Louise Allen – Fern Counselling – Faversham – Kent

Louise Allen – Fern Counselling – Faversham – Kent
Soul Solutions
Faversham, Kent ME13 8UJ
Louise Allen
Soul Solutions
ME13 8UJ
Where did you train, and what qualifications did you receive:
Thoros Centre for Therapy Learning.
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling (High Merit)

On placement as a student counsellor since September 2018. Qualified in August 2019

What Type Of Therapy Do You Practise:
Integrative Counselling.
I Specialise In:
I work with a wide range of clients and issues. In addition to this, outside of my counselling work, I have worked alongside adults with learning difficulties/disabilities for ten years. Within my counselling, I am therefore able to bring the additional experience of communicating with and relating to a wide range of people.
I offer indoor and outdoor talking, walking and creative therapy to help us understand your feelings and work to explore the underlying issues, how you want your life to be and how you might achieve that.
How Exactly Does Your Therapy Work?:

Counselling is a talking therapy. Through listening to you talk about what is troubling you, I work alongside you to understand how you are experiencing life right now. I provide a warm, accepting and open space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, and move towards greater self-awareness and fulfillment. We can do this indoors, in a confidential therapy room, or outdoors in nature.

I view the counselling process as an opportunity for you to become more aware of your thoughts, feelings and experiences which provides the opportunity to open up and grow – rather like an unfurling fern. My role in our counselling is similar to a fellow traveller. I will accompany you on your “journey”, holding a safe space and attempting to fully understand your experience and the things that are dissatisfying or holding you back from where you want to be. I bring my knowledge, experience, intuition and perspective into our work, and together we can find the “tools” that help you gain greater awareness and choice in how you live.

I work mainly from a person-centred approach which means I focus on how you are experiencing life right here and now. I support you to lead your counselling in the direction that feels right for you. I also use existential ideas to explore themes of responsibility, choice, freedom and meaning in life. I may offer to bring in creative techniques to explore particular issues which can bring a new perspective on what you are experiencing.

What kinds of symptoms have people who seek your services usually presenting with:

People who seek my services are generally needing help with Depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders / disordered eating, OCD, relationship issues, bereavement, suicidal thoughts and feelings, self harm, low self esteem, anger, abuse, a sense of wanting more direction in life, fears and phobias.

How Often Might A Client Typically Need To See You:
Usually, we would meet weekly, at the same time each week.
What Is The Cost Of Your Sessions:
£45 – I offer a limited number of lower cost sessions for counselling students and people on low incomes, please get in touch.
When a client has completed all their therapy(s) with you, what do you hope to have changed for them, compared to when you first met them:
A better understanding of themselves as a person – e.g. what gives them meaning, their beliefs about themselves and others, what they need to feel safe and loved, what they want from life. A greater sense of being able to cope and of finding fulfilment in life.
What worries might a client have before contacting you to book :
What is counselling? What is going to happen? Will I be told what to do? Will a counsellor give me advice? How can counselling help me? How long is counselling? Is counselling right for me? Do I need counselling?
How long have you been practising for:
On placement as a student counsellor since September 2018. Qualified in August 2019
What is the name of your professional association (if any):
National Counselling Society
What type of insurance do you have:
Professional Civil Liability Insurance
What Areas (Geographically) Can You Accept Clients From:
Do you do online sessions:
Do you do telephone sessions:
Is your therapy mobile (you travel to the client):

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