Would you like some extra support to help you to deal with challenges which impact your day to day life? Whether you are experiencing a crisis or facing a long term personal challenge, I provide a highly confidential, non-judgmental, safe and supportive counselling service on a one-to-one or couples basis for adults (over 18’s). No problem is too big or small and I work on a short or long term basis to suit your needs.
Areas of counselling where I can offer expertise include:
Abuse, affairs and betrayals, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, cancer, career, carer support, child related issues, chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, chronic pain, couples issues, communication issues, debt, depression, emotional abuse, family issues, guilt, infertility, loneliness, loss, low mood, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, managing long-term physical conditions, miscarriage, physical abuse, pre-nuptial counselling, pregnancy and birth, redundancy, relationship issues, separation and divorce, sexual abuse, shame, sleep problems, spiritual issues, stress and work related issues.
Models of counselling offered
I work as an Integrative Counsellor, which means I can integrate a number of therapies to meet your needs. These include Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Couples counselling, Creative approaches, CWR/Adapted Crabb Model, Family/systemic therapy, Integrative methods, Mindfulness-Based approaches, Person-Centred therapy and Solution focused brief therapy. I have also trained in a Christian counselling model and I can integrate Christian counselling if requested. All my services are open to all of all faiths and none. I am experienced in working short term e.g. 6-10 sessions with those who would like to progress specific areas which impact their everyday life and in working longer term e.g. 6 months-2 years on more deep rooted issues.
I will provide personal support so that you can gain perspective and make positive informed choices in any aspect of your life or relationships. Often your goals will change over time as step by step you move forward. I will work with you at a pace that suits you to help you to achieve your goals, whether they are related to your physical, emotional or spiritual wellbeing.
I provide face to face counselling in venues in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch in Dorset, England, including accessible venues with wheelchair access. I also offer online and telephone counselling where these are appropriate to meet your needs. It would be my privilege to journey with you so that you can find positive transformation for your life. By integrating a range of counselling and coaching methods I tailor my approach to best meet the needs of each individual. I have worked as a Counsellor, Trainer and Management Team member for several Counselling and Listening Services.
Training, qualifications and experience
I am an experienced and professionally qualified Counsellor and Wellbeing Trainer. My qualifications include a Diploma in Advanced Counselling Practice and a Diploma in Wellbeing and Stress Management. I write and deliver training in wellbeing and positive psychology fields to the not-for-profit sector, charities and companies. I am Accredited by the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC).Elaine Arthur