Counsellor
MBACP

T: 07445078471
E: pollysnudden@talktalk.net

About me

At times in our lives we can need someone to talk to, someone to listen to us in a non judgemental and empathic way. I can provide this in a confidential and safe environment.

I am an experienced counsellor having worked for a local Mental Health Charity, in the care sector and privately.

I am registered member with BACP and practice their code of Ethics & Standards. I have worked for many years in the Care Sector and have experience of working with individuals with complex Mental Health issues.

How I Can Help You

I am experienced in working with a wide variety of issues such as bereavement, anxiety, abuse, relationship difficulties, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, stress, eating disorders, anger management & PTSD.

What To Expect

I work in an Integrative way, drawing upon different theoretical approaches, this enables us to work together in a way that suits you best, taking into consideration your individual requirements & needs.

My aim is to offer a warm, supportive, non-judgemental relationship through which you can develop a deeper insight into yourself & any issues that are causing you concern.

Working together in a proactive way to empower the individual to look at ways or addressing these issues and moving on. This will then enable you to have the opportunity to make changes. I believe in an individual’s strengths to overcome difficulties and to empower them to make changes for the better.

Where I Work

I work privately at The Therapy Rooms in Chippenham and also at Equilibrium Health Centre in Corsham. Which are both easily accessed from Chippenham, Calne, Devizes, Malmesbury & surrounding villages.
If there are mobility issues then in some circumstances I will provide Counselling within your own home.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling.
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Theory.
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
NVQ Level 3 in Care.
NCFF Level 2 Mental Health Awareness.
Open College. Diploma in CBT.
MHFA Mental Health First Aid.
Victim Support Core Training & others.

My experience includes:

Private Counselling Practice (1-2-1 Counselling)
Tutor & Counsellor at New College Swindon.
Counsellor at Swindon Counselling Services.
Counselling Manager at Wiltshire Mind.
Support worker. Learning difficulties. (White Horse Care Trust)
Victim Support Volunteer.

Areas of counselling I deal with:

Abuse
Anger management
Anxiety
Bereavement
Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
Depression
Disabilities
Eating disorders
Emotional abuse
Generalised anxiety disorder
Learning difficulties
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Panic disorder
Personality disorders
Phobias
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Postnatal depression
Relationship issues
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Sexual abuse
Sexuality
Stress
Work-related stress

Therapies offered:

Cognitive and behavioural therapies
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Humanistic therapies
Integrative
Mindfulness
Person-centred therapy
Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
Psychodynamic therapy
Transactional analysis

Fees:

Initial assessment £20.
50 min session £35.
Some concessions available depending on circumstances – please contact me to discuss.
Further information

Making that first step to see a counsellor can be daunting, especially if you have no previous experience of counselling.

If you would like to discuss any aspects of counselling or have any queries then please contact me

Email – pollysnudden@talktalk.net
Phone – 07445078471