.
I also have an interest in working with pre- and post retirement individuals who are finding their life transitions difficult to manage.
Counselling is not a quick fix. The process involves time to establish a therapeutic relationship in order to explore your concerns in depth.
Coaching focuses upon a working alliance working on your specific goals.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday 6pm-8pm,Tuesday 6pm-8pm, Wednesdays 7pm-9pm , Thursdays 6pm to 8pm, Fridays 2pm - 5pm . LOW COST COACHING/COUNSELLING available on Thursdays & Fridays 10am to 2pm.
Types of client