Louise Brown

Louise Brown


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07889469583
Website

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Therapist - Crewe

Crewe CW2
07889469583
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

I currently have availability on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 10am - 8pm

Currently I am only able to offer sessions online, via webcam.

About me and my therapy practice

In the waves of change, we find our true direction

When you and/or everything around you feel like it is changing, you have an opportunity to decide which direction you want to take. Change, whether it is imposed from the outside or it bubbles up from within, can leave us feeling out of control and stuck, unsure of what to do next. However, you can choose which parts of you will be helpful on the next stage of your journey and which no longer serve you.

You do not need to stay in that place of uncertainty, although you may need some help to find a way out. Whatever the feelings are that you are experiencing at the moment, having a safe space to explore them and begin to make sense of what where you have been, where you are and what happens next can help you to take back control and choose your direction of travel.

I'm Louise, an integrative counsellor, which means I hav trained in a range of modalities (person centred, systemic, psychodynamic, compassion focused, CBT and solution focused therapies). Because I have experience of a range of ways of working, I am able to offer a collaborative space where, together, we will discover the right way of working to help you navigate the changes you wish to see in your life. This may include a traditional counselling space where we explore emotions and events through talking, or you may wish to work with one or more of the creative mediums that I offer in my practice.

Practice description

Why work creatively?

Because sometimes finding the right words can be a barrier to exploration of our thoughts and feelings, I am passionate about offering the opportunity to work in different ways to clients and supervisees. This may mean using objects, images or our bodily 'felt-sense' to open up new ways of understating our emotions and responses. The use of creative expressions in counselling was a key part of my Master's research, after I found it to be a powerful tool in my own counsellor training and in work with clients. 

However, because you are the expert on yourself, our way of working will always be decided by you.  While I might invite you to try something different during our work together, you are always welcome to decline.

Who do you work with?

I have experience of working with clients of all ages, in a range of circumstances. I have previously worked in a variety of settings including statutory and voluntary sector organisations, offering both long-term and short-term counselling . I currently work privately with adult clients with a range of presenting issues. While I am happy to work with any individual who feels they would benefit from counselling, I have a particular interest in working with people at times of change and transition, as well as those who wish to gain a better understanding of their own identities.

Whatever your circumstance and the change you wish to make, please do get in touch to see how we can work together to support on your journey. 

Because I know that connecting with your counsellor is key to the success of therapy, I offer a free, 20 minute, telephone consultation to see how we might be able to work together before you commit to paid sessions. 

More information including a FAQ are available on my website www.curioistyspot.co.uk

My first session

 

PLEASE NOTE: Currently all sessions will take place online.

You can contact me via email or phone. I offer a free initial 20 minute telephone consultation where you can ask any questions. If you are interested in working online I will ask you some questions about to asses if this is a suitable way for us to work together. 

Once we have both decided that we can work together we will book an appointment (either face to face) or online. I will send you some information via email for you to look at, as well as an information sheet to be completed prior to our first session.  

 If we are working online I will send you a link to the online meeting and guidance on how to access it. I use a platform called Zoom for this.

At our first session we will go through the paperwork you have been sent to make sure you understand it all and are happy with it. Once you have asked any questions and I have answered them, I will ask you to tell me about what has brought you to counselling and what you would like to get from it. We will also talk about the different ways I work and what might suit you and your situation best.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Self esteem, Sexuality

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work

Supervisor - Crewe

Crewe CW2
07889469583
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

I have availability Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10am-8pm

About me and my therapy practice

I'm Louise, I am an integrative counsellor, my training covered a range of modalities including person centred, systemic, psychodynamic and CBT. I have also attended additional training on compassion focused therapy and solution focused, brief therapy. I have a keen interest in the use of creative expressions in therapy, both with adults and young people, and wrote my masters dissertation on this topic. This can include using objects, images or words to explore topics and feelings where words may not be enough. 

I have spent time working for a range of charities and social enterprises, as well as working in university student support as a Disability Advisor, a Specialist Mentor and a Student Wellbeing Advisor for nearly ten years. During that time I qualified as a Counsellor and obtained a MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling in 2016. I now work as a Mental Health Trainer in the voluntary sector, alongside my private work.

Why work creatively?

Because sometimes finding the right words can be a barrier to exploration of our thoughts and feelings, I am passionate about offering the opportunity to work in different ways to clients and supervisees. This may mean using objects, images or our bodily 'felt-sense' to open up new ways of understating our emotions and responses. The use of creative expressions in counselling was a key part of my Master's dissertation research, which is why I am sure it can open up new spaces for understanding the self.



Practice description

As well as working with counsellors, I can also offer supervision to Specialist Mentors and mental health/wellbeing practitioners. I worked extensively in Higher Education as a Disabled student Advisor, Student Wellbeing Advisor and Specialist mentor (Mental Health and ASD). I also managed the mentoring function at a large university, providing training, supervision and line management to a team of specialist mentors. In my previous roles I was a member of NADP and UMHAN and presented at the UMHAN conference in 2018 on working with students with complex needs.

As an integrative practitioner I am able to offer flexibility in supervision to support you and your practice in a variety of ways. Most importantly I will offer a supportive and collaborative space for you to explore all areas of your practice as well as yourself. While ensuring client work is safe and ethical is a very important part of supervision I also believe that an important part of achieving this is to understand and reflect on our own processes. there is always room for you as well as your clients in supervision. 

My first session

You can contact me via email or phone. I offer a free initial 20 minute telephone consultation where you can ask any questions. If you are interested in working online I will ask you some questions about to assess if this is a suitable way for us to work together. Once we have both decided that we can work together we will book an appointment (either face to face) or online. I will send you some information via email for you to look at, as well as an information sheet to be completed prior to our first session. 

During our first session we will talk about what you need from supervision (something we will review regularly) and which ways of working will best support you and your clients.

BACP do not promote or endorse the provision of face-to-face therapy during the current crisis. Where face-to-face therapy is offered, this is at the discretion of individual practitioners.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Coaching supervision, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work