The Listening Lane

Natasha Williamson MBACP

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Talking Therapy

Sharing difficult or painful thoughts and experiences can help you find new ways of coping or being.  Accessing counselling (in-person or online) may give you the right space to start processing tough things in life, and to find some kind of release from them

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Professional Supervision

For practitioners supporting clients in psychotherapeutic disciplines, it is essential to have monthly supervision.  I can provide a supportive space whether you are a student on placement or have many years experience

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Trauma Intervention

Sometimes, recovery from traumatic life experiences needs extra help from specific interventions, standalone or alongside a talking therapy.  This section talks about how I can help you work with the fall out from traumatic life events

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Children and Young People

I work with children from the age of 5 years up.  I use a lot of therapeutic play, art, story-telling, role-play, sand tray work, mini-figures etc, encouraging exploration and expression.  Older children or teens can use creative methods or just talking therapy if they prefer

 
My Approach

My main approach is a model called person-centred theory.  This is a term relating to a specific school of therapy founded by psychologist Carl Rogers.  This style of counselling is based on the thinking that everybody has the capacity for change and growth, providing they have the right conditions within which to do this.

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About me

I have been counselling since 2009 & qualified as a clinical supervisor in 2018.  I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I am a warm, caring person with a deep interest to support people to have healthy minds, good resilience & tools for positive mental health

Your personal toolkit

Working within the person-centred ethos means that I believe that you are the expert and director of your life – not me – and that by giving you the right kind of support and environment to explore the things you find a struggle, you can be helped to find other ways to cope or create positive changes to your life.  Counselling can help you to create your own toolkit that will give you the means to cope with whatever it is that you are dealing with right now. 

 

Below are some of the areas that I have encountered in my counselling work.  You may be able to identify with one of these areas, if not, please still get in touch so we can chat about the work we could potentially do together:

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Anxiety, Panic,

Low mood, Depression, Self-injury, Suicidal ideation

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Low Self-Esteem, Loss of Identity or Purpose 

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Survivors of Abuse, Violence or Assault

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Intrusive Thoughts, Sleeplessness, Nightmares,

Flashbacks

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Grief, Loss, Bereavement (relationships, employment, death of a loved one)

 
We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy.  Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know 

Carl Rogers