Valerie Shipp

Valerie Shipp


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07786 992399

Contact Valerie

Therapist - Carlisle

Carlisle CA2
07786 992399
Sessions from £48.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Counselling and psychotherapy has been an integral part of my life for over 20 years. I work from a person centred approach which gives you, the client, time and space to find your way in the therapy process. As a client and a therapist I know that finding the right counsellor is important which is why I recommend an initial session to find out if I am the right therapist for you. It is your choice how much and how deeply we work together as you become better able to manage life's difficulties.

Practice description

I work in a health clinic; Cumbria Therapies based in Bourne House, Carlisle. The rooms there are quiet and professional, with a lift to the first floor waiting area next to the therapy rooms. While person centred therapy is the core of my practice, I also use some Transactional Analysis and psychodynamic principles to aid the therapeutic process. Connection to the natural world is also part of my practice and my life; using nature as a healing tool in my work has opened many new ways of supporting clients in their journey.

My first session

In your first session you will be asked some basic details about your physical and emotional health, along with any medication or diagnoses you may have had. You are also welcome to ask me about my practice and qualifications, confidentiality and safeguarding. Once we start the therapy , you will be given all the time you need to tell your story, your concerns and needs at this difficult opening stage. Building trust is a gradual getting to know each other process. How much you disclose in this first session is entirely your choice, and if at the end of it you decide not to continue with me, that is absolutely fine. I won't be offended!

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, 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

Therapist - Wigton

Wigton CA7
07786 992399
Sessions from £48.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Counselling and psychotherapy has been an integral part of my life for over 20 years. I work from a person centred approach which gives you, the client, time and space to find your way in the therapy process. As a client and a therapist I know that finding the right counsellor is important which is why I recommend an initial session to find out if I am the right therapist for you. It is your choice how much and how deeply we work together as you become better able to manage life's difficulties.

Practice description

I work from home in a room specifically designed for therapy which I share with my partner who is an acupuncturist. While person centred therapy is the core of my practice, I also use some Transactional Analysis and psychodynamic principles to aid the therapeutic process. Connection to the natural world is also part of my practice and my life; using nature as a healing tool in my work has opened many new ways of supporting clients in their journey.

My first session

In your first session you will be asked some basic details about your physical and emotional health, along with any medication or diagnoses you may have had. You are also welcome to ask me about my practice and qualifications, confidentiality and safeguarding. Once we start the therapy , you will be given all the time you need to tell your story, your concerns and needs at this difficult opening stage. Building trust is a gradual getting to know each other process. How much you disclose in this first session is entirely your choice, and if at the end of it you decide not to continue with me, that is absolutely fine. I won't be offended!

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, 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

Supervisor - Wigton

Wigton CA7
07786 992399
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Supervision is key to developing and learning as a therapist. I offer support to counsellors, therapists and other carers who often work alone with few opportunities to de-brief or share concerns. My approach is a collaborative exploration of the therapy work which I aim to be both encouraging and challenging. By working in this way I hope the therapist or carer feels they have somewhere to take their worries and emotional responses while working with their clients.

Practice description

Most of my supervisees will be members of the BACP or equivalent which requires them to have a minimum of 1.5 hours of supervision per month. As well as the arranged monthly sessions, I offer phone or online support to supervisees when they have a particularly challenging situation. I offer reduced supervision fees for students and newly qualified counsellors, as well as write references and reports when requested. I also offer mentoring through the BACP accreditation process.

My first session

First supervision sessions are about me getting to know the counsellor and vice versa. We need to 'gel' in order to form the collaborative relationship which I believe is the most helpful way to work. I want supervisees to feel they can talk to me about the sessions where they fear they have not worked at their best, as well as the clients who they are most pleased about. I see supervision as supporting the counsellor and protecting the client.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, 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

Supervisor - Carlisle

Carlisle CA2
07786 992399
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Supervision is key to developing and learning as a therapist. I offer support to counsellors, therapists and other carers who often work alone with few opportunities to de-brief or share concerns. My approach is a collaborative exploration of the therapy work which I aim to be both encouraging and challenging. By working in this way I hope the therapist or carer feels they have somewhere to take their worries and emotional responses while working with their clients.

Practice description

Most of my supervisees will be members of the BACP or equivalent which requires them to have a minimum of 1.5 hours of supervision per month. As well as the arranged monthly sessions, I offer phone or online support to supervisees when they have a particularly challenging situation. I offer reduced supervision fees for students and newly qualified counsellors, as well as write references and reports when requested. I also offer mentoring through the BACP accreditation process.

My first session

First supervision sessions are about me getting to know the counsellor and vice versa. We need to 'gel' in order to form the collaborative relationship which I believe is the most helpful way to work. I want supervisees to feel they can talk to me about the sessions where they fear they have not worked at their best, as well as the clients who they are most pleased about. I see supervision as supporting the counsellor and protecting the client.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, 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