Stephanie Cartwright MBACP
If you are struggling with depression, bereavement, anxiety or just feeling low and want to make changes so you can feel more in control and able to cope, I am here to help.
I provide Counselling 1:1 in Stafford in my counselling room, or if you would like to be outside in the beautiful Trentham Gardens, I offer Walk and Talk Counselling.
Sometimes it isn't about being clinically depressed or so anxious you can't get out, sometimes you just know that you are feeling anxious and low and can't seem to pick yourself out of it. Maybe you find yourself struggling to get through each day, hiding behind a smile, convincing everyone you are coping. It can be exhausting having to keep going when you feel like this and you can't figure out how to stop, or what to stop in order to get back to your happy self again.
We will work together discovering what is happening around you and the impact it is having on your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. You are then able to make decisions about changes you want to make, but also come to terms with situations that can’t be changed.
Whether it is a specific issue you want to understand, or a situation you want to come to terms with, I am here to help you transform how you feel.
Specialties in Counselling
- Counselling Outdoors
This provides you a setting to be inspired by the natural world around you, it could be the seasons, the trees or the fact that you can feel the warmth of the sun. So if the idea of sitting inside feels too intense, or you naturally find walking helpful, this could be the perfect way to work.
- Stress and Burnout
I work with professionals that are struggling with the pressures of responsible jobs, which have specific roles that are often target driven with tight deadlines. If this sounds like you I want you to feel confident I understand the pressure that you are under and how this can affect your relationships with partners and children outside work, as well as within the workplace. If the stress is building and you want to make changes before you burnout, then Counselling can help work out what changes can be made to get life back in balance.
Whether you have just lost a parent, partner, child, relative or friend the pain of loss can be unbearable. I work with those grieving at this painful time in their lives and help them discover how to live when the pain of loss is unbearable. Whether the death has been days, weeks, moths or years, if you can't see a way forward and it is hard to talk to other people around you, I want to reassure you that our work together will help you cope.
- Living with illness
Many individuals who have long term health conditions, such as MS, or terminal heath conditions such as Cancer, find it hard to talk through their concerns about their health with partners and family as they don't want to worry them. The benefit of working with me in counselling, is that I can provide an impartial ear and you are able to open up about your fears and concerns, without fear of being judged, or told not to be negative. Living with illness can be very lonely, even when you are surrounded and supported by people who love you.
Other areas of experience include
- Low self esteem
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Post natal depression
- Relationship issues
- Sleep problems
- Personal Development
Counselling takes place in my own counselling room in Stafford and in the Gardens at Trentham, either around the lake, or the Italian Gardens, depending on your situation.
I have appointments available in the evenings and on Saturday mornings, at my room in Stafford, where there is plenty of on site parking.
Day time appointments available at both sites. Please email or call me on 07815844705
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the BACP
MSc Counselling Psychology, Keele University
I have experience working with adults of diverse beliefs and cultures,with a wide range of ages and backgrounds.
Through my private practice I have experience in:-
- Working with individuals that are depressed, struggling with anxiety issues, relationship problems, illness and burnout.
Through my work at Katherine House Hospice, Stafford I have experience working with:-
- Family members who are grieving and coming to terms with caring for terminally ill parents, partners or children.
Clients have been 18 to 86 and have all been able to see progress in their lives through our work together
Areas of counselling I deal with
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I provide a free initial 20 minute consultation via phone or email, where you can tell me about the focus and what you want to get out of our work together. Following this we then will make an appointment.
Appointments are £40 per hour and can be paid by BACS.
A reduced rate of £220 for six sessions is available if booked in advance.
I may build in the use of work books, handouts and mindfulness exercises, if I feel that they will be of help to you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 9am - 7pm Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday 12 - 7pm, Friday 8am - 7pm Saturday 9am - 1pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|