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PG Dip Couns MBACP

About me

If you are considering talking with someone about things that are becoming too difficult to endure by yourself, you may find that a compassionate, empathetic style of listening and counselling is helpful to gently work with even the most private issues.

I work with generalised anxiety, depression, relationship issues, panic disorder, bereavement, workplace stress and other issues listed below. I specialise in counselling survivors of rape and sexual abuse. I also provide short term support.

Nearly everyone has difficulties at some point in their lives which can be helped by talking to a professional counsellor, and I aim to provide a warm, accepting welcome for you and your experiences which I will help you to explore non-judgmentally and sensitively.

I also work at The Sue Lambert Trust, which specialises in rape and sexual abuse. I am a MIND Credentialed Therapist and you will find me on the Norfolk and Waveney MIND website listing.

Counselling centred around you

As the key to progress in counselling is in developing a relationship of trust I work in the person centred approach where your experiences are primary. I listen attentively and respectfully without judgement, and your view is placed at the very centre of the process.

I can help you to navigate your most personal issues in your own way, at your own pace and as far as you feel you want to, with sensitivity and in complete confidence.

I specialise in working with women and men suffering from

  • Acute Anxiety where quality of life has seriously diminished
  • Generalised Anxiety which can manifest as worry, confusion or fear
  • Depression, and feeling down, isolated or alone
  • Rape, sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse and rape, and the ongoing traumas and difficulties created by this
  • Bereavement
  • Sexuality including issues around LGBT
  • I have worked with suicide attempt survivors and seen lives completely transform over time
  • I can teach you mindfulness based meditation techniques
  • We can use Focusing techniques to help you safely experience your feelings
  • Spiritual aspects of your experience are also welcomed

The empathetic counsellor helps the client to bring new aspects of themselves to awareness, helping the client to resolve their issues while providing caring support through difficulties.

Research provides evidence that a trusting therapeutic relationship is key to achieving personal change, so your choice of therapist is important. You can find out more about how I work with a £30 introductory session.

Please see my website www.roisinelder.com for more information.

I am registered with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) where you can also find my advertised listing.  www.bacp.co.uk is one of the main UK professional bodies and I adhere to their code of professional ethics and practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Mind Credentialed Therapist

Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (The Norwich Centre for Personal Development)

BA (Hons) World Art History with Anthropology (University of East Anglia, Norwich)

BBC TV News I worked in live news production for 15 years, including as a director of regional and national news programmes and as a short film maker.

25 years study of Eastern psychology and philosophy (From Masters in the Tibetan, Zen and Theravadin traditions. See additional information below).

I work as a counsellor in a classically Person Centred approach as developed by Dr. Carl Rogers. This is purely in the Western Psychological model.

I specialise in working with people who have suffered rape and sexual abuse from my years working at The Sue Lambert Trust in Norwich.  http://www.suelamberttrust

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood sexual abuse

Acute anxiety

Spiritual crisis

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Fees

From £45.00 to £50.00

Additional information

My fees are £45 per session during office hours. After 5pm and Saturdays £50.

Introductory appointments start at £30 so you can come and meet me, and see how counselling feels for you, subject to my availability to see you after that.

Face to face in my pleasant room in Norwich NR2 with free parking and near a frequent bus route. Also Skype, Zoom or phone sessions available if preferred or required.

Please visit www.roisinelder.com for more information

When I work

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Weekdays from 9am, some evenings and limited Saturday appointments, please contact me on counselling@roisinelder.com for my current availability. 

Further information

I am a Person Centred counsellor and member of the Person Centred Counselling Association (TPCA). Please see my website for more information about this way of working. https://www.roisinelder.com 

I offer optional short Mindfulness Meditation instruction when requested, if appropriate.

I learned many meditation techniques over 25 years from highly respected and qualified meditation teachers, including the Dalai Lama. However, what I offer you are non-religious and Westernised simple mindfulness techniques. Also they don’t go against any religion or beliefs you may already have. There are no mantras or ideas to take on. I teach very short exercises to watch your mind which are often calming, and with practice can be healing and steadying practices which provide insights for you into your own situation. 

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Counselling is on the ground floor, the toilet is on the first floor. Regrettably there is no disabled access at my room. Free parking is available on the road outside.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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