EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH LOTUS COUNSELLING

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MY STORY

Having worked as a Holistic Therapist for 17 years I saw first hand how much the mind can effect every aspect of your life. As a qualified counsellor I am here to join you on your journey to explore your thoughts and feelings.

I work in a holistic style using a range of counselling theories and mindfulness all tailored to your therapeutic goals and needs. I work with adults and young people from the age of 13 years up.

The adolescent years can be very difficult with pressures at home and school while navigating an ever changing body and brain. Bullying, social media influences, relationships, gender and sexuality questions all on top of exam pressures and study can leave our young people with a huge amount of anxiety. I have worked with young people in a number of school settings over the years and have seen first hand the anxiety they are trying to manage sometimes leading them to need medication or resulting in self-harm. By helping our young people with these anxieties now we can equip them for the rest of their lives with tools and strategies to build resilience.

As adults we are often led to believe there is no place for "weakness" such as asking for help. This can lead to overwhelming feelings often from a lifetime of not acknowledging hurt or trauma. It shows a great deal of strength to be able to say you would like some support and you are ready to look at your feelings. It can seem like a daunting idea to unpack some of those hidden traumas and that is where counselling comes in. As a counsellor I am not there to fix anything for you, I am there to support you as you delve into your emotions and thoughts and bear witness to your traumas. By doing this together you will see that those thoughts and feelings lose their power over you.

I would like the idea of counselling to be as normal as going to a doctor or physiotherapist when there is something bothering you. I work with many issues within my practice such as but not limited to stress, anger, trauma, relationships and anxiety. I have also spent the last year specialising in working with adults and young people who have experienced loss and grief. 

In a free initial consultation we will discuss what brings you to counselling and what you would like to achieve from our sessions. I will explain more of the counselling process to you before you make any decisions about starting counselling with me. I work with young people and adults from ages 13 years and up online or over the telephone. In good weather and area dependant I also offer a Walk and Talk therapy session. 

Areas I have worked in include:

General anxiety disorder

Social anxiety

Health anxiety

Panic attacks

Trauma

Low mood

Grief and Loss

Pre-Bereavement (end of life diagnosis)

Loneliness

Self-esteem

Anger

Gender identity

Sexuality

Bullying

Abuse

Self-harm and suicide

Relationship issues

Family relationship issues

Carer's and Young Carer's 

I have worked with St Barnabas Hospice as part of their counselling team supporting people across Lincolnshire who have experienced loss. I also work with Lincolnshire Centre for Grief and Loss as a children and young person counsellor. During the Covid-19 pandemic I supported a Secondary School Academy offering counselling to their Sixth Form students who were struggling with anxiety and exam pressure.

I am a Person Centred Counsellor which means I will not offer advice or solutions and there will be no judgement within our therapeutic relationship. We can discus any issues you wish to bring to counselling.

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ONLINE COUNSELLING SESSION

Video call sessions available via Zoom or Teams

£45 per session

Sessions are up to 50 minutes

TELEPHONE COUNSELLING SESSION

Sessions available via telephone

£45 per session

Sessions are up to 50 minutes

WALK & TALK SESSION

Sessions available by mutual agreement after initial online sessions

£45 per session

Sessions are up to 50 minutes

Free initial consultation session. £5 discount is available when pre-paying for a following session

“a person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quantity of traits.”

Carl Rogers

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FAQS

HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?

There are a few ways to make initial contact; either send an email, text, call or use the contact form above.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM COUNSELLING?

Before you begin your counselling journey you will be invited for a pre-session. This is free of charge and will give you time to meet me and ask any questions. You will be talked through the counselling contract where I will explain what is expected from each person throughout this journey and you can discuss how many sessions you will have before a review and how regularly you could attend sessions. If you decide this is right for you, you will then attend your sessions as booked. Your sessions will last 50 minutes, I will inform you of the time just before your session ends to make sure you are in a safe and comfortable place before you leave.

HOW CAN COUNSELLING HELP?

By being in a non-judgmental, empathic and safe environment I will support you as you explore various issues. Person Centred Therapy believes you are the expert, not the counsellor. Person Centred Therapy can help with Anxiety - Depression - Relationship issues - Trauma - PTSD - Loss and Bereavement - Stress - Mental wellbeing

WHO WILL KNOW I AM HAVING COUNSELLING?

Your counselling sessions are completely confidential so no one will know you are attending counselling. If a family member or employer calls to ask about your counselling they will not receive any acknowledgment that you are attending sessions. Any notes will be anonymised and stored securely so there is no link to yourself. If there is a risk of harm to yourself or someone else then your counsellor is ethically bound to report it to their supervisor but they will endeavour to talk to you first about this

HOW WILL MY DETAILS BE STORED?

All information is stored according to GDPR and I am registered with the ICO. I am a member of the BACP and am bound by an ethical framework. The framework can be found online at www.bacp.co.uk

I am qualified and fully insured. I will take the time to explain your session and how any information is stored. Please ask if you have any questions or concerns.