Vay Coltrose MBACP (reg.)
My aim is to offer you a place where you can bring anything that is bothering you, and be heard, not judged. I will work with you to support you in finding the best solution if there is one to be found. Often there is not, there is no solution, for example, to the trauma caused by abuse, but it can be healed.
I'm a Humanistic Counsellor. I work primarily from a Person-Centred perspective, which means that I believe, as human beings, we all tend to move towards what we need to be, provided our environment is able to support us with what we need, including love and care.
I have experience working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, struggling with all kinds of issues, from relationship problems to issues with food and self-harm.
In addition to general practice, I have developed a specialism in working with people who have difficulties with drugs and/or alcohol, in particular when combined with other issues such as trauma and dissociation.
I attend regular training workshops to keep my knowledge and skills up to date and to provide you with the best service I possibly can.
Counselling is a place…
"to heal, to grow, to be myself, to find a reason to live, to find a way to stand up for myself, to figure out where I want to go and what I want to do, to be heard, to be valued, to understand what's important to me, to cry, to learn that I am good enough, to share a silence with another person, to talk about anything I need to share, to be afraid, to be angry, to feel, to find happiness"
I work with people for short and long term counselling, sessions are usually weekly at the same time each week, although I am flexible around this.
I work with adults of all ages (16+), sexulities, cultures and backgrounds.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (Keele University)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£40 for a 60 minute session. Concessions available.
If you are unsure if I am the right counsellor for you, please get in touch, either by email or phone. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to help you decide if I am a good 'fit' for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Spanish, Catalan|
I currently have availability on Thursday mornings and evenings and Friday mornings and afternoons.
Types of client