in Oliva, spain
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I can help you to be your future self, whether that be through counselling to find a way through problems and issues from the present or the past; language coaching to increase your mastery of English as a second or third language; a life coaching boost to help you to identify and reach your aims and goals; career coaching and mentoring to develop your existing role or to even change career entirely, or looking at work issues you want to resolve.
Counselling and coaching sessions can be held face-to-face in my home office in Oliva or at your home, online (via video call or email) and by telephone.
COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
People come to counselling, psychotherapy and coaching for a number of different reasons. My therapy background is in working with trauma, abuse, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, work-related issues, as well as combating procrastination and feeling "stuck". Some issues may be temporary, others may have been building up in the background for some time and have only recently become problematical, while others still can stem from our childhood and upbringing. I can work with you on all of these.
I also offer a supportive therapeutic environment for coming to terms with disability or illness, including being diagnosed with blood clots and clotting disorders, and surviving and living with the aftermath of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and/or Pulmonary Embolism (PE). I am a multiple bilateral PE survivor myself, and have written and published a book on coping with disability and illness at work.
The Covid-19 pandemic means that we are currently in a very difficult time, and many people are struggling with so many conflicting feelings of fear, the need to keep ourselves or our families safe, whilst wanting to help others. Every news reel fills us with sensations of uncertainty, isolation, loss and grief, because everyday life has become uncertain for everyone. You may have particular worries or issues due to the pandemic, regarding your own health or that of a loved one, together with feelings of grief, anger, frustration, loss of freedom, loss of employment, etc. It is perfectly natural to experience any and all of these feelings - not just around the pandemic, but around any area of your life.
Counselling / psychotherapy or coaching can help, offering a safe, confidential and supportive space for you to talk, reflect and understand - by sharing your thoughts and fears with someone outside of your household - and to find ways through the issue or to put things into a perspective which you can deal with more easily. Each person reacts to situations in different ways, and some clients may only need a few sessions of therapy whilst others may choose/need to work on their issues on a longer term basis. What's right for one client may not work for another. This is where my qualifications in Integrative Psychotherapy come in: I have studied several different approaches to working, which I can use at appropriate times with different clients for different issues.
Throughout our time together, your well-being and mental strength will be my priority. I can work with you through life’s challenges with the attention and care you deserve.
LANGUAGE, LIFE AND CAREER COACHING
In addition to counselling and psychotherapy, I can offer motivational coaching to help you identify and reach realistic goals for the future, whether this be in relation to your language skills, home life, your relationships, your career, retirement, moving home, etc.
For example, you might want some help to plan your move to a new career, to find a way to save money for house renovations or a holiday, to find a better work / life balance, to improve the ways in which you write and speak English, to establish a better working relationship with your boss or colleagues, to plan goals for the coming year or for your retirement.
I have coached dozens of people, helping them to identify a goal and then put together a realistic plan towards achieving it, whether it has been a personal or career goal, or overcoming a difficulty in either area. Whatever the issue, I can help you look at it from different angles and come up with approaches to resolve it.
Goal setting to suit your ambitions
Resume / CV & Interview Skills
Identifying Skill-Gaps and Training Needs
Balancing Work, Life, Family
Creating better working relationships with your colleagues and management
Decision-making when struggling to hold onto your job during illness, injury, disability or mental health problems
Developing in your Current Role
Changing Career or Taking a Break from Work
Re-entering the Workplace
Being made Redundant or preparing for Retirement
Choosing your Future Path
• Developing your English speaking and writing skills
• Making Decisions and Plans, Setting Aims & Goals
• Adapting to Change
• Family, Money, Balance
• Health & Body
• Learning to live with becoming disabled
• Dealing with illness - yours or someone else's
• Piecing Together Life's Jigsaw
• Debt Counselling
OFFICE, HOME, PHONE AND ONLINE WORKING
Counselling and coaching sessions can be held face-to-face in my home office in central Oliva, Spain or at your home.
I am now also available online (video call or email) for people and occasionally by telephone. This means we can still work together from a distance during the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic when so many of us are living in lockdown and personal isolation.
My professional qualifications include:
* Post Graduate Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy (Coventry University & Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)
* Diploma Level 2 in Counselling, Theory & Practice (Open College)
* Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)
* Diploma in Coaching (The Coaching Academy)
* BSc(Ed)(Hons) in Education and Maths, with Qualified Teacher Status (Exeter University)
Prices and Options
I can work with you in person in my home ofice, in person at your own home, or we can work via an online connection (email, phone or Skype / Messenger / WhatsApp / Zoom) at times to suit you.
I am currently offering reduced rates during the Covid-19 pandemic, plus a discount for blocks of 5 sessions which are purchased in one booking.
To start working with me, contact me via email@example.com or telephone me on 658 929871.
For people in north Costa Blanca, Spain:
Counselling or coaching in person at my home office or your home: (home visits may incur a small travel fee)
• 1 session (50 minutes) - €25
• 5 sessions with discount - €110
For people anywhere in the world:
Counselling or coaching via email:
• 1 Email response from me (750+ words) - £20
• 5 emails with discount - €90
Counselling or coaching via internet video / phone calls:
• 1 session (50 mins) - €25
• 5 sessions with discount - €110
Terms and conditions
All fees to be paid online via Paypal at the time the appointment is booked.
All fees include 21% IVA (tax in Spain on my earnings).
Your name and any contact details will be held confidentially by me, solely for the purposes of maintaining a booking diary and accounting receipts. No records will be created or held by me on the content of our sessions.
Cancellation of a booking (by either you or me) should be made with at least 24 hours notice - a re-booking can then be offered.
Cancellation (by you) with less than 24 hours notice will be non-refundable for that session.
Please note that I do not do pairs or group sessions - sessions are bookable for one person only.
Current health guidelines (re: mask, antibacterial handwash, wiping down surfaces, etc) are adhered to.