WALKING YOUR PATH,
HEARING YOUR TRUTH
Healing to Grow
Believe - Heal - Grow
Hi, I’m Sian-Claire, a qualified Person-centred Counsellor who can provide online Counselling at a pace and in a place you feel comfortable. I also offer walking therapy where we can walk side-by-side and utilise the benefits of nature.
In today's society is easy to judge ourselves based on others demands and norms and neglect our values, needs and goals in order to fit in and feel accepted. But in doing that, we lose sight of our own uniqueness value.
In the way that I work, I listen without judgement, accept your experiences as you have experienced them and provide a space in which you can share your truth and be heard.
I won't tell you what to do but I can draw on a number of tools and approaches to support you with your goals.
When your experiences and feelings are hard to express in words, I am able to draw on other therapeutic approaches such as The Rewind Technique for processing Trauma, Grounding techniques for anxiety and panic, EFT and TFT tapping , Creative methods and Mindfulness to ensure that the therapeutic process meets your needs.
WHAT I OFFER
Counselling in your own space,
at your own pace
For many, the journey to the counselling room can cause anxiety and can stop many accessing support when they need it.
I want everybody to feel comfortable gaining support and so I offer counselling via the online platform Zoom and by telephone, so you can access quality therapy from the safety of your own chosen private space.
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“The journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step” -Lao Tzu
Good therapy can go beyond the walls of a therapy room. The pace and speed of walking aligns with my view of therapy - the client sets the pace.
In walking therapy we can walk alongside each other in an outdoor space which enables nature to be brought into therapy to lend calm, inspire and support self-growth
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- Creating a safe space for you -
Ensuring you feel safe and able to speak freely is my priority. Information shared during sessions is kept confidential between you and the counsellor. Information will only be shared outside the counselling relationship, with your permission (where possible) if:
*a judge has court ordered information
* you indicate that a child or vulnerable adult is at risk of abuse/harm
*you indicate you are at risk of abuse/harm
Sian-Claire Counselling is committed to protecting your personal data and complying with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Please read the policies below for details of what information is collected and stored by Sian-Claire Counselling and the purpose for which information is used.
Each counselling session will last 50 minutes, please see the fees below.
Free: Initial 30 minute Zoom 'getting to know you' session for all clients, regardless of therapy method chosen
£40.00 per session for Zoom and online sessions
£45.00 for walking sessions
Methods of payment
Payment to be made on the day of the session or in advance. Payment is by BACS transfer.
It is possible to cancel or rearrange your sessions free of charge as long as at least 24 hours notice is given. If less notice is given then 50% payment will be required.
Monday 9.00am - 9.00pm
Tuesday 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Wednesday 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 7.00pm
“We know what we are, but not what we may be”
HOW DO I KNOW IF YOU ARE THE RIGHT THERAPIST FOR ME?
I offer a free 30 minute session via the secure platform Zoom where you can ask any questions and we can talk about what brings you to counselling. This helps you to see how it feels to talk to me and I can check that I am the right counsellor to support you with the issue that you bring - if not I can offer alternative therapist options.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
I charge £40.00 for a 50 minute online or telephone session.
Walking therapy is charged at £45.00 per session
Fees are payable by Bank transfer on the day of session, or before
HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED COUNSELLING?
HOW ARE YOUR SESSIONS STRUCTURED?
Do you need space where you can talk through all the thoughts in your head, without judgement or advice?
Do you have a problem you want to work through?
Do you need somewhere to be seen and heard?
Do you want to learn skills which can help you with self-care?
Then counselling can help!
Counselling is for everybody - you dont need a diagnosis or label
Each session is your own - you bring what you want to talk about. I will listen, reflect your words back to you, challenge with another perspective and offer tools and strategies that might be useful to you - you can choose what you take and what you ignore.
I will always give you a chance to reflect at the end of the session - what was useful and what could be more useful for you.
You will always leave a session feeling grounded, safe and ready to re-enter the world.
HOW DO YOU WORK CREATIVELY ONLINE?
My training allows me to offer counselling using creative methods such as sand tray, clay, cards and images amongst others. I make use of an online sand tray and can share PDF cards for remote working. I invite clients interested in using creative methods to have pens, paper, clay (or playdoh), and photos with them during sessions.
WHY WALKING THERAPY?
Walking whilst talking has been found to stimulate blood flow to the brain which helps you form new thoughts and ideas. The motion of walking expels energy which may have become trapped in your body from trauma. The act of being outside in nature is grounding in itself and can help regulate extreme emotions. You and the counsellor are side-by-side in a neutral space which can make talking feel easier than sitting opposite someone in their office.
Click on the area you are looking for support with to download a free PDF which gives information and strategies you can use to support yourself.
More coming soon...
Links to other sources of support
In a mental health emergency call 999
Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline Tel: 0800 915 4640 (Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm or Sat-Sun 12pm-12am)
Mental Health Matters Tel: 0800 616171
Samaritans 24 hour helpline: 116 123 or email: email@example.com
Text "SHOUT" to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text "YM" if you're under 19
To receive a message suggesting a diversion: Text FLSH to 07786511111
To receive a positive message: Text BOOST to 07786511111
Information and support on Mental Health from Mind.org
Tools to help you cope with with a range of feelings from Rape Crisis England and Wales
Information and resources on Birth Trauma from Birth Trauma Association
Information and support if you are experiencing Domestic Violence and abuse
Information and support if you are experiencing a bereavement
Services for Professionals
In September I will be running my online workshop aimed at counsellors who are thinking of setting up their own private practice but just don't know where to start!
The workshop will run on Sunday 4th September, from 9.45am - 12.00pm.
The workshop will go over the steps in setting up your own private practice from making the initial decision to set up, considerations for market research and branding, insurance, registrations and paperwork and to how to market yourself.
Book your space by sending an email of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org