Mindfulminds - Counselling, Swindon & Malmesbury, Wiltshire
WHAT IS COUNSELLING AND WHAT CAN IT OFFER?
Counselling provides a supportive, non-judgemental, accepting space where you can explore and make sense of your difficulties, helping you gain a new sense of perspective and make choices that reflect your values and could empower you towards feeling better equipped for the future and more fulfilled.
By approaching our lives with mindfulness we can slow things down so we can see more clearly what is happening at the time it is happening and how we are sometimes reacting to our situation in automatic and unhelpful ways.
The success of any therapy depends largely on the quality of the therapeutic relationship. I can be contacted by phone or email to make an initial appointment so that you can find out whether you will feel comfortable to share your concerns and experiences with me, for some this can be hard if it is the first time they have done this. We will work at your pace, sometimes its hard to know where to start, we can discuss how to prioritise what's important to you..
I am happy to speak to you on the phone, 07765 680618, about any queries or concerns you may have before an initial appointment is arranged or you can send me a message via the enquiry form on the contact page.
I have consulting rooms in three locations; Swindon & Malmesbury, (see map)
Advantages of Integrating Mindfulness Practice With Therapy
As well as symptomatic relief practicing mindfulness may help you:
HOW I WORK
I enhance my work with mindfulness based approaches and Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT). Integrating these approaches means that therapy can be adapted around your needs. The common theme within these approaches is to help clients to recognize their thoughts , feelings and physical sensations and to explore whether they influence behaviours that may be keeping problems going.
I am always interested to hear how you are experiencing our work together and we will have regular reviews at 6 -8 weeks..
WHO IS IT FOR?
People seek counselling for many different reasons, sometimes they may be feeling ‘lost’ or ‘out of sorts’ and may not have an obvious reason for their distress, they may be experiencing chronic feelings of unhappiness. Linda has experience working with a wide range of issues with men, women and young people, individuals or couples, from many different backgrounds and life experiences who may be experiencing any of the following:
Sometimes people simply feel that they are drifting and would like a deeper sense of purpose and meaning in their lives. If you would like help please contact Linda on 07765 680618 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW WILL IT HELP?
WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
At an initial session we can explore together the issues that you bring, look at what you hope to gain from counselling and decide if we can work together. If this is the first time you have come for therapy it's not uncommon to not have any sense of what your needs are, together we can work towards identifying these with the aim of helping you enhance your life and live it more fully. You will have the opportunity to ask me any questions.
It is important when you meet a counsellor to feel comfortable with them, and that you feel you will be able to trust them and speak about issues you may find painful, distressing or troubling. For this reason, I offer a free, no-obligation, half hour meeting so that we can find out a little about each other, and decide whether we wish to work together.
While therapeutic change does not generally happen overnight (although some people do make fast progress), I do not wish my clients to feel caught up in an open-ended process. So, I generally agree an initial set number of sessions with you, and we review things every six sessions or so to see whether we are on track and when you would like to end. Often the initial number of
agreed sessions is 6, but it can be more or less, according to what you feel your needs are at the time of our first meeting. We generally meet weekly, but the option to meet fortnightly or even monthly is there. Each session lasts one hour.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
At an initial session we can explore together the issues that you bring, look at what you hope to gain from counselling and decide if we can work together. If this is the first time you have come for therapy it's not uncommon to not have any sense of what your needs are, together we can work towards identifying these with the aim of helping you enhance your life and live it more
fully. You will have the opportunity to ask me any questions.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Individual Counselling £50/ session
CONFIDENTIALITY AND ETHICS
What you talk about in the sessions is private & confidential. I will not share any information from or about you, except in exceptional circumstances, (i.e if I think someone is at risk of serious harm). As a BACP accredited counsellor I have regular supervison from a qualified supervisor which helps maintain the quality of my work, all discussions are on an anonymous basis.
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framewok, which you are welcome to read, available at www.bacp.co.uk
Counselling or mindfulness 1:1 sessions are available via skype or telephone.
Day & Evening Sessions Available in Malmesbury
Individuals; men women, young people & couples