I became passionate about counselling in 2015 having experienced my own personal therapy and the positive impact it had on my life. A lot can be gained from allowing ourselves the opportunity to bare our soul to someone unrelated, someone who listens with-out judgement, understands your pain, believes in you and nurtures you with care and compassion on your journey of healing.
I have particular interest in working with the impact that childhood trauma, adversity and emotional neglect can have on our adult lives. Many of us go through life hiding our pain and perhaps distracting ourselves with work or unhealthy behaviours. We often struggle alone and keep up a brave face to the outside world, however our inner pain can manifest itself into all kinds of illnesses both mentally and physically. You don't have to suffer alone. Counselling can ease your burden and help expand your self-awareness, which supports you in developing new thinking habits and coping skills to help you deal with your difficulties.
I believe in the forming of a quality therapeutic relationship to set the foundation for your healing to take place. You are the director of your sessions and I am there by your side to help you make sense of your difficulties.
Entering the counselling room for the first time can be a nerve wrecking experience. Opening up about our innermost thoughts and feelings can feel uncomfortable and perhaps a little strange when we are not used to putting ourselves first. I understand, and have admiration for the bravery it takes for you to make that first step. Counselling is a commitment to your own wellbeing that can be tough at times, yet a beautiful emotional release. It is you paving your way to a more positive mind-set that can get you back on track with your life and relationships. Our mental health is our wealth. We readily go to the doctor or dentist when our bodies are in pain, there is no stigma about our minds needing that very same self care and compassion .
I feel honored to be able to offer my counselling services at Liverpool Therapy Rooms. It is a welcoming and tranquil environment for all who seek to improve their mental wellbeing.
QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
❖ Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Person-Centred- CPCAB Sept 2017- July 2019
❖ Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills – CPCAB - Feb 2017
❖ Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies – CPCAB – August 2017
❖ Safeguarding Adults and Children – Jan 2018
❖ R.S.A.C.C. Domestic Violence, Rape & Sexual Abuse Training Course - Nov 2018
❖ Child Trafficking and County Lines – August 2019
❖ Pre-trial Note Taking – Feb 2019
❖ Safe Guarding Children and Young People Level 2 - March 2019
❖ Understanding Eating Disorders - June 2018
❖ CBT for Depression, Anxiety, Phobias and Panic Attacks - Sept 2016
I am an individual member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am working towards accreditation. The BACP are an organisation dedicated to ensuring professional and ethical practice amongst counsellors. Details of the BACP framework that I adere to can be found at www.bacp.co.uk.
I attend regular clinical supervision with a qualified supervisor to assist my personal development and to keep myself and my clients safe. I also partake in regular CPD (Continued Personal Development) to enhance and update my knowledge of counselling and psychotherapy, and to ensure I am working in line with the BACP's professional guidelines. I have personal liability insurance.
Pamela Burgess - Dip. Therapeutic Counselling.
BACP Individual Member
Hello, thank you for visiting my page. I am a compassionate and caring person centred counsellor who can offer professional support to anyone struggling to cope with the following emotional difficulties:
* Anxiety & Panic Attacks
* Domestic and sexual violence
* Emotional, physical and sexual abuse in childhood
* Low self-esteem & lack of confidence
* Social anxiety
* Loss of relationship & relationship issues
* Suicidal thoughts & self-harming
The counselling approach I work with is client-led and focused which means we will work together with what you bring to the session. I don't probe, direct, advise or diagnose. I will always remain open and genuine within our therapeutic relationship and will positively value and accept you for who you are.
I will walk with you through your struggles, and offer empathetic understanding, positive regard and non-judgement towards your individual life experiences.
I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your inner thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I listen with another set of eyes to help you explore deeper into the areas that are causing you emotional pain. I reflect on what you say and offer back insights and understanding of your thought patterns. Life's struggles can often condition our mind in a negative way and sabotage our ability to feel positive. When we allow ourselves to explore and process our problems we can gain a deeper understanding of who we are and how our struggles affect us. This can lead to greater self awareness and the development of new thinking and coping skills. I aim to help you build a stronger sense of self which can support you in making the right choices and changes for you to live a more fulfilling, authentic life.