Stephanie Merritt-Morling Person Centred Counsellor MBACP
There are times when life can feel overwhelming for us all. Life events can leave us feeling anxious, less confident, a sense of losing our identity, which can impact on our relationships with others or how we view ourselves. We all need someone to talk to in confidence, to help facilitate our thoughts and feelings and to be able to make sense of why we may be feeling the way in which we do. Having time and space to reflect on our feelings within a safe and non-judgemental environment is key to forming a relationship that enables us to begin the process of trust and self exploration, which may lead us to acceptance and self-resolution.
My name is Stephanie and I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor. During my training and since I have qualified I have provided counselling support to a charity that provides free intensive structured, abstinence-based, day treatment for adults with substance addictions: alcohol, illicit and non-illicit drugs and behavioural addictions such as: eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-harm, gambling, shopping/spending, relationships, love and sex.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling. I also have experience of working with children, young people and adults within various setting with a career that has spanned thirty years During this time I have gained a wealth of knowledge, experience and insight relating to relationships, having undertaken various training that has enhanced my skills and practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
Sessions will be offered for an initial six week period, taking place weekly. After this period the counselling will be reviewed to see if this is continuing to meet your expectations, to consider progress, if you want to undertake further sessions and to plan for these if appropriate to do so. Counselling can be short term or undertaken over a longer period, it depends on the individual and their needs.
You can expect the sessions to be non-judgemental, respectful and lead by you as I believe you are the expert of your feelings but together we can explore your feelings and anxieties, which may enable you to make sense of your world and experiences.
- Initial consultation free
- Fees £40 per hour
- Concessions are available
If you want to book a counselling session but not sure if this can help you an initial consultation can be offered to you. This provides an opportunity for us both to meet, explore what your expectations of counselling are, what has brought you to counselling and to hear what I can provide and how we will work together. If we both decide to continue with counselling further sessions will be planned and an agreement formalised.
These are some of the areas that I am able to offer counselling around:
- Loss & separation
- Relationship difficulties
- Child & Adolescent related issues (managing challenging behaviour & conflict)
- Eating disorders
- Life changing events (I.e. redundancy, illness, divorce, growing older)
- Family issues
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|