Yevonne Brown

Worcestershire WR3 & Worcester WR1
07471897710 07471897710

About me

Have you found the right person to speak too, the questions we most often ask:

Will she understand, is it just me, will it really help, what if she thinks I am crazy , will other people find out, do they tell my GP or family, is she qualified, is it the right thing to do, why can I not sort these things myself .

We meet talk and look at all the above and more.

Counselling is very often a way of sounding out the issues with someone trained and empathic, finding a way through, so life can make sense and feel ok again.

Strange blog I know but that's the sort of thing I would be thinking.

I have worked in Mental Health as a Qualified Nurse, also a qualified Counsellor in Trauma, Depression, Bereavement and  other life situations .

I believe one hat  does not fit all, your are an individual with a unique personality and  you have individual issues to discuss.

Have I had issues yes, many years ago now, I used a trained counsellor,  why because I needed someone non judgmental, whom had nothing to do with anyone I knew, it felt safe and confidential, the anxiety and fear decreased it was worth it.

I work in a Person Centred way, which means you bring to the session what you would like to look at.

I am lead by you , you can do one or many sessions as you wish, it's your choice.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Mental Health Nurse of over 30 years working with people with complex Mental health Issues.

EMDR Level 4 at present , in the process of completing my MSc in EMDR

Level 4 Dip Integrated Counselling

Since leaving the NHS I have worked in many areas as a therapist,  all female in care treatment for Personality Disorders utilising DBT

Worked as a Manger/Trainer for CRUSE the National Bereavement services.

Worked for addiction drug and alcohol misuse services.

Currently have a small private practice, which I would like to increase my case load to enable people I support to regain themselves and their wellbeing.

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Complex trauma and PTSD are my main areas of work

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

I offer a free intial assessment to help you establish whether you feel counselling is the right path for you .

General Counselling £35

EMDR £45

I also do block session reductions , please ask if you feel this would be of  benefit.

I do offer reduced fees when appropriate to do so as I believe counselling should be available to everyone .

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

During this climate of lockdown,  I have been using telephone and zoom to engage , I more than happy to see new people  through this method.

I am a very client centred counsellor and continue to believe the initial engagement and working alliance is crucial to success of any persons  journey.

Worcestershire
West Midlands
WR3

Infirmary Walk
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages No

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

My counselling rooms are in City Centre in Worcester .

Availability

I have availability via Zoom or Skype during lockdown

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Yevonne Brown

Yevonne Brown