Trudie Clark, BACP, RMN
Hello and welcome.
I am a qualified mental health nurse with experience of thirty seven years’ working in the NHS. I have built on my nursing career and knowledge by undertaking further postgraduate study in counselling and psychotherapy. I have experience of working with people with a range of mental health needs and have worked in a variety of settings including community.
At times of emotional distress and crisis, feeling can be overwhelming and painful. Change and confronting difficulties can be frightening, it can feel that staying with familiar ways of being is the safest option. I believe that everyone has the inherent potential to grow, change and heal. I offer a safe , warm, supportive, nonjudgmental space to explore issues of concern, relationships, and unhelpful patterns of behavior.
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 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 manner, this means the relationship created between myself and the client, becomes the vehicle to explore the areas of concern. 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 registered member of the BACP and am working towards accreditation with the UKCP and BACP. 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, BACP accredited therapist to aid my own leading and development and inform my practice. I am fully insured to undertake counselling and psychotherapy.
- Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy (Birmingham City University)
- Studying to achieve MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (final year - currently Diploma level 7) – Birmingham City University
- RMN (registered mental health nurse)
- BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies
- NMP (non-medical prescriber)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- 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) £20.00.
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