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THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING SERVICE



OPENING HOURS

MONDAY TO FRIDAY

9 AM TILL  6 PM

SOME SATURDAYS AVAILABLE

A place where problems are solved and lives are improved.

 

 

WHO WE WORK WITH

Adults £45

Young People £45

Children £45

CHILDREN'S THERAPY

 

Children's sessions are weekly and last up to 50 minutes long. They are age appropriate and tailored to the child's individual needs on a one-to-one basis.

 

Approximately 3 children in any classroom have mental health problems and they risk taking these issues with them into later life, if they do not receive the support and help they need. Children, like adults, benefit from therapy. They may need specialized help to overcome difficulties during the growing up process. At Grey Matters Centre we offer various therapeutic approaches such as: psychotherapy counselling and play therapy.

Children do not communicate the same way adults do as they do not have the verbal maturity. Children communicate through play and to "play out" their experiences and feelings is the most natural process in which children can engage. 

 

Play has consistently been proven neurologically to promote a child's social, emotional, cognitive and language development. When play is combined with professional and emotional support it enables the child to safely explore and learn more about their thoughts and feelings and to educate and encourage positive coping strategies. It is a process that can help a child to better understand "muddles" and upsetting feelings and events.

 

Here at Grey Matters Centre, we believe it is crucial to understand behaviour is an expression of trauma rather than naughtiness. Their feelings are often expressed via difficult behaviour, which can be a struggle, not just for the child, but can be overwhelming for families, school and friends. Additionally they may display behaviours they cannot control, and they don't fully understand themselves. This can be an anxious time for those around them.

 

We support and understand that overall the relationship between the primary care giver and the child is considered the strongest factor in resilience, well being and mental health in children.

 

 

We work with children across a range of issues and will not turn you away because your child does not fit certain criteria. 

 

 

 

 

Hi, my name is Louise and I am  the owner of Grey Matters Centre.

 

I provide counselling from a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models giving the most appropriate therapeutic package for each client. My integrative approach includes; Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Attachment Therapy and Creative Therapies.

I am very passionate about my job as a Counsellor and using patience, kindness and care create a confidential and safe environment to help you to explore thoughts, feelings, behaviours and issues that may be interfering with your life. Helping you to understand more about yourself and together, as a team we can find new ways and tools which will help you to make the changes you want.

WHAT TO EXPECT

I understand that to seek counselling can seem very daunting and sometimes it takes courage and strength to take the first step. If you have decided to contact me we can arrange to meet for a full and thorough assessment. This session lasts one hour so it gives us time for you to talk about your difficulties. I will explain how I work and how our sessions will be confidential. I will ask you questions and explore what has brought you along to counselling, what is happening for you and some of your history. It will be important for me to know what your aims and goals are so that we know what we are trying to achieve. Hopefully this lets you get to know me a little and help you decide if you would like us to continue to work together. If this is what you decide to do then we can arrange further appointments for you. Usually this is once a week but we can discuss this if this is not suitable. The duration of the sessions are usually goal orientated and I am happy to be guided by your preference. 



ISSUES I CAN HELP WITH

I have had personal experiences with Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety and Panic Attacks so I have done extensive studies on these areas and I am very passionate about this work.


I work with a variety of Anger Issues, O.C.D, Phobias and Relationship Issues.

I work with individuals on a one-to-one basis and I specialize with clients; Men, Women and Children, who have suffered from; Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Domestic Violence. 

I do not work with anyone who have previous convictions of sexual offences and/or are currently the focus of an on going police investigation or criminal justice proceedings.

If you would like to contact me please telephone 07907613600 or email info@greymatterscentre.co.uk