How Counselling Can Help
Life's struggles and sometimes our upbringing can condition our mind in a way that sabotages our ability to feel positive. When we have the opportunity to explore and process our problems we can gain a deeper understanding of who we are and how our struggles affect us. Exploring our issues in therapeutic space 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.
I was born and brought up in Northern Ireland in the 70’s amidst the conflict. My experiences of the impact that war can have on society, our self belief system and how we relate to others has very much shaped my interest and understanding of trauma. I have also had a personal journey of overcoming childhood abuse which has gave me a deep understanding of healing the wounded inner child, reparenting ourselves, attachment and relationship difficulties.
I made the decision to become a counsellor having experienced my own personal therapy and the positive impact it had on my life.
When we have the opportunity to share our truth to someone unrelated who listens with-out judgement, understands our pain, believes in us and nurtures us with care and compassion, we experience a unique relational experience that can greatly assist us in our journey of self discovery.
I am passionate about supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse, emotional neglect, abandonment, relationship difficulties, domestic violence and narcissistic abuse. My aim is to empower and help you regain your identity to not just be a survivor but a thriver.
Many of us go through life hiding our pain. You don't have to suffer alone. Counselling can ease your burden by helping you expand your self-awareness, set personal boundaries, and develop new thinking habits and coping skills.
I believe in the forming of a quality therapeutic relationship to set the foundation for your healing to take place. You are always the director of your sessions and I will be there by your side supporting you on your journey of self.
Booking an Appointment
Before making an appointment I offer a free 20min consultation call to introduce myself, learn more about the difficulties you are going through, answer any questions you may have about counselling and let you know how I can work to support you.
Entering counselling for the first time can perhaps feel overwhelming. I understand the courage it takes, and I will help to ease your concerns as you take that first step. I will be honored to support you in paving your way to a more positive mind-set that can get you back on track with your life and relationships.
Face to Face Appointments - £65.00 (60 min session)
Phone & Online Appointments - £65.00 (55min session)
My practice days are:
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays - 11.30am to 7pm
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 (Rape Crisis) - Nov 2018
❖ Child Trafficking and County Lines – August 2019
❖ Pre-trial Note Taking Course – 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 a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). 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 & Psychotherapy. MBACP
Person Centred Integrative.
Thank you for visiting my therapist page. I am a compassionate Person Centred Integrative Counsellor which means I combine different therapeutic approaches to fit the needs of each individual client. I offer a flexible, inclusive and relational process whereby our therapeutic relationship is an essential ingredient in the work we will do together.
My humanistic approach is client-led and focused whereby I never probe, direct or diagnose. I will positively value and accept you for who you are and walk with you through your struggles offering empathetic understanding, positive regard and non-judgement towards your individual life experiences.
The emotional difficulties I work with are:
* Anxiety & Panic Attacks
* Depression and Low Mood
* Stress (general and work related)
* Rape and sexual violence
* Childhood sexual abuse, physical & emotional abuse and neglect.
* Low self-esteem, Lack of Confidence and Social Anxiety
* Codependency and Narcissistic Abuse Recovery
* Domestic Violence & Trauma (PTSD)
* Loss of Relationship & Relationship Issues
* Social Media Addiction
* Suicidal Thoughts & Self-harm
* Life Transitions (change of job, location and new relationships)
I offer a warm and accepting space for the LGBTQ+ community or those who are currently questioning their gender identity or sexuality.