A STONES THROW THERAPY

Cheryll Avery McNeill

Counselling

07761 593432 / 01273 841368

(Shoreham / Hove and surrounding areas)

Southwick, Brighton, BN42 4AX

ADULT & CHILD COUNSELLING

You or your child may be experiencing difficult feelings in relation to bereavement, disability / SEN, critical or complex health condition, trauma, abuse, family conflict or breakdown, anxiety, depression, bullying, harassment or generally feeling overwhelmed or stressed.  You may not even know what is causing you to feel like things are more difficult than usual. 

 

Counselling therapy sessions with a professional and experienced counsellor can provide the opportunity for change towards achieving a balanced state of emotional and mental health well-being.  

Counselling can also be helpful if you are indirectly affected, for example living with someone who is experiencing distress or other difficult feelings in response to an event.

 

ADULT COUNSELLING

BENEFITS : 

-   Counselling can bring clarity.


-  It can be empowering in recognising steps towards achieving change. 


-  Sessions can lead to achieving an increased awareness of self and behaviour patterns, as well as an increased acceptance of self and enhanced relationships with others. 

-  Support in accessing and developing resilience to overcome the feeling of being overpowered by difficult and traumatic events.

- Assist in finding coping strategies for managing difficult situations / difficult feelings.

-  Feel understood through a collaborative, non-judgemental, confidential and understanding person centred approach to therapy.


I am experienced in using a variety of therapeutic approaches including talking therapy, creative arts therapy and sand tray therapy.  I am also experienced in using guided relaxation/grounding techniques (often helpful in relation to trauma counselling or anxiety related difficulties).


All approaches to counselling are undertaken in collaboration with the client.

 

CHILDREN / TEENS COUNSELLING

Often children and teenagers demonstrate behaviours that are difficult to understand.  This is a common response to trying to cope in difficult situations or distress.

Commonly, behaviours manifest in withdrawal, more confrontational style behaviours, favouring fantasy worlds (day dreaming), finding it difficult to concentrate, nightmares, difficulty sleeping and other changes in behaviour.  

At these times you may experience your child as difficult to understand and you may feel helpless or frustrated.


BENEFITS :

 Counselling with a trained and experienced counsellor can help young people in many ways.

- Assist in improved relationships with parents and peers.

-  Support in accessing and building upon resilience.

-  Support to manage difficult life events and the feelings / reactions that may occur.

-  Support to manage and express feelings in different ways.

-  Support in developing social and emotional skills.

-  Improved sense of self worth and confidence.

-  Relieve symptoms associated with anxiety / worries.

PROBLEMS YOUR CHILD MAY BE SEEKING SUPPORT WITH : 

-  Exams / school pressure.

-  Friendship / relationship (including attachment) difficulties.

-  Family conflict / parental separation or absence.

- Young carer role to a sibling or parent.

-  Noted change in behaviour, which may be difficult to account for.

As a therapist working with children, I have an up to date Enhanced DBS.
It is likely that you will have questions about how the sessions work, please see FAQ page, or feel free to get in touch to ask me directly.

FEES

ADULT   INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING SESSION

£45.00

50 minute session

Initial session - £20.00

(see FAQ's for more information about initial session and session format)

CHILD / TEEN  COUNSELLING SESSION

£40.00

40 minute session

Initial session - £20.00

(see FAQ's for more information about initial session and session format)

COUPLES
COUNSELLING SESSION

£60.00

50 minute session

 

Initial session - £20

(see FAQ's for more information about initial session and session format)

 

ABOUT ME

Qualifications :

 

 

 

BSC (Hons) Degree - Person Centred Counselling

Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling

MBACP - Member of the British Association for Counselling

and Psychotherapy

Various professional development training undertaken in specific areas of practice including creative art therapy, trauma therapy work, attachment, loss and bereavement.

Background :

I have worked as a counsellor and also as a keyworker within a social care and NHS environment for many years, supporting parents and children therapeutically with complex needs in relation to child disability/critical and long term health conditions, child bereavement and other complex situations such as relationship breakdown, family conflict, social isolation, domestic abuse and violence.

 

I am experienced in working with children and young people who experience a variety of difficulties and have experience of providing counselling to children in care.

 

I also have specialist mentor experience supporting students to address barriers such as anxiety and mental and emotional well-being difficulties towards accessing learning on university courses.

Aim :

As a person centred counsellor my aim is to really understand the world from your perspective thereby responding according to your own unique difficulties. 

My aim is to work with you collaboratively finding coping strategies that work for you as a unique individual.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have further questions

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE INITIAL SESSION?

Adults Counselling :

It is important that you find a counsellor that you can trust and that you feel you can work with.  An introductory session can give you the opportunity to ask questions, and to make sure you feel comfortable before going ahead.  It can also be useful in gaining an understanding of the counselling process.

Children / Teen Counselling :

It is important that both you and your child trusts the counsellor you choose.  Depending on their age and situation, an initial session is undertaken with parent/carer and child.  This is an opportunity to discuss objectives, arrange sessions and reviews.   

I hold a current Enhanced DBS certificate.  

HOW LONG AND FREQUENT ARE SESSIONS?

Sessions are 50 minutes and recommended weekly as this format is proven effective.  Life can be busy and this may not be possible, in these cases, frequency can be agreed in the initial session.
Short term and long term counselling is available.  Regular reviews can be factored in which can be a good way to track progress and helpfulness of the sessions.

ARE SESSIONS CONFIDENTIAL?

I am a member of professional counselling body, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical code of practice.  Whilst sessions are confidential there are exceptions, for example if I was concerned about risk of harm either to yourself or someone else, in which case relevant parties would be notified.

HOW CAN COUNSELLING HELP ME?

Naturally, life events can impact emotions and mental health well-being.  When tended to through professional and experienced counselling, an improved sense of well-being and relief from difficult feelings can be achieved.  Counselling can help towards bringing clarity and making change in the way you respond to situations.

 

"If we focus on 'being', then we won’t get so caught up in the diversions of life ... that we lose sight of existence itself. Not falling into the 'everydayness’ of life and becoming unfree-like the sheep.”

Irving Yalom

 

GET IN TOUCH

A Stones Throw Therapy is situated on the calming waters edge at Southwick, Lady Bee Marina. 

 