Val Bowers M.BACP

Val Bowers M.BACP



07762 205578

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07762 205578

About me

Hello and Welcome

I hope that by helping you confront your worst fears and anxieties, you can find the solutions you seek and a life that works better for you. I offer a warmly honest and accepting environment in which you can be totally yourself. My clients feel valued and safe enough to take risks in thinking and talking through the issues that trouble them, and emerge feeling more self-confident and motivated to live life in a way that feels right for them.

I work from counselling rooms in Norwich and in Holt. Parking is available at each venue, and I am available to meet any time between 0800 and 2000.

Please email or telephone me for a no-obligation initial discussion to help you work out if you think we could work together to help you.

About me and how I work

I have an essentially optimistic approach to client work. I believe that given a supportive and nurturing environment, you have an innate capacity to find solace, to heal and to find the solutions you seek. My work suggests that so frequently it is the lack of this positive environment in real life that teaches us the ‘survival techniques’ which inhibit us. I hope that by offering you honesty, acceptance and understanding, you can begin to work out a way of living that feels more positive for you.

Special interests

I am especially interested in the ways in which our interactions with family, friends, partners or colleagues can create the feelings of low self-esteem which prevent us from finding the happiness and fulfilment we crave. I have a high success rate in enabling clients to begin to accept and move on from negative and debilitating experiences and achieve stability, self-belief and motivation.

Please get in touch to discuss your hopes and begin to explore whether we might work together successfully. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BSc in Psychology from University of Bristol, a Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling from University of East Anglia, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from The Norwich Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have worked with a wide variety of clients in the voluntary sector and in private practice.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

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Accredited register membership


£40 for a 50 minute session.

Further information

What clients say

Here’s what some past clients have said about our work together:

“I quickly knew I had made exactly the right choice of therapist for me. You put me at ease and your perception and sensitivity were much appreciated."

“For many years people told me it wasn’t my fault, but I couldn’t take what they were saying on board. After working with Val I now feel I can hear them, and I can forgive myself. I feel I can finally move on in my life.”

“I can’t thank you enough for helping me feel I am actually worth my own time, as well as other peoples’.”

“Val has been a beacon of hope for me, that I can find my way to a better future. Thank you for helping me to begin to believe in myself.”

Maps & Directions

Holt, NR25
Norwich, NR3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None



Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme