Valerie Manners BA Psych. Dip Couns. MBACP
Coronavirus - anxiety and isolation
Whoever you are, wherever you live, at the time of writing this article, coronavirus is a rapidly unfolding reality. Apart from the physical consequences of the virus, there are emotional and mental implications.
- What can be the emotional and mental impact of coronavirus or COVID-19?
- How can you prepare?
- And how can you cope with coronavirus anxiety, isolation, quarantine and treatment?
- Skype and Facetime counselling sessions are available day time and evenings;
I run two busy private counselling practices. One at Harley Street Therapy Centre, 1-7 Harley Street, London W1G and one in Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7.
My practice at Harley Street Therapy Centre brings together professional excellence and years of experience, delivering solution focused counselling and therapeutic coaching, using advanced cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions and techniques to ensure the best outcome for your personal needs.
Right now you might be at your wits end and feeling quite apprehensive about seeing a counsellor. You may feel stressed and unsure about how best to address your issues of concern.
I work with individuals and couples in a way that will best suit you. I have experience working with private medical companies and GPs addressing work related issues and personal/relationship concerns. I practice within a person-centred framework which incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy, which aims to identify and alter unhelpful thought patterns and make you feel more positive.
Most common areas that I work with are:
- Relationship difficulties
- Social media anxiety
- Stress at work
- Depression and low mood
- Anxiety and worry
- Panic attacks
- Lack of motivation
- Low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence
- Family concerns including children and elderly parents
- Midlife crisis
- Health anxiety
- Loss of a loved one by death or in a relationship
- Later life/retirement concerns
- Eating disorders
- LGBTQ issues
Many people feel substantially different after only a few sessions of counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Counselling (BACP accredited).
BAHons Social Psychology.
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I abide by the BACP's ethical code of practice.
My experience is gained from extensive therapeutic work undertaken with a wide range of clients within the NHS in the City of London, Islington, Haringey and Barnet as well as private client work gained in Harley Street, London W1 and in my own private practice in London and Marlow.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
For further information on session structure, fees and availability email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text/WhatsApp +44(0)7956 500 250.
One session is a full hour.
My fees and counselling contract are subject to annual review.
I combine person-centred therapy with cognitive behavioural therapy and I will work with you to identify an approach which is best suited to your needs.
I work face to face in London and Marlow and also offer sessions using FaceTime or Skype.
For more info see my website www.valeriemannerscounselling.co.uk