Beth Whiting

Beth Whiting


Registered Member MBACP

Unavailable from 10 May 2024 to 17 June 2024

Contact information

Phone number
07555 136499

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Therapist - Worcester

Worcester WR4
07555 136499
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

I'm unavailable now until Monday 17th June 2024. I won't have access to my emails, text messages, or voice messages until then.

I will respond to any emails/messages as soon as I am able to upon my return.

I usually offer weekday sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I don’t work during the weekend. Please get in touch to discuss appointment availability.

You are welcome to contact me by email, text message, or telephone call - please do leave me a message and I'll call you back as soon as I'm able to.

You can find out more about me and details about how we might work together on my website - click the link above (www.justasyouare.org.uk).

About me and my therapy practice

I provide walk & talk/outdoor, and online therapy. My approach is relational, and built on a foundation of compassion and care. I provide a calm, friendly, and confidential space for you to be heard, a place where healing can begin.

My personal experiences of therapy continue to remind me to meet myself with kindness and self-compassion. Learning this 'go gently' approach is something I like to encourage with clients too as I believe it really supports the emergence of inner calm, self-acceptance, and healing. 

I cannot know how it feels for you as it is your own unique experience, but I think it helps give me a sense of how it might feel for you to be 'in therapy' because I've been a client too.

I am supported by my love of nature, my two rescue cats, walking, and pottering in my garden. It is through my belief in the value of working relationally, and the support we can receive from being outside in green spaces, that I decided to take my therapy sessions outdoors for those who choose to, and are able to - and I offer online sessions for those choosing, or needing, to meet remotely.

I work relationally, where I encourage us both to pay attention to whatever emerges between us in our therapeutic relationship, and valuing that because it will all be valid! I won’t tell you what to think or do. I won’t give you advice. I foster a collaborative approach, where you have as much choice as possible. I will honour your protective behaviours, and encourage your inner ‘no’ and your inner 'I don’t know.' I am a human first, a therapist second and I want to offer a space that stresses the importance of ‘being’ not ‘doing.'

Whatever is going on for you right now, you don't have to manage on your own. It can be especially hard to ask for help, and I always hold that in mind when someone reaches out to me to ask about therapy sessions. I’m mindful of how anxiety inducing it can be to meet with someone new, especially a therapist!

Practice description

How counselling can help you and how we might work together

I am with you to listen and to offer a calm, friendly, and confidential space. I aim to listen without judgement and with an acceptance of you 'just as you are.' My intention is to offer an inclusive therapeutic environment; one which embraces diversity and celebrates individuality and uniqueness.

You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or feeling sad. You might choose counselling due to a bereavement, or experiencing other loss. Sometimes people come to counselling to explore their identity - “who am I?” or they might want to talk about relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, or feelings of overwhelm or ‘stuckness.’ 

I support and celebrate the mind-body connection. You might just have a sense of not feeling ok that 'shows up' as a feeling, sensation, or change of energy felt somewhere in your body. As we listen to your spoken story, we might also pay gentle attention together to this 'felt sense' attached to your story and that your body might be holding.

Whether we meet outdoors or online, my intention is to walk alongside you as a travel companion whilst you follow your own path through counselling. Sometimes, your path might take you to a place which feels difficult and scary. Before we rush down these pathways, it can be really important for us to spend time together exploring ways of discovering and connecting with inner and external resources that help to bring you feelings of calm and safety, especially at times of overwhelm.

I encourage a collaborative relationship and finding creative ways that might make meeting with me (either online or outdoors) easier. As you move through your sessions, you may notice the parts of you that often feel especially anxious or worried begin to slowly and gently relax.

My first session

What to expect in your first session

Your first session will be online, for a duration of 30-40 minutes (£30). 

This session is an opportunity for us to meet each other and enables me to hear any of your concerns, hopes or expectations for therapy. This session can sometimes help us get a feel for what it might be like for us to work together - part of this might mean that you have some questions for me.

At the end of your first session, you may decide to book for a further session or sessions. You might choose not to have any further sessions with me. Whatever you decide is OK.

Session information

Any subsequent sessions will be 50 minutes (£55). We would generally meet weekly, usually on the same day at the same time. I don’t routinely offer fortnightly sessions. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions

Languages spoken

English