My style of counselling is known as person centred, I trained using the humanistic model at Bristol University.
This model deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously rather than how a counsellor can interpret unconscious thoughts or ideas. It is a non-authoritarian approach that allows you to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, you will discover you own solutions.
I am there to offer compassion, to listen without judgement and to encourage, support and guide you without interrupting or interfering with your process of self-discovery. It works extremely well for anyone who would like to gain more self-confidence, a stronger sense of identity, and the ability to build healthy interpersonal relationships and to trust his or her own decisions.
HOW CAN COUNSELLING HELP
Increase self awareness
Increase self esteem
Develop self acceptance
Realise your potential
Counselling will give you an opportunity to think and talk about yourself and concerns that you often cannot do with family and friends. I offer a safe, confidential space where you can talk about yourself and your life. Specialising in areas such as depression and anxiety.
RITA LAVIS Dip. Counselling, MBACP
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST
Remote Counselling Session (50 minutes) £30
Counselling at Cowan House (50 minutes) £45
Appointments available: Mon to Friday 9:00 - 21:00 All appointments are subject to availability
Rita qualified as a general nurse in 1987. She has worked in senior position within the NHS and private sector and can empathise with work related stress issues. She has a broad experience of working with people that are in great distress. Rita has worked with those affected by drug and alcohol dependency, both directly and indirectly.
She recognises the need for both healthy body and mind. More recently Rita decided to become a self-employed therapist and focus on the well-being of the mind.
I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within the BACP ethical framework. Helpful information sheets are available on line which give a fuller explanation of what might be expected during therapy.
*Like with all other services at Cowan House, we must implement a 24 hour cancellation policy. Therefore if you do need to cancel please ring reception on 01934 643262. If cancellation does not take place within the 24 hours prior to the appointment time, we will be unable to give a refund*