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Woolpit Counselling Service

Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9QS
01359 408011 01359 408011 Registered / Accredited
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9QS

About us

What is the Woolpit Counselling Service?
This service is led by the private counsellors working from Woolpit Complementary and offers specialised therapy that includes Person Centred and Psychodynamic Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR (Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing).

Person Centred Counselling is an opportunity for the individual to explore themselves in depth and consider their experience of the world and how they fit into it. It can help to loosen a feeling of stuckness, to become more fulfilled, to reach achievements and gain a greater understanding of self.

Psychodynamic Counselling focuses on bringing the unconscious mind into conscious awareness. This allows difficult, painful and often deep-rooted memories and experiences which may be unhelpfully impacting on current life and relationships to be resolved.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) helps clients to understand that it isn't what happens to us that is important but our perception of situations.  Therapy formulates the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour and considers how we can change unhelpful cycles in our lives.

EMDR (Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) is used to treat a wide range of psychological difficulties that typically originate in trauma, such as direct or indirect experiences of violence, accidents or natural disaster. The experiences outlined above often lead to a post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis, for which EMDR has been recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

The above therapies can be helpful for those experiencing anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, relationship issues, panic disorder, depression, phobias, feeling sad, family issues, separation and divorce, postnatal depression, bereavement, child related issues, low self-esteem, emotional abuse, PTSD, anger management and many more emotional or mental health issues for adults.

Training, qualifications & experience

Debbie Patterson
Degrees: BSc (Hons) Sociology
Experience: 15 years of Private Practise | Working for the NHS since 2009.
Training: Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling | Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Tina Penistone
Degrees: BSc (Hons) Psychology
Experience: Trained in CBT since 2008, working for the NHS providing face to face treatment to people experiencing depression and anxiety difficulties.
Training: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy accredited by the BABCP. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy Training accredited by EMDR Europe Association.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Initial and subsequent appointments £50 - £90
Concession may be available, please enquire for further information

Free consultations are also available at Woolpit Complementary to provide further information and counsellor details.

Further information

What to expect
The Woolpit Counselling Service is structured around the individual. Each person will inevitably present very different experiences and requirements that will influence the type of support needed.

For this reason, each person will have the option to have an initial consultation with Woolpit Complementary. This will be free of charge and is offered in person or by phone to establish a possible plan and provide an opportunity to understand how the Woolpit Counselling Service could help.

Additionally, our therapists can provide free 15-minute consultations via phone, to give you the chance to speak with them directly, prior to your first appointment.

The first session with a therapist is used to establish how they might work together. All contracting of the boundaries of the work is negotiated and agreed with each individual and can be renegotiated during counselling. Most commonly sessions are weekly and last for 50 to 60 minutes. It is important that the client feels confident in being able to openly explore whatever they wish to and are under no obligation to continue if this is not the case.

Further information about what to expect from counselling or CBT can be found on the BABCP or BACP websites.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Woolpit Complementry
Unit 11
Brickfields Business Park
Old Stowmarket Road
Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9QS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Evenings and weekend appointments available.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Woolpit Counselling Service

Woolpit Counselling Service