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- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
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About me and my therapy practiceIf you have reached me or my website, I understand that there may be a part of yourself that feels uncomfortable, unmanageable and perhaps a bit scared of what's going on for you today. But you are here and these are your first steps to recovery and true self-care.
I am CPCAB trained both with adults and children and continually train to meet the needs of my clients.
Everybody deserves to be listened to in a non-confrontational, non-judgemental way and that’s what I will provide you with; a safe and comfortable space to be able to talk and to be heard. Sometimes this will not be easy but we’ll work with that, because therapy can be uncomfortable and deeply emotive, but you will always be in a boundaried, safe space in order to be yourself. I will move with you at your pace. We will work together and I will be guided by your needs.
"The wound is the place where the light enters you" Rumi
I am a trauma-trained and informed therapist with previous experience as a Counselling Lead in both primary and secondary schools. I was also a sexual violence counsellor at Rape Crisis Oxford and a counsellor at One in Four in South London. I now work in a small but thriving private practice from home (in person & online) and in the capacity of walk & talk.
I understand that our childhood and adolescent experiences can haunt us in adulthood and that very powerful feelings can come up for us at any time which affect our behaviours and make us feel unsafe and un-boundaried. My experience as a therapist is to hold the space with you in these difficult times and help to work through the feelings which can feel overbearing. With care, empathy, commitment and non-judgement, we work together in sessions towards a sense of enlightenment and empowerment with renewed energies to make change. With commitment and total openness we work together to enhance relationships and to feel harmony and contentment in your life.
My first session
Please visit my website for details about what I offer (www.louiseprewcounselling.co.uk) however, in a nutshell I can offer FREE 20-minute relaxed consultation over the telephone or on video call which helps you and I to decide if we are the right fit and also if my style of therapy works for you. This brief but succinct time is about discovery and next steps forward.
The first session takes place either via video call or in person where we take to the outdoors for 'walk and talk'. This proves popular for clients who prefer movement as opposed to being still. Young people are particularly in favour of this medium. I also do home visits for therapy if there is guaranteed privacy and it's difficult for you to leave the house (mobility difficulties/new baby/conditions which mean you struggle to leave the house).
My work is varied but has become very adaptable to the global life changes we are experiencing.
Single Session Counselling is also another option, whereby after the initial consultation you may decide that a one focus-driven session to harness your strengths and acknowledge your personal goals and inner resources is all you need.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Loss, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, Humanistic, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited