- Phone number
- 07841 380332
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Theresa Bell and I am a Registered BACP Counsellor. Thank you for taking the time to read my information and to see how I will be able to help you.
We are all unique individuals but there are times in our life where we can be faced with challenges and difficulties. This is when it can help to talk to someone that you can share your troubles with knowing that you will not be judged, but supported. I can offer a confidential and safe space to discuss any issues or worries that you have. I fully understand how difficult the prospect of talking to someone about your problems can be.
As a BACP Registered Counsellor, I work within their Ethical Framework, ensuring clients receive the utmost safety and care. I work with young people and adults, providing a confidential and empathetic environment. I am a Person Centred counsellor where the person as a whole is important and not just the individual issue.
My background is in education, providing support for students from Primary, Secondary, Sixth Form/College, and University. This support includes, but is not limited to, the creation of bespoke timetables for students that struggle to access normal mainstream school routines, and helping them better understand their diagnosis and its impact on a daily basis. While working with a diverse range of people, I have received specialist training for working with students and adults with Autism, ADHD, Asperger's and challenging behaviour. This enables me to find different ways of working and specific mechanisms which help to make life feel like less of a struggle and make more sense.
Working with local CPN’s and Fostering and Adoption agencies allows me to support young people and families while adjusting to new family situations. I can help to build confidence and trust in new foster families, and create safe, stronger and more stable support networks while ensuring they are still able to access education.
For adults with neurodiversity, I am able to assist in making sense of the world around them. This includes, but is not limited to, relationships, career progression, and learning to accept and work with a new diagnosis.
While working for the charity MIND, I managed all of the counselling services for Swindon and Gloucester. This involved supervising a team of counsellors working with high risk young people and adults who with high levels of stress from very busy and demanding workplaces, issues with family, relationships and friendship breakdowns, and life changing decisions.
Having worked as the Mental Health Lead (SEMH and SEND) in a large Secondary school counselling students, I have extensive knowledge of how issues relating to friendships, peer pressure, exam pressure, sexuality and other problems beyond school, affects students’ ability to learn.
I have also previously worked in a Specialist Autistic (SRP) unit supporting children from age 11 to 16.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, CBT, Creative therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy