Unexplored, entangled or unresolved feelings can be an uncomfortable and heavy load to bear alone. Maybe you feel stuck in patterns but you are unsure how to change them. Or you are experiencing anxiety, sadness, guilt, anger, disconnection – or other emotions – which are proving disruptive in your life and relationships. Perhaps you have felt discouraged to express how you really feel, or unheard by those around you.
Counselling is the opportunity to share your true feelings, have them heard and accepted.
Person Centred Counselling with Clova McCallum
People find that in counselling, the kind of exploration that develops can lead to deeper reflection, more clarity, a shift in perspectives and new insights. It can give you ideas for new approaches to yourself and the way you live. You’ve taken the step to help yourself by considering counselling and I am keen to support you further in this.
What I offer:
A confidential environment where I will listen with empathy and offer a supportive and engaged dialogue without judgment.
A safe and consistent space to develop and practice new ways of relating to yourself and to others. As we explore your experiences and emotions together, more balance and self acceptance can emerge.
I will work sensitively with you as you explore any difficult feelings and experiences which may be hard to share with those around you.
How I work:
Person centered counselling can empower you because it places you at the heart of the process. What you want to focus on and what you want from sessions will be what we work on together.
I understand that sharing your thoughts and feelings to someone new can be hard and if this is your first experience of counselling you may not know quite what to expect. I am grounded, friendly, open and transparent in my approach. I feel it is important that there is equality in our relationship. We can talk when we meet about what has brought you to counselling and what you might need from it. We can also review how we work together as the counselling relationship evolves. I want to provide a space where there is trust so you feel able to share your whole self and share how you are finding our work together.
We will collaborate to explore your life experience and your aims in a way and at a pace which feels right for you. We work with the whole of you, taking into account your body, mind and emotions. We might focus on your experience to date, your present patterns, and what you want for yourself in the future.
I believe that even if sometimes we feel we are lost, we are still the expert in our own lives. My focus therefore, is on understanding your perspective and supporting your individual process. I respect and celebrate the resources you have as an individual and believe we can use them to empower you to know yourself better and make choices that are right for you.
Areas I work with:
- Abuse in childhood
- Anxiety & Panic
- Change and transition
- Domestic violence
- Family issues and conflicts
- Living with long term health conditions
- Loss of relationships and relationship issues
- Self-Esteem & building Confidence
- Sexual Violence
- Work related issues
Psychotherapy Qualifications and Training:
- PGDip in Person Centred Counselling.
- Member of BACP.
- Trained in trauma informed approach.
I have specifically worked with survivors of domestic and sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. I have volunteered at the Women and Girls Network and I am currently a counsellor at Woman’s Trust.
I have also worked in bereavement including supporting those bereaved by suicide and am currently a counsellor at CARIS bereavement service.
I also volunteered working with young people with learning and physical disabilities at the Tower Project.
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£60 for 50-minute session