Trudie Clark, MBACP, RMN, UKCP.
"Emotional pain is not something that should be hidden away and never spoken about. There is truth in your pain, there is growth in your pain but only if it is first brought out into the open".
Hello and welcome- My name is Trudie,
At times of emotional pain,sadness and crisis, feelings can be overwhelming and hard to deal with. Change and confronting difficulties can be frightening, it can feel that staying with familiar ways of being is the safest option. However, I believe that everyone has the inherent potential to heal, grow and change unhelpful patterns of being. I offer a safe, warm, supportive, nonjudgmental space to explore issues of concern, relationships, and unhelpful patterns of behavior, with the aim of improving overall well being. The service I offer is bespoke to your individual needs and facilitates an opportunity to heal, grow and change.
I am a qualified mental health nurse with experience of thirty seven years working in the NHS. I have built on my nursing career, knowledge and skills by undertaking further study in counselling and psychotherapy. I have experience of working with clients with a range of problems including anxiety, depression, mental health issues, bereavement and relationship issues.
I provide a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service in Ledbury, Herefordshire. Ledbury is approximately 15 miles from the counties of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. I offer counselling sessions in a private, quiet environment a few minutes walk from Ledbury town centre. I also can provide appointments in Great Malvern, Worcestershire. I can tailor the number of sessions to your individual needs providing long and short term work, and can offer evening and weekend appointments.
How will I work with you ?
I work in relational, creative manner, this means the relationship created between myself and the client, becomes the vehicle to explore the areas of concern. I find that use of creativity can enable clients to access and explore their difficulties when words are difficult to express. I seek to build positive , empathetic relationships with clients so that the relationship between us becomes an supportive environment to promote healing, growth and change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a individual member of the BACP and have recently completed a Msc in integrative psychotherapy, graduation January 2020. Currently I am awaiting accreditation with the UKCP. I work to ethical standards as stated in the BACP, UKCP and NMC Codes of Conduct. In line with professional standards, I receive regular supervision with a UKCP accredited therapist. I am fully insured to undertake counselling and psychotherapy.
- Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy (Birmingham City University)
- Post graduate diploma in integrative psychotherapy ( Birmingham city university)
- MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (Birmingham City University
- RMN (registered mental health nurse. retired)
- BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies
- NMP (non-medical prescriber)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
An Initial Session (50 mins), is provided for clients to gain further information about counselling and psychotherapy and to explore individual needs. The Initial Session helps clarify the aim of therapy as well as address any questions or concerns. We discuss and agree the number and pattern of any follow on sessions.
Initial Assessment (50 mins) £40.00
Counselling Sessions (50 mins) £40.00.
I use a humanistic integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy, incorporating the theories of person centered therapy, attachment theory and gestalt. My counselling session provide an opportunity for you to explore your difficulties, and relationships with yourself and others.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer a bespoke service to meet individual needs and can provide short and long term work. I can offer evening or weekend appointments .
Types of client