Counselling, Psychotherapy, Coaching and Training in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire and Cheddleton in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
"There is no need of a rope
When people bind themselves" Zen Wisdom
Does life feel like its getting on top of you?
Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out?
Asking for help is the first important step to taking control and beginning to understand your emotional distress. Counselling aims to help you explore and clarify problems and issues that matter to you. I can help you to explore situations that are proving difficult and together we can find the best way forward for you. Counselling is not however only about problems, it offers the opportunity to get to know yourself better and to develop your potential as a person. ( NB CHECK FOR ANY ONGOING WORKSHOPS BELOW)
My name is Vanessa Watkins and I have been a practicing counselor in Stoke on Trent, which is in the Staffordshire region, since 1997. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
I work with individuals,couples and groups on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
I am a member of the BACP and am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice and subject to its Professional Conduct Procedure.
As an experienced counsellor I use a range of therapeutic models/techniques from Person Centered Counselling, a humanistic approach, to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Mindfulness and more which I integrate to provide the therapy which is most effective to you.
I am experienced in helping clients who have difficulties with :
Relationship and Personal Issues
Coping with Terminal illness
Coping with Retirement/Redundancy/Unemployment
SATURDAY 13TH FEBRUARY- ANGER MANAGEMENT 10.00 - 2.00. Come along and bring your friends for a session on how we can manage anger and frustration to achieve a more acceptable social life with partner, family, friends and work colleagues. "Anger is not wrong, bad or sinful, it's just not very smart!!!"
SATURDAY 12TH MARCH- STRESS MANAGEMENT 10.00 - 2.00. Learn strategies and techniques to cope with stress. Stress is a message - it's a personal invitation to make a change for the better, so I invite you to come and make those changes.
SATURDAY 16TH APRIL- MINDFULNESS - 10.00 - 2.00. Discover how mindfulness can have a positive effect in all areas of your life. Learn to live in the here and now, open yourself to new ideas and ways of doing things; Let go of unhelpful ways of thinking and establish more helpful, mindful ways of thinking .
SATURDAY 4TH JUNE - SHIFT HAPPENS 10.00 - -2.00. Discover some powerful ways to transform your life, turn problems into opportunities, drop struggle, move beyond fear and commit to living happily ever after.
Prices are £25 per person, tea/coffee and biscuits all provided so come along and let's start changing!!
Please contact me by Email or phone to book or make further enquiries.
My counselling and psychotherapy practice is based in Stoke on Trent Staffordshire, within easy reach of the A50 and A500 and close to Longton Cottage Hospital, and also Cheddleton in the Staffordshire Moorlands, close to Leek.