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What is Counselling?
Counselling is a talking therapy and will provide you with a safe space to receive support during difficult times albeit work, personal or a combination of issues.Counselling will give you an opportunity to work with an impartial person who respects your values, lifestyle and background. It could help you gain an enhanced self- awareness, which could help bring about changes in your life, relationships with others, or an increased awareness of possible responses to your situation.
How can Counselling help?
Sometimes life can become problematic, complex and difficult, our thoughts, feelings and emotions can become muddled, causing upset and distress. Looking for professional help during such times can itself be a daunting prospect.
“Talking to Tanya” will provide you with a safe space to explore your internal working and coping with the impact of the external world. I provide a confidential, compassionate, non- judgmental, professional warm approach to counselling, working in a way that best works for you. Helping people grow and develop as they explore and work through their issues.
Individuals often learn more about themselves and often develop coping stratergies which help them to move forward during the therapeutic process. This personal development of an individual gives me a great sense of pride and job satisfaction. I work with a wide range of problems such as anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, confidence, bereavement and loss, stress, to name but a few. Working holistically, looking at you as a whole person, we will work with whatever you bring to sessions, together exploring and finding a way for you to cope and function in what can often be a difficult world.
How do I work?
I work as an Integrative Therapist, meaning I use a variety of counselling approaches, tailoring sessions to your individual needs; including person centred therapy, mindfulness, solution focused, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and crisis counselling. Working collaboratively with you towards a satisfactory outcome.
My professional experience has included working with young people in Further and Higher Education. Additionally, I have volunteered as a counsellor with a local NHS Staff Counselling Service.
Being a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work within the BACP ‘Ethical Framework for the Counselling Profession’ and I have a current clean Criminal Records Bureau certificate.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling
- Critical Incident Stress Management
- CISM and Peer Support in the workplace workshop
- ASSIST. Applied suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Treating Intrusive thoughts workshop
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy workshop
- Connect 5; Mental Health promotion training.
- Prevent WRAP; Safeguarding
- Practitioner, Neuro -Linguistic programming for Education
- Reiki Master
- Certificate in Education
- A1 Assessor and V1 Internal verifier.
- Qualified Beauty and Complementary Therapist
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am very happy to work with any issues. If I feel this is beyond my professional capabilities I will make sure you are referred onto the appropriate and suitable professionals.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
£35 per hour. Concessions considered for students and those in receipt of certain benefits.
Currently working on a Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, exploring anxiety and the student experience.
In addition I work towards continually improving and developing my practice with focused professional development courses.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available during normal working hours. However I can arrange appointments for weekends and evenings if necessary.