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Heart to Heart Counselling Service

For more information contact Sally Thomas on 07484 761 017

 

Having a heart condition, or finding you are at risk of developing one, can mean you struggle with:

  • Unwelcome changes in your life
  • Difficulties in relationships
  • Feeling low or anxious
  • Coping with how others now see you

Counselling offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about these kinds of issues and how they are impacting you. It allows you to talk with a trained professional who will listen empathically and work with you to improve things.

The type of counselling offered at Heart to Heart is called Person Centred counselling.

Counselling takes place in the John Harding Room at Cardiac Rehab

Download the Heart to Heart Counselling Service leaflet

 

Frequency and duration of counselling

Your first session will include exploration of what is bringing you to counselling. We will discuss how the process of counselling works. You then decide whether counselling feels right for you and I will assess whether I am the right person to help you.

If you would like to carryon with counselling we discuss a working agreement and set a time to meet at the Cardiac Rehab Centre normally weekly, for 50 minutes, on Thursdays. We will generally work for up to 6-8 sessions. Longer term work may be available.

 

Walk and Talk

If you would like the option to do walk and talk counselling outside we can discuss this as part of our work together.

 

About the Counsellor

My name is Sally Thomas. I am a fully qualified counsellor with over 5 years experience and a BA (Hons) Degree in Person Centred Counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical guidelines.

You can read more about BACP at: www.bacp.co.uk

I have regular clinical supevision for my counselling work. I hold professional liability insurance. I undertake regular training to keep my skills and knowledge up to date. 

 

Confidentiality

Confidentiality in counselling means that what you talk about in sessions is notshared with anyone else.

Exceptions to this are:

  • If you tell your counsellor that there is a serious and imminent risk of harm to you or another person.
  • If you tell your counsellor about offences which are against the law or part of a court case.

In both cases, and where possible, the counsellor would discuss the situation with you before any information is given to anyone else.

 

Supervision

To ensure I am working ethically and supported in my work, I am required by my professional body to meet regularly with a qualified supervisor. I may talk about aspects of our work together but your identity will not be divulged.

 

Cost

I offer a free 15 minute 'meet me' session. Ongoing weekly sessions last 50 minutes and cost £40 per session.

 

For more information contact Sally Thomas on 07484 761 017

 

 

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