Background

‘Sometimes everything just seems too much!’

I recognise that finding the right counsellor can feel overwhelming. I’ve adopted an integrative approach to counselling, this enables me to work with the whole you. I strive to provide you with a friendly, confidential and reflective place, helping you to unravel your experience and understand true deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them.

Coupled with person centred ideology, the focus is on you. My aim is to meet you where you are, and work at a pace that’s right for you. As a qualified counsellor I’m able to recognise the importance of having a place where you can feel heard, where you no longer feel invisible trudging through treacle, navigating through what often feels like a tricky experience. I’ll be there to stay alongside you as you present your thoughts and feelings without judgement. Counselling isn’t about giving advice, but empowering you to choose your direction, enabling you to examine your life to make the choice that feel right for you.

Qualifications

CPCAB Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Theory

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Prevention

Headspace Training – Understanding and working with developmental Trauma Part 1 & 2

Headspace Training – Level 3 Certificate Allied Therapeutic Skills

Association for Counselling & Therapy Online – Professional Member (Level 2)

  • achieving OCST 4 Certificate Online Counselling

I am fully insured and a Register Member of BACP (390725)

Experience

After fostering for some 11 years, I subsequently began training and provided counselling within my local mainstream College, in addition to a Special Educational Needs School, working alongside Young people with Complex needs such as Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) and Autism. I am privileged to have gained a great insight into the challenging issues that affect the lives of families today, either from the young person’s perspective or parent/carer. I have grown confident supporting both Adults and Young People navigate the difficulties that too often we face alone.

  • 1:1 Counsellor Children/Young People within a maintain special school for young people. Severe to moderate learning difficulties, with other complex needs. – using talking/creative therapy
  • 1:1 Counsellor Adolescents within College/Further Education Setting experiencing a variety of difficulties including relationships/education pressure
  • 1:1 Group Therapist with Adolescents – using Creative methods
  • Emotional support for Children/Young People whom had experienced Trauma and attachment difficulties related to difficulties at home or prior to being a looked after child.
  • Team around the Child Meetings advising on how best to support a child’s emotional needs at school and providing Reports for Educational Health Care Plans
  • Working in strategic multi-disciplinary teams and providing reports.

Counsellor – Cirencester College (Present)

11+ years as a Foster Carer, providing Children and Young People within respite, short term and long-term care emotional support

Volunteer Counsellor – Crowdys Hill School

Volunteer Counsellor – Swindon College

Volunteer Counsellor – C.O.G’s The Pump House Project – Faringdon

Rates

I offer all sessions by appointment; in person, online webcam or audio. Sessions are £50.00 for 50minutes and usually on a weekly or fortnightly basis, although this may vary upon client need.

Arranging sessions It’s best to contact me by email in the first instance, I will then contact you to arrange a free introductory session (30mins). Be sure to advise me of your preferred way for me to contact you

Our Rooms

There are five rooms, all suitable for couples or individual Counselling. One of these is large enough to use for family therapy, groups or training workshops. The therapy rooms are furnished with large leather chairs with cushions, solid oak side tables, classic floor and table lamps, plants and framed photos or pictures of landscapes.

Join Us

We are offering qualified Counsellors/ Psychotherapists, Supervisors and Trainers the opportunity to hire rooms.

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre,
23 Bath Road,
Swindon,
Wiltshire
SN1 4AS.

The Therapists

Find a Therapist by the following category using The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre:

Abortion - Abuse: Emotional/Physical/Sexual - Addiction - Adolescence - Adoption - Affairs and Betrayal - Anger - Anxiety - Asperger's Syndrome - Attention Deficit Disorder(ADHD) - Autism - Bereavement - Boarding School Experiences - Breastfeeding - Bullying - Calling in The One - Cancer - Career - Childhood - Children - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) - Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), - Confidence issues - Conflict - Conscious Uncoupling - Couples - Crisis - Critical Incident - Cross Cultural Relationships - Death & Dying - Dependency - Depression - Discrimination - Dissociation - Divorce - Domestic Violence - Eating Disorders - Emotional Health and Wellbeing - Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), - Families Coping with Members of their Family with Substance Abuse - Family Breakdown - Family Mediation, - Fear - Fear of Public Speaking, - Fertility Massage Therapy - Financial Matters on Divorce, - Gender & Sexuality - Grief - Health Issues - Help with developing Resilience and Confidence, - Homophobia & Discrimination - Hypnobirthing - Hypnotherapy - Identity & Change - Imposter Syndrome - Infertility - Insecurity - Insomnia - Intimacy - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - LGBTQ - Life Changes & Challenges - Life coaching - Loneliness - Loss - Love Relationship Coaching - Low Mood - Low Self Esteem - Low Self-Confidence - Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) - Men's issues - Menopause - Mindfulness - Miscarriage - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD) - Online Counselling - Pain Management - Panic Disorders - Parenting - Passive Aggressive Behaviour - People & Families with Military Backgrounds - Phobias - Physical Illness and Injury - Play Therapy - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) - Postnatal Depression - Pregnancy issues - Psychodynamic Therapy - Rape - Redundancy - Reflexology, - Relationships - Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD) - Self Sabotaging Behaviours - Self-Harm - Self-Image - Separation - Shame - Sleep Problems and Insomnia - - Spiritual issues - Stress - Suicidal Thoughts/Attempts - Supervision - Telephone Counselling - Trauma - Traumatic Health Experiences - Traumatic Life Events - Trust and Commitment - Under Achievement & General Dissatisfaction in Daily Life - Weight Loss - Work Related Stress - Young People -

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, 23 Bath Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4AS
Directors: Christine Fishlock & Heather Garbutt

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