Drayton Action for Health was set up in 1999 to take over the administration of funds accumulated by Market Drayton Cottage Hospital League of Friends prior to the hospital’s closure. It is a...
Life can be full of changes & difficult moments and this is the time of year that we tend to think about what we would like from the next coming year. We ask ourselves what does 2020 have in...
It's that time of year again, and at Market Drayton it's an all-day affair with Christmas stalls, singing and entertainment, building up to the switch-on at 5pm on Saturday 16th November 2019.
Recently the BACP conducted a Public Perception Survey, conducted by YouGov, and asked people if they’d had counselling in the past, if there were any barriers that might stop them getting therapy,...
On the 28th of July we’ll see the 20th annual Audlem Festival of Transport and record numbers of visitors are expected to attend. Vintage cars, trucks and buses will join the parade from Hankelow to Audlem, starting at Hankelow Green and proceeding to Audlem’s village playing field off Cheshire Street where they will be parked for viewing by the public.
Who doesn’t love 19th-century industrial style and design? ‘Steampunk’ has been described as a cross between Victorian technology and American ‘Wild West’ design, expressed in art, clothing, architecture and lifestyle. Whatever it’s history, it is luscious, dystopian, romantic, and has elements of sub-culture…. and it’s coming to Audlem!
‘Beyond Autonomy – development and growth across the life span’ is the theme for this year’s TA conference on Sunday 24th June 2018
I am delighted to announce that I have joined the popular and successful Hales Osteopathic Practice in Market Drayton. I work from a very comfortable and personal space within the practice and I offer a half price consultation!
December 5th is International Volunteer Day! This day has been designated as such by the United Nations since 1985. People of all trades and professions give their time freely to those people who...
As part of National Caregivers Month I am offering free taster sessions to the care givers of people with long and short term health conditions as well as disabilities.
‘The Inevitability of Change’ is the theme of this year’s North West Transactional Analysis Gathering held in Manchester on Saturday 20th of June.
One song can spark a moment, One flower can wake the dream, One tree can start a forest, One bird can herald spring….
Some people say to me “Why Woodbine?”
Why did I call my therapy services woodbine, many people say to me.’ ‘ Its surely the name for cigarettes?’
Yes it is, and these cigarettes are still available and help is also to hand to stop smoking!
Audlem prepares itself for its 15th annual Music & Arts Festival on May 21st 2015. Entry to all the events is free, with performances from talented performers and artists from across the UK, Europe and beyond.
A new adventure has begun! Thank you for visiting my website and blog, I hope you find it of interest. This blog is all about me and what I offer, and anything else I may write about my community and specifically about the wonderful village of Audlem!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is counselling and psychotherapy?
Counselling allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential environment. Counselling helps you to deal with feelings that may trouble you as well as offering support
Psychotherapy allows you to look deeper into your problems and worries and about events in your life. Psychotherapy can help you discuss feelings you have about yourself and other people. New ways of behaving can be discovered and used to create change in our lives. Psychotherapy requires a willing and regular commitment of your time. Research has shown that therapy can enhance your life.
Why would somebody seek counselling and psychotherapy?
Sometimes we feel the need to talk to someone who is outside of our network of family and friends. I offer a comfortable, safe and consistent space for you where our sessions are treated as strictly private and confidential. A place where you can be listened to without judgement or feeling under pressure.
It is important for you and I to feel that we can work together, I offer a free half-hour consultation where we can decide if we will work together in therapy sessions.
What can I expect?
In psychotherapy you may experience:
• A re-connection to your deeper self
• Some new tools to use in your everyday life
• An improvement in your vitality and well being
• A new direction
• A greater sense of meaning in everyday life
Will I have to talk about things that I would prefer not to?
No, but I will encourage you to talk about many aspects of your life, and express your feelings, but your wish not to discuss a particular issue will certainly be respected!
If you are distressed or in need of immediate help, you can contact the following organisations:
- If you feel the need to talk to someone whatever your concern you can call the Samaritans on 08457 909090 at any time day or night.
- If you are a child or young person and are worried about anything you can talk to ChildLine on 0800 1111 at any time, the calls are free.
- If you are a woman and are experiencing domestic violence you can contact the 24 hours National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline on 008082000247
- For men in crisis call Freephone Helpline on 0800585858 7 days a week 5pm to midnight.
- If you have overdosed call Emergency services on 999 and stay on the telephone line until help arrives, or if you are able, go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department.