Valerie Senior Dip.Counselling, Dip Hypno-psych registered member BACP
Hi my name is Val, thanks for visiting my profile page.
I am an integrative counsellor offering individual counselling from a comfortable practice in Chester. Searching for a counsellor can seem daunting, so it is really important to find one who fits with you and understands the difficult issues life can bring. I have experienced many difficulties throughout my life, and can bring that understanding into my work with you.
I am a registered member of the BACP, and adhere to their framework of ethics and good practice, including supervision and continued Professional development.
Are you Feeling overwhelmed, suffering anxiety/panic, depressed, emotional or stressed and need something to change?
Counselling can help, by talking through your problems, gaining a different perspective, identifying your needs and working together on how to change things for the better.
Emotional and physical distress can be exhausting, impacting on every area of our lives and affecting our health and well-being. Talking through these difficulties can bring about a sense of freedom and control, when things have previously felt overwhelming or hopeless.
You have already taken the biggest step, by seeking support. Whatever the reason you are here, as an empathic, non judgmental counsellor, I will listen, accept and respect you. I will not tell you what to do, but will work with you to help reach a positive outcome. Whatever you bring to counselling is treated with complete respect and confidentiality.
How I Work
Being a qualified Integrative counsellor, allows me to use different models of therapy to tailor my support to your individual needs. Blending CBT , Psychodynamic & person-centred approaches, I am able to help you to identify the difficulties you are experiencing, explore them in a safe confidential space, and support you to change it and move forward. We are all individuals so it is important to find the best approach to suit you and your needs. Counselling can help you to see clearly where your difficulties lie, and to change what is not working for you, allowing you to decide what is needed to improve your life.
I have experience of:
Primary health care through GP referrals,
Supporting blind and visually impaired client's, in a non for profit organisation
Working with adults of all ages with various mental health issues.
I have worked as a therapist with children & young people in a charitable organisation.
I have also worked within schools, providing counselling for students, with issues such as exam stress, bullying, anger, low self-esteem, low confidence, family breakdowns,divorce.
As well as counselling I am a qualified Hypnotherapy practitioner. Hypnotherapy interventions and techniques can enable us to work at a deeper level, helping to relieve stress and anxiety, build confidence and rid yourself of unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. Hypnotherapy is also a great tool to promote deep relaxation.
Hypno-psychotherapy Is beneficial for phobias, anxiety, stress, confidence, smoking- cessation, and many others conditions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling. (CPCAB)
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies. (CPCAB)
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills. (CPCAB)
- Certificate Of Proficiency, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy (Practitioner)
- I work with all ages from 14 years old for counselling, over 18 years old for Hypnotherapy.
I am committed to continually improving my skills and knowledge and have attended many courses to improve my professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I offer an initial free face to face consultation (30 mins)for us to discuss your needs. (Telephone consultation available if preferred 30 mins free of charge) In this session we can also decide if Counselling is right for you, and importantly that I am the right Counsellor for you.
Individual fees are £35 per session
I do offer concessions for students/unwaged/low income please ask.
Home visits are available (once assessed) £40 per session
Fees are payable by cash or cheque at the end of each session.
£50 per hour or £65 per 90 mins.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Parking is available close by in Car park, also limited parking on road close to practice.
I am available flexible hours Mon - Fri and evenings if preferred. parking available
Types of client