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The reasons people come for counselling are very varied.
You may have some idea about what you are struggling with, or you may just know that things are not as they should or could be for you. The support of counselling can help to cope with stresses in life at a time when family and friends are struggling to support us.
If you are unsure about whether counselling, psychotherapy or EMDR may be the right step for you, then feel free to make contact for an informal chat to check this out.
Therapy.uk.net - About me
About meI am a fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with the UKCP (UK Conference of Psychotherapists). This is one of the major accreditation bodies in the UK today. I am also a member of UKAHPP (Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners).
I have been working in private practice for over 25 years. Prior to this I worked in an organisation that provided counselling and group work.
My trainingI am trained in and experienced in working with:
Who I work withI work with adults and couples — I see each person as unique and so tailor the counselling to meet individual needs. I am trained in short-term solution-focused work and long-term psychotherapy.
I also offer supervision to qualified and student counsellors and psychotherapists.
Therapy.uk.net - Getting started and cost
How much will it cost?Counselling can be a short-term investment that can have life-enhancing effects.
How many times will we need to meet?We will have an initial meeting for you to tell me more about what is bringing you to counselling and for you to establish whether you feel comfortable with me. It is then usual to agree to meet for 6 sessions, then to review.
You may ring or email me as your first point of contact.
For supervision work I offer an initial telephone conversation, to ensure that it is appropriate for me to supervise you in the work that you do.
Short term workIf there is a specific problem then short term work is sometimes appropriate. 6 to 12 sessions can often produce a change that is noticeable and long lasting. These meeting are usually weekly although at times longer gaps may occur in order to work around an external event.
Longer term workSome people seek or need longer term work (from several months to a few years). There will be review points during this time to check that you are getting what you want from the work.
Therapy.uk.net - What is counselling?
What is counselling?Counselling is:
Therapy.uk.net - EMDR
EMDRIf you wish to work on a present or past trauma, a one-off major trauma or a number of smaller traumas, EMDR could be appropriate. For example EMDR can be useful for those who are struggling to recover after witnessing or experiencing an event like a car accident, a violent crime or the sudden loss of a loved one, as well as many of lifeís other traumas.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a client-focused therapy that helps people recover from problems triggered by traumatic events in their lives. It helps the brain to reprocess difficult memories properly, thus reducing distress.
EMDR is perhaps best known for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as this was one of its original uses; it can also help with a range of mental health conditions in people of all ages.
The theory underpinning the work is based on the brainís information processing system which naturally moves toward mental health.† If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause distress and suffering.† Once the block is removed, healing resumes.† Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR training sessions, therapists help clients activate their natural healing processes.
Please feel free to contact me to find out more.
Therapy.uk.net - Couples counselling
Couples counsellingWhen a relationship stops working we can be deeply affected, and our health and happiness suffers. Pressure of work, family, money and health problems and other life events all take their toll.
Couple or relationship counselling can help you to understand destructive patterns, to improve communication and to learn new relationship skills. A relationship can move forward to a more satisfying place through work with a suitably trained counsellor.
Therapy.uk.net - Emotional eating
Emotional eatingWe are all bombarded with information about what is healthy for us to eat, and yet a lot of people find it hard not to over-eat or binge. Sometimes this leads to us being overweight, sometimes to being an OK weight but unhealthy and lacking in energy.
Looking at our eating from numerous aspects can help us develop an easier relationship to eating and to ourselves. It is usually helpful to look at our self-esteem, our expectations of ourselves and others, and our addictive desire for food.
Therapy.uk.net - Stress in the workplace
Stress in the workplaceWork stress can show itself in symptoms such as mood disturbance, sleep disruption, upset stomach, headaches and problems in relationships.
Stress management can support you to deal better with stress and explore changes that may be possible.
Out of work life can also contribute to work stress. By looking at such issues as loss, relationship difficulties and life stage crisis, stress can be managed differently and with less impact on work and health.
Therapy.uk.net - Contact details
How to contact me
To contact me, you can:
Jenny Woolliscroft is registered with the Information Commissioner and all information provided is processed in accordance with the provisions of the 1998 Data Protection Act.
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Sharing of InformationYour information will not be shared with any third party without your consent, except in the event of a court subpoena.
Storage and Security Of InformationAny electronically-stored records are password protected on a computer. Paper files are stored in a locked filing cabinet. Secure data networks are operated and protected by industry-standard firewall and password protection systems. Telephone numbers are stored without names on a password-protected mobile telephone.
Length of time personal data is keptYour personal data is kept for no longer than is necessary. Clinical notes will be kept for six years for professional indemnity insurance purposes. Contact details and any other information will be kept whilst the work is in progress.
When no longer needed all data will be removed from electronic systems, and any paper files will be destroyed by shredding.