What is Counselling?
Sometimes difficult feelings can stand in the way of us living our lives as we wish to. Low mood, stress, anger, anxiety and depression can lead to us finding everything a struggle and our normal coping mechanisms are no longer sufficient to help us get through.
Getting up in the morning, going to school, heading to work, interacting with friends and family may become too overwhelming and this is where counselling can help.
Counselling provides an opportunity to reflect on early experiences and significant events in your life, enabling you to explore how these shape your current thinking, behaviour and feelings.
Counselling for Adults
Key to counselling is for the counsellor and the client to build a relationship based on trust, honesty and mutual respect. In a safe, contained and confidential space, we can work together to gain insight into your thoughts and feelings and what might lie behind them.
As a psychodynamic counsellor, I will encourage you to explore childhood events and other potentially revealing experiences, such as dreams. Counselling aims to help you find your own inner strength to live a happier and more fulfilled life.
Clients have come to me for a variety of reasons including anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, divorce, loss, low self-esteem, stress and trauma.
Counselling for Children
Sadly more and more children are struggling in life with one in ten children aged between 5 and 16 years having a mental health problem. Life events such as bereavement, bullying, divorce, exams and moving home can have an impact on a child’s ability to cope.
Speaking to a counsellor away from home and school can provide a space that feels safe and non-judgemental. The approach used for counselling children will depend on the child’s age, situation and stage of development but may include play, art and drama.
I have worked with children experiencing a range of issues, including anxiety, attachment disorder, behavioural problems, bullying, depression, low self-esteem, separation anxiety and stress.
About Eleanor Nandlal
I am a fully qualified teacher and BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor working with both children and adults using psychodynamic and CBT techniques.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP – Registration No. 277978) and I abide by their ethical framework.
Cost I work on a one to one basis, meeting with clients on the same day at the same time each week. Sessions will be tailored to individual needs, usually last 50 minutes and are open-ended.
My standard fee is £40 per session for adults and £35 per session for children. Concessions are available to those on a low wage, the unemployed and students.
Making an Appointment For an initial assessment and to arrange ongoing counselling at a mutually convenient time, please contact me on 07379 866792 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information can be found at www.bluewoodcounselling.co.uk