Life's struggles and sometimes our upbringing can condition our mind in a way that sabotages 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.
I became passionate about counselling 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 who listens with-out judgement, understands our pain, believes in us and nurtures us with care and compassion on our journey of healing.
The areas I specialise in are working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, abandonment and emotional neglect, relationship difficulties, domestic violence and narcissistic abuse. I am passionate about empowering and supporting those who have struggled, or are currently struggling in these areas.
Many of us go through life hiding our pain and perhaps distracting ourselves with work or unhealthy coping behaviours. We often deal with problems 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 allowing you to develop new thinking habits and coping skills to help you make sense of your difficulties.
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 as you explore your thoughts and feelings.
Before making an appointment I offer a free consultation call to introduce myself, learn more about the difficulties you are going through, answer any questions you may have and let you know how I can work to support you.
Entering counselling for the first time to open up about our innermost thoughts and feelings can sometimes feel uncomfortable and perhaps a little strange when we are not used to putting ourselves first. I understand, and I will help ease your concerns as you take that first step.
Counselling is self-care and a commitment to your wellbeing where you pave your way to a more positive mind-set that can get you back on track with your life and relationships.
Face to Face appointments - £55.00 (60 min session)
Phone, Zoom or Skype appointments - £50.00 (50 min session)
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 & Psychotherapy.
Person Centred Integrative.
BACP Individual Member
Hello, thank you for visiting my page. I am a compassionate Person Centred Integrative Counsellor which means my approach is a relational process whereby the therapeutic relationship is an essential ingredient in the work we will do together.
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
* Loss of relationship & relationship issues
* Suicidal thoughts & self-harming
I also offer a warm and accepting space for the LGBTQ+ community or those who are currently questioning their gender identity or sexuality.
My therapeutic approach is client-led and focused which means we will work together with what you bring to the session. I will 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. I will listen to your inner thoughts, feelings and behaviours and be another set of eyes helping you explore deeper into the areas that are causing you emotional pain, and reflect on what you say offering back insights and understanding of your thought patterns.