Fees for Affordable Cost counselling

 

 

 

April 2020

Individual Counselling online (with a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist) £25.00 per 50 minute appointment.

 

Individual Counselling online (with a trainee counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist)  £15.00 per 50 minute appointment.

 

 

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Pablo Reina Martinez  (Qualified Counsellor)

Perhaps you wake up feeling that even that you are trying your best you feel bad. That whatever efforts you are putting to live a positive life are not working and this leaves you feeling confused.

Perhaps you don’t know why you feel so anxious, stressed, negative, angry, ashamed or in a frequent low mood. Maybe you are tired of putting effort in improving things and you feel at odds with yourself, reacting to events in a way that is far from your real version. Perhaps you no longer feel happy and at ease with yourself, your relationships and the activities you focus on.

We all go through phases were our emotions and thoughts seem to work against us, to pull us in a downward spiral.

I know I have experienced that many times, and this has forced me to reach out to others. Doing so is not an act of weakness, but an act of maturity, it means we admit sometimes life is hard and that sometimes we face situations for which we don’t feel enough. This is normal part of growth and necessary for psychological development. An opportunity to improve the connection we ourselves which will move us certainly to better times and opportunities. 

Counselling is designed to facilitate this process, to make it easier and more rewarding for you. We can all find a way to cope in isolation, but we are not built to thrive in isolation. My aim is to accompany you in the process of learning and transcending your current issues. I have worked helping individuals like you for more than 3 years and I truly love this process of helping people move from pain to a renewed sense of wellbeing. Just like other therapist have helped me do before. 

I invite you to get in touch with me, and to start your journey to a positive mental health that will surely affect all areas of your life.

Pablo can be contacted here

Tanya (Qualified Counsellor)

Tanya has completed the Chrysalis Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 4. Tanya is a member of the National Counselling Society (NCS).

Tanya uses a Person -Centred integrative approach with a humanistic foundation, which is very much focused on the sessions being led by you. Tanya’s aim is to provide you with a non-judgemental, empathetic and compassionate place in which to aid you in understanding and reaching the answers you are searching for within.

Tanya is likely to also use Psychodynamic theories as well to assist in the therapeutic journey such as Gestalt  in order to explore childhood experiences and ways in which this might be affecting your current relationships and the way you react to certain situations.

Tanya has experience with supporting people for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger

Tanya is flexible in her approach and is a resource to listen and provide a safe environment for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.

 

Mike  (Qualified Counsellor)

Do you find yourself wondering what life is all about? What have I achieved? What does the future hold and does it matter anyway?  His clients are from all ages and backgrounds, and many bring these questions, unsure what to say or where to start. Some bring painful memories, others feel insecure and many want to feel valued.

“I am a BACP registered counsellor offering short and long term counselling on a once weekly basis to individuals from my private practice online, currently on zoom. I offer a warm, empathetic and non judgemental space in which to explore the things which may be troubling you. Together we can reflect on how things in your past may have played a part and how change may occur.”

Maybe he can help you. Mike can be reached here

Janine Berwick (Qualified Counsellor)

Janine has experience of supporting people with the following concerns:  Attachment and family issues, anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, spiritual issues, anger management and low self-esteem. She also has some experience of working with people who are struggling with debt.

She is passionate about working with parents and has trained as a Circle of Security Parenting facilitator.  She has also counselled children and young people in school settings and in a charity. She seeks to build a trusting relationship where people feel safe and valued. She is emphatic and understanding and aims to walk alongside people in their counselling journey.

She is originally from Zimbabwe but has lived in the UK for a number of years.

Janine can be reached here

 

Lucas Voclere (Qualified Counsellor)

Are you feeling anxious, depressed or conflicted with your relationships with yourself or others? Are you eager to discover & nurture self-love & personal growth?

Are you in need of a Counsellor who understands diversity (gender & sexuality, non-normative relationships like polyamory/throuples/open relationships, cultural identity, neurodiversity) and discrimination (internalised or externalised); – a Counsellor who can understand the dynamics at play in every fields of your life and within your identity?

Passionate about diversity, belonging, relationships & personal development, Lucas offers a holding safe space where there are no judgments but the acceptance of everything you are and everything you want to present, honouring your life experience and difficulties as much as your life & therapeutic goals.

