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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

SEXUAL ABUSE 

 

Childhood Sexual Abuse (C.S.A) is often significant trauma that may have a lifelong impact on survivors.

 

 Available data suggests that about 1 in 5 children in Europe are victims of some form of sexual violence.

 

It is estimated that in 8 out of 10 cases, the abuser is somebody the child knows and trusts.

 

Three-quarters of sexually abused children did not tell anyone about the abuse at the time. Around a third still have not told anyone about their experiences by early adulthood. 

 

We understand everybody has individual needs regardless of their gender. Although many male and female responses to C.S.A are similar there are some differences, for example: Women often blame themselves for the abuse where as men are likely to blame themselves for not being "man enough" to stop it. Women are more likely to suppress anger and aggressive impulses, whereas men may experience anger as their emotional outlet.  

 

 Recently we have had high profile cases speaking publicly of the sexual abuse they suffered as children. Maybe this will persuade other survivors to disclose and get the help and validation they deserve. Survivors already know a great deal of abuse has been concealed, covered up and many organisations have been complicit in concealing the sexual abuse of children.  It is crucial that survivors voices are heard so we can better understand sexual abuse and use this knowledge and understanding to protect children. 

 

 

We work with: Men, Women, Children and family members who have suffered the atrocity of C.S.A.

 

 

 

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

 

However, although we do not work within this area, there are specialist organisations available:

 

The Lucy Faithful Foundation

Telephone: 0808 1000 900

Email: help@stopitnow.org.uk

Website: www.stopitnow.org.uk

 

 

Circles UK.

Telephone: 0118 950 0068

Website: www.circles-uk.org.uk

 

 

StopSO

Telephone:07533 675 351

Email: info@stopso.org.uk

 Website: www.stopso.org.uk

 

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