TERESA BROWN Advanced diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling, (MNCS Acc)
01406364744 / 07769343135
Hi and thank you for visiting my profile. I appreciate that taking the first steps to the counselling process isn't always easy - so please be reassured that I am more than happy for you to email or contact me for any further information that you require.
I view life as a journey. A journey into the unknown - both exciting and happy yet sometimes scary, stressful or sad. None of us have a crystal ball or the ability to know how we will feel or react in any situation - but most of us have an expectation of ourselves to behave in a certain way, which can create disappointment, feelings of failure and low self esteem. It is with all of this in mind that the past can create guilt and regret and the future can create fear and anxiety. The aim in counselling is for you to recognise what is happening for you right now, how your feelings may be influenced by any past issues and how you can move forwards into a brighter future.
Relationships play a huge part in this. Our whole lives are based around relationships with partners, children, parents, friends, colleagues to name a few. When these relationships change or become strained we can find ourselves searching for meaning and direction. It is important to recognise that our deepest emotions and feelings are sometimes a mystery to us, or can seem so dark that we struggle to acknowledge or accept them ourselves - let alone disclose and discuss them with a stranger. This is why I approach the counselling process and individual clients with complete non-judgemental respect, empathy and confidentiality, fostering a therapeutic environment of mutual trust and confidence at all times.
I have a long history in the medical & cancer nursing profession and am passionate about the emotional & psychological welfare of the people whom I care for - It is always an honour to be entrusted with a persons deepest and sometimes darkest thoughts and feelings. This alongside my varied life experiences helps me to provide a comfortable, caring and knowledgable environment conducive to helping clients feel free enough to share their feelings and to recognise & achieve their goals.
I foster an integrative approach to counselling which means that I can tailor any responses, interactions and interventions to you as the individual client and your presenting needs. I use a person centred approach to all interaction within counselling, always ensuring that I offer a safe place for you, grounded in confidentiality, empathy, genuine care and non-judgemental acceptance.
professional support & advice in counselling is essential for many reasons - none more so than client & therapist safety, professional development & for keeping current & up to date. I undertake regular supervision at least 1.5 contact hours per month plus telephone support if/when required.
some of the common issues I help people to work through are anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, family dynamics/issues, relationship problems, gender issues & sexuality, abuse, terminal illness, bereavement and loss, body image issues, phobias, general sadness, low self esteem & confidence issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
• Advanced diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling (with distinction)
• Diploma in hypnotherapy (with distinction)
i currently volunteer at the local secondary school providing counselling and support for teenagers with self esteem, anxiety & bereavement needs amongst others.
• Qualified Nurse
Prior to and during my time as a qualified counsellor I have worked in nursing for over 25 years - most recently as cancer support and information nurse at the big C cancer charity in kings lynn.
I have a long history working as a sister in palliative and cancer care dealing with all aspects of end of life care and treatment - none more so than the psycho-social care of patients and relatives/carers. This role furnished me with a wealth of experience regarding grief, loss and the acceptance of life's changes and difficulties.
• Cruse bereavement ABC course
- Advanced communication skills
- safeguarding - adult & child
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Although I am not a qualified play or art therapist I do like to help people to express their thoughts and feelings in creative ways tailored to the clients wishes. (Art, handouts, visual prompts, mindful relaxation).
My Fees are:
£35 per 1 hour session.
Couples counselling £45 per 1 hour session.
Hypnotherapy is £45 per 1 hour session.
I work from a comfortable homely setting in the market town of Long Sutton just 20 mins drive from Kings Lynn, Wisbech or Spalding.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
appointments available on Mon, Tue & Thursday 9am - 3pm. I also offer flexible evening appointments on a Monday tuesday and Thursday to suit as requested.
Types of client