Whether you want to heal from past wounding, resolve current issues or work on existential dilemmas to move forward with your life, Lucas is dedicated to help you nurture healthy coping strategies and will assist you with developing fulfilling relationships with yourself and others.

​As a French Counsellor, Lucas has also been dedicated to help expats working on matters relating to cultural identity, integration and belonging.

​Lucas’ corporate and artistic background gives him additional insights about the work stress and other dynamics related to those fields.

Lucas can be reached here.

Vous sentez-vous anxieux/anxieuse, déprimé(e) ou en conflit dans vos relations avec les autres ou vous-même ? Désirez-vous découvrir et entretenir votre amour-propre et votre développement personnel ?

Avez-vous besoin d’un Thérapeute qui comprend la diversité (genre et sexualité, relations non normatives comme polyamour / throuples / relations ouvertes, identité culturelle, neurodiversité) et la discrimination (intériorisée ou externalisée) ; – un Thérapeute qui peut comprendre les dynamiques en jeu dans tous les domaines de votre vie et au sein-même votre identité ?

Passionné par la diversité, le désir d’appartenance, les relations et le développement personnel, Lucas offre un espace bienveillant  où il n’y a pas de jugements mais l’acceptation de tout ce que vous êtes et de tout ce que vous voulez présenter, honorant votre expérience de vie et vos difficultés autant que vos objectifs thérapeutiques et de vie.

Que vous souhaitiez guérir de blessures passées, résoudre des problèmes actuels ou travailler sur des dilemmes existentiels pour avancer dans votre vie, Lucas se consacre à vous aider à développer des stratégies d’adaptation saines et vous aidera à développer des relations épanouissantes avec vous-même et avec les autres.

En tant que Thérapeute Français, Lucas est également dédié à aider les expatriés en travaillant sur des questions relatives à l’identité culturelle, l’intégration et l’appartenance.

Ayant travaillé longuement dans le domaine d’entreprise et le domaine artistique, Lucas bénéficie de connaissances supplémentaires du stress au travail et des autres dynamiques liées à ces domaines d’activité.

 
Lucas peut être atteint ici.

Debbie (Qualified Counsellor)

Are you feeling sad, no-one to talk to, no-one who will understand your pain?  How can I support you?

I am a qualified Counsellor with a diploma in counselling and a foundation degree in counselling through Bath Spa University at UCW (University Centre Weston).  I hold a Diploma in Depression Counselling and in Mindfulness and am trained in Schema Therapy.  I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).  

I am an experienced Bereavement counsellor but also offer support for other mental health issues.  My main approach is person-centred therapy, although I may integrate other therapeutic approaches.  I believe we are all unique and have the potential to change and determine what works best for you.  Therefore, developing a belief in your ability to cope and have a better understanding of self through the therapeutic process.  I will work by your agenda and at your own pace.

I offer a safe place with empathy in a non-judgemental environment.   

I have had a career in the caring profession for approximately 15 years.  I have volunteered with the Alzheimer’s Society and worked alongside Cruse Bereavement Care.  I have experience with the following concerns:

Anxiety – Bereavement – Depression – Grief and Loss – Low Self-Esteem – OCD – Panic Attacks – Stress – Suicidal Thoughts.

Contact me debbiefryer07@yahoo.co.uk

 

Emma (Trainee Counsellor)

Perhaps you feel a sense of ‘stuckness’ in your life or thinking, or feel that there are aspects of your background that are unresolved or unexamined. Perhaps you would like to make sense of your life, heal from past wounds or understand your identity, gender or sexuality more fully.

 I focus on creating a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate space where you can fully express, explore and experiment with the feelings, thoughts and emotions that you may be struggling with.

 My background is in person centred, humanistic and existential counselling, and I use an integrative approach with a focus on diversity (gender, relationship or sexuality, as well as neurodiversity). This means that our work together is focussed on you – starting with where you are today.

I am a trainee counsellor and am currently undertaking a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at the Sweet Track Centre in Glastonbury. I am a member of the BACP.

Michelle Qualified counsellor

Are you facing problems with relationships, or coping with bereavement, anxiety, depression or any other mental health issue? I invite you to meet me online to work together to help you explore and understand your feelings and times of confusion.

I have a range of counselling experience working with a diverse range of clients from the ages of 16 to 70+. My ultimate role is to ensure you feel safe and supported throughout your journey and to build your self-worth and confidence to carry on in everyday life.

I currently work in a community hospital, hold BACP membership and have a Diploma in Integrated Therapeutic counselling. 

Frances (Trainee counsellor)

Has today felt like a struggle? Do you feel alone or that people don’t understand what you’re going through?

Do the words feel too difficult to speak out loud? Perhaps you feel ready to share your story but don’t know who to share it with?

Counselling may help.

Our sessions take place online where you are in a safe place and can share your story at your own pace. You will be listened to and met with empathic and non-judgmental support throughout. Together we can explore what you are feeling, and develop an understanding of how your past has impacted your present.

The knowledge you hold can be the key to future change.

By visiting this website and taking time to read this you’ve already taken a huge step. When you’re ready to take the next one, I’m here to support you, as you embark on the next stage of your journey.

Kimberly (Trainee Counsellor)

Losing someone or something you love can be extremely difficult to come to turns with, the grieving process is long and you often feel as though people don’t understand how you are feeling. You may put on a mask to cover these feelings and try to carry on with life the best you can. Keeping in these feelings in can build up inside and you can start to feel overwhelmed. It can also have an effect on your day to day living. There is no timeline on grief and people can have different experiences and cope with it differently. Always remember there is no right or wrong way to grieve.

Perhaps you are feeling ‘lost’ but you can’t quite understand why? Or your anxiety levels have risen lately? Or perhaps you just do not feel like you anymore and you want to start to get the real you back again. 

Whatever your reason for seeking counselling it’s important to know that Talking has an incredible healing power. Counselling allows you to Speak to someone who doesn’t make you feel judged or ashamed and gives you a safe space to express yourself. 

I am currently a counsellor trainee with the University of Trinity Saint David, Swansea. I am also a qualified solution focused hypnotherapist in which I underwent my training in the Clifton Practice, Bristol. I have experience working within mental health services and the domestic abuse service, and am a member of the BACP.

Our counselling sessions will be made online via zoom which allows you to speak to me from the comfort of your own home or a space where you feel comfortable to talk. 

Natasha (Trainee Counsellor)

Hello, my names Natasha, and I’m a Humanistic Integrative trainee counsellor, in my final year of a Foundation Degree in Counselling.

I am empathetic, patient, non-judgemental and a good listener who can provide you with a safe space to talk and explore your feelings. I promise not to lead, or follow you; but to walk alongside you at your pace.

As a member of the BACP I adhere to their guidelines and ethics and I will offer you the same professionalism as a qualified counsellor.

 

Ina (Trainee Counsellor)

Do you feel disconnected, overwhelmed, longing for peace and expression of who you really are?

Are you highly sensitive and often feel overwhelmed by people and interactions with others? Do you have the need to understand yourself better and overcome patterns of behaviour, access your creative potential?

In my own process I have worked with somatic trauma therapy like somatic experiencing and other body oriented therapies and learned a lot about trauma, the way it affects people and how to address the effect of childhood trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

My background is working as a massage therapist and teacher (for people and horses), in the belief that the body is connected to our inner process and is a mirror of what we are holding from the past

After experiencing the positive presence of horses all my life and in my work as horse massage therapist I trained in 2018 in Equine Assisted Learning and have been running workshops as well as working with individuals in the past few years. I am currently studying for a degree in Counselling in Coleg Sirgar, St David’s University, Swansea.

In my sessions I aim to listen deeply, help you to find out what it is you are looking for, and assist you in connecting with yourself, to understand yourself better and access your creative potential. My approach is integrative with a background of the person-centered approach.  I believe connecting with your strengths is as important as looking at your problems and that gives you the power to overcome problems.

Laurie  Trainee Counsellor.

Have you found yourself recently feeling stuck, anxious, lost or overwhelmed? Maybe you have experienced a life event that has left you struggling or feeling alone or isolated? Or maybe you want to make changes in your life but you’re not sure what you would like that change to look like?

Counselling with me is a space for us to explore and reflect on what is happening for you, with no judgement. We all struggle at times or find particular life events difficult and reaching out for support can help you to find some relief from difficult or uncomfortable feelings. 

Feeling heard and understood can be a validating and an empowering experience and working together we can support you to; understand yourself or make sense of your experiences; develop capacity for self-compassion and; help you to find or regain a sense of ownership over your life.

While my practice is underpinned by the person-centred approach, I draw on a number of different humanistic approaches, enabling me to tailor our work together to best suit your needs. I am passionate about working in a collaborative way, which includes working at your pace and supporting you to find a way forward that feels right for you.

Kate  Trainee Counsellor

Are you feeling like it’s a challenge to feel truly heard? Maybe you’re worried about the stigma attached to mental health and reaching out for help?  Sometimes just the ability to be heard by another can be incredibly empowering. I firmly believe that hard times in life should never have to be endured alone, and I’m passionate about ending the stigma attached to mental health.

Every year one in four of us will experience a mental health problem, but that doesn’t have to stop us from enjoying life. Maybe you feel weighed down by academic pressures and demands, or you’re feeling overwhelmed in the workplace? I have experience of providing mentoring and support to university students, and can empathise with the challenge of balancing positive mental and emotional wellbeing with the stresses and pressures that come with life. Whatever you’re feeling right now, counselling can provide a safe space to explore your feelings and emotions.

I am currently in my final year of my Counselling Diploma. My work is underpinned by the Person-Centred Approach, which means I will endeavour to provide a safe, warm, and non-judgemental space for you to explore whatever you’d like to bring to each session, without giving advice or telling you how to live your life. Our sessions will always be led by you, at your unique pace. As your counsellor I will never claim to be the expert of your life, but help you to recognise your own capacity for personal growth.

Fatima (Trainee)

Fatima is  a trainee cognitive behaviour therapist (CBT) studying for the advanced diploma and is a member of the National counselling society. 

Fatima’s aim is to help you to reach your potential and support you to transform personal challenges into life enhancing opportunities. This is achieved by providing a neutral, confidential non-judgemental safe space, listening to your concerns and customising a therapeutic plan that suits your situation.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is supported by a wealth of research, is used extensively by the NHS and recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), for many emotional and psychological problems.

CBT stresses that we all have a capacity for creating, altering, and controlling our emotional states. It places emphasis on examining currently-held attitudes, painful emotions, and unhelpful behaviours that can sabotage a happier experience of life. It helps people to develop a philosophy and approach to living that can increase their effectiveness and happiness in many areas of life.

Lucy (Trainee counsellor)

            I see the counselling hour as a precious bit of time for you to speak about whatever is important to you, without being judged. I will work with you to create a space in which you can explore your fears, anxieties, troubling thoughts, losses, addictions, habits, future plans, hopes, or anything else. You might find it useful to explore how you relate to yourself, your past and to others.

            My approach is person centred, and I have a background in peer-to-peer therapy. In practice this means I am passionate about creating an equal relationship which empowers you. Since training as a person-centred counsellor I also have gained experience working with clients coping with addiction.

 

 

Tina (Person-Centred Trainee Counsellor)

“I am isolated. I sit in a glass ball; I see people through a glass wall. I’m screaming, but they don’t hear me.’ (Carl R. Rogers, A Way of Being.)

I don’t want you to feel isolated or unheard. I am here to walk alongside you wherever your journey, your path will guide you. I can provide you with an unjudgmental, secure and confidential space where you can find the time to explore what is important to you, to connect with your feelings and to establish new connections with the real you. I can work with anxiety and depression, loneliness, stress problems as well as people who suffer with or from drug abuse.

Tina (Person-Zentrierte Trainee-Beraterin)

“Ich bin isoliert. Ich sitze in einer Glaskugel; Ich sehe Menschen durch eine Glaswand. Ich schreie, aber sie hören mich nicht.”

Ich möchte nicht, dass Sie sich isoliert oder ungehört fühlen. Ich bin hier, um an ihrer Seite zu gehen, wo immer ihre Reise, ihr Weg Sie führen kann. Ich kann Ihnen einen sicheren und vertraulichen Raum bieten, in dem Sie die Zeit finden, das zu erkunden, was für Sie wichtig ist, mit Ihren Gefühlen in Kontakt zu treten und neue Verbindungen mit dem realen Sie herzustellen. Ich kann mit Angst und Depression, Einsamkeit, Stress-Probleme sowie mit Menschen arbeiten, die mit oder unter Drogenmissbrauch leiden.