Trudie Clark, MBACP, RMN, UKCP.
Hello and welcome- My name is Trudie,
These are challenging and anxious times. It is natural to feel anxiety, fear and uncertainty for ourselves and our loved ones in the face of the current pandemic. I can offer a safe, supportive, non judgmental space to express your fears, lesson your sense of isolation, in order that you are less alone in your struggles. I can enable you, by the use of strategies, to help control your anxiety and fears .
At times of anxiety, emotional pain,sadness and crisis, feelings can be overwhelming and hard to deal with. Confronting difficulties, dealing with events outside our control and change can be frightening. I believe that everyone has the inherent potential to manage their fears, heal, grow by changing unhelpful patterns of being. I offer a chance for you to explore how you relate to others and yourself in order that you may enhance your well being. I offer a bespoke service to meet your assessed needs and can provide telephone counselling.
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.
- MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (Birmingham City University.
- Post graduate diploma in integrative psychotherapy ( Birmingham city university)
- RMN (registered mental health nurse. retired)
- BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies
- NMP (non-medical prescriber)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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) £45.00
Counselling Sessions (50 mins) £45.00.
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.