Counselling offers you the opportunity to talk about your problems and feelings in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space. It can help you to understand, deal with and overcome issues that are causing pain or making you feel uncomfortable, for example:
- Relationship difficulties (partner, family, friends, colleagues etc.)
- Low self esteem or self confidence
- Bereavement and loss
- Sexual, physical and emotional abuse
- Dilemmas and decision making
- Dealing with life changes and transitions – for example becoming a new parent
- Feeling ‘stuck’
- Simply needing to feel heard
Coaching is a way of helping you to maximise your potential. It can help you to achieve your personal and professional goals. Coaching will focus on where you really want to be (values) and what you want to achieve (goals) and on how to get there (action planning). For example, coaching can help you to:
- Gain the confidence and skills to get back into work or change career direction
- Get a promotion or new job
- Perform well at interview
- Make positive changes in your personal life
- Improve your wellbeing
Samantha Jones, Counsellor MBACP
Samantha is a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and has a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
She has been most recently been working with the survivors of sexual abuse and have received extensive training in this area including the management of PTSD and other related symptoms.
Samantha has a passion for personal development and nearly 20 years experience in the study and application of various healing modalities, including a long background in the practice of Holistic Therapies and Wellbeing treatments.
Emotional health and wellbeing require a firm foundation of self acceptance and self love, seeing yourself as capable and worthy. Counselling will aid you to achieve this by helping you accept, identify and release unhelpful belief systems, repressed emotion, limiting behavior and critical internal dialogues that no longer serve you, leading to greater confidence and freedom.
Counselling is effective for a wide range of problems including:-
Depression, anxiety, low confidence and self esteem, trauma, stress, relationship issues, addictive behavior, emotional regulation, negative beliefs and behaviors, poor personal boundaries, negative thinking, fears, grief and loss, overwhelm, feeling generally stuck.
Samantha is available for appointments during the hours of 9am – 3pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday with the possibility of evening appointments upon request.
Cliff Free BAAT HCPC
After a background of working with the elderly and homeless, Cliff Free has worked with children and families for 20 years, in main stream and special schools and now in CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health). He works very holistically and flexibly – he is also trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Autism assessments and has worked in Family Therapy Teams for many years.
Cliff offers both standard counselling and also Art Therapy. What is Art Therapy? Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy where you are given the opportunity to express and work through difficulties creatively and not have to rely on words…and you don’t have to be ‘good at art’! The Art Therapist is neither an art teacher nor an art critic, rather they help the individual find an understanding of themselves through images and words…there is no right or wrong way.
Art Therapists work with all ages, from young children through to the older generation, and a wide range of settings (e.g. NHS, social care, schools, prisons and probation) and cover a diverse mix of presentations, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self harm, schizophrenia, dementia and palliative care.
Art Therapy is a Registered Profession with the HCPC and all members are registered with BAAT (British Profession of Art Therapists), and the website www.baat.org has wealth of info on the profession and its place in the therapy world.
Cliff is very happy to offer free 15 min consultations at the Broadstone Clinic to provide an idea of how I could be helpful.
Sarah Jeffery (currently on maternity leave)
Sarah is as an integrative counsellor with a background in Psychology and coaching. She aims to help clients to feel heard, overcome difficult times and challenges, and, ultimately to lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
Sarah can work with a range of different approaches including:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Person centred counselling
- Creative therapies
- Brief Solution Focused Therapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Transactional Analysis
Sarah always offers warmth, compassion, understanding and a safe, non-judgemental space in which to talk. As an integrative counsellor, she can also tailor an approach to suit you and your preferences.
Sarah is a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is also working towards becoming a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
She offers a free initial consultation for those considering counselling or coaching.
For more information, see http://www.orangetreecounselling.co.uk/ or contact The Broadstone Clinic on 01202 692 493.