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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 spent 2 years working in a hospice in Manchester supporting individuals/young people with life limiting illness and those suffering bereavement. I am passionate about helping people who are experiencing difficult, emotional turmoil and understand that everyone is unique. I offer 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.
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, 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