Zoe Purse

Zoe Purse


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07870986116
Website

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Therapist - Rossendale

Rossendale BB4
07870986116
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Welcome. I'm Zoe Purse and I provide counselling to individuals and young people in the lovely Rossendale Valley, Lancashire. My Counselling studio is in a purpose built log cabin set in my garden, at the foot of the Pennine hills, providing a relaxed and peaceful setting, whilst being easily accessible to the A56, M66 and M60.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and a member of The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. 

I work part time at a hospice in Manchester supporting individuals/young people with life limiting illness and who are suffering bereavement and loss. I am passionate about helping people who are experiencing difficult, emotional turmoil and understand that everyone is unique. I offer people support with understanding and empathy along side being non-judgmental, caring and genuine.

I specialise in bereavement and loss and believe that we all experience grief at some time in our lives whether that be from death of a loved one or from the loss of a relationship, hopes, dreams, a future, a pet, a job, a home. I can offer support to help you work through the process of grief and together we can attempt to make sense out of the incomprehensible.

My counselling experience is diverse and includes working with people who have struggled with bereavement, anxiety, depression,  abuse, trauma, work stress, identity and relationship issues.

I worked in education for many years and so have a deep understanding of the pressures and stresses of work from both staff and students. I work with young people using a variety of approaches including creative therapy.

Whilst Person Centered theory informs my practice, I use a client-focused, integrative approach which simply means that I will work in a way that suits you and your needs. I welcome people from all faiths, backgrounds, cultures and LGBT communities with warmth, openness and a non-judgmental approach.

Practice description

UPDATE:

With the current COVID-19 situation, many of our normal routines and daily activities have changed. Naturally this is a worrying and unsettling time especially as many of the things we usually do to look after our well-being have become difficult. You may be working from home, or in some form of physical isolation / distancing, feeling overwhelmed, feeling higher levels of anxiety all on top of other stresses. I am now offering counselling and psychotherapy via video conferencing, phone or via other appropriate apps. Although this is different from face to face therapy, it can be just as effective and powerful in helping with mental challenges.

Contact me to arrange a free consultation.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited