Valerie C. Ward MBACP

Registered Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor.

The counselling relationship can offer the space to talk through issues, explore situations and feelings without feeling judged.  I provide a safe and supportive environment in which to explore problems, which can enable you, the client, to come to a better understanding of your experiences.  This can help to build confidence & increase self-esteem, improve the ability to cope & find alternative ways in which to deal with difficult situations in a more informed way.

About Counselling

We sometimes feel stressed, depressed, confused or unable to cope with what is going on in our lives. Counselling is there to help you to make choices and changes, reduce confusion and deal with difficult feelings. Through Counselling, you will be able to explore aspects of your life, and your feelings about it, and talk things through freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with even the best friends and family. I will neither judge nor give advice, but will guide you to a better understanding of why you feel the way you do. Counselling effectiveness depends largely on the relationship between you the client and your Counsellor, regardless of the counselling or psychotherapy approach.      

I have experience working with...

Depression/Low Mood

Anxiety/Panic attacks

Stress

Relationship Problems

Bereavement & Sudden Loss

Post Traumatic Stress

Low Self-Esteem

Self-Injury

Childhood Abuse

Anger Management

Work Related Issues

Retirement

Confidence Building

Bullying

RTA...Road Traffic Accidents

Personal Development

Obsessive Compulsive  Disorder