CounsellingLife has its ups and downs
Life has its ups and downs and for much of the time we may be able to carry on living life in ways we find satisfying. But sometimes events occur that throw us off course – a loss of bereavement perhaps, or a relationship problem – and we know we need help to find the right way forward.
Counselling can help you to:
- understand your feelings
- develop strategies so that you feel better
- make decision and identify a way forward
- take action to improve the quality of your life
Rebecca Winterflood MBACP
Being a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy means that I work in accordance with their ethical framework and standards – www.BACP.co.uk
I work in using the Person Centred approach, so the sessions I offer are client-led, enabling me to value you throughout the counselling process, and so that together we will work on the things which you feel are most important. Your counselling sessions will move at a pace which suits you and together we will find a way of working which feels right for you.
My values as a counsellor include warmth, openness, respectfulness and humour, meaning that I work in a friendly, down-to-earth way to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you so that you feel safe to talk about, and explore, whatever’s going on for you.
I have a wealth of experience of working many areas within counselling including;
- Relationship issues
- Feelings of low self-worth
Please contact myself directly on 07486 538 441 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively you can contact the centre on 01622 890803 to arrange an appointment.
I’d be happy to speak with you on the phone at first so that both of us can see whether we can work together; it is vitally important that you, the client, feel happy with your counsellor – it cements the therapeutic relationship much faster.
Graham Arnold, MA Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist
When working with adults (18+) to deal with emotional and relationship difficulties in the present, Graham’s approach is to look for the roots of those difficulties in the past – formative experiences from our personal history are known to have a lasting, and sometimes unhelpful, impact upon us, but often with us being unaware of quite how we are still being affected by them. Graham sees therapy as a means by which to claim our life story as our own, not to try and re-write the past, but to see our life in a more informed light, and to take charge of our own narrative in the present for the sake of a better future.
Graham aims to help you work through whatever may be troubling you, but especially: Bereavement, Loss, Depression, Anxiety, Issues in later life, Personal development, Sexuality, Identity issues, Relationships, Men’s issues, Mid-life crisis, Self-esteem, Work related issues, Redundancy, Stress, Trauma, End of life.
Graham is a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, but also draws upon many years’ experience as a former minister of religion, giving him a deep appreciation for the spiritual dimension of life, and a firmly embedded belief in the importance of our personal story being told and genuinely listened to as we grapple for life’s meaning and search for a way through present difficulties.
Graham has spent many years working with and alongside older people, both in community development and through the work of a national older people’s charity. This has given him valuable insights into living in later life, including an understanding that depression and anxiety are not an inevitable part of getting older, but conditions which can be treated by talking therapy just as effectively as they can be for an adult of any age.
Developing a strong working alliance with you as his client Graham sees as an integral and essential factor towards you being able to benefit from therapy. This is why providing a safe, confidential environment and forming a trusting, respectful, non-judgmental relationship with you he sees as key, as well as a genuine commitment on both sides.
Though Graham normally works from the Centre, he is sometimes willing to work with a client in their own home, depending on their circumstances. Each counselling session is for 50 minutes, usually weekly, and on an open-ended or fixed-term basis.
Graham is a registered member (No. 377390) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such you can be confident that he works in accordance with the BACP’s ethical framework and standards, and that he is committed to Continuing Professional Development. See www.bacp.co.uk for more information.
Graham would be pleased for you to contact him to arrange an initial session in which for you to describe the challenges you face, and to decide together whether counselling is right for you and that you will be able to work effectively with one another. Please call him on 07484 311956; email at email@example.com or get in touch via this website’s Contact Form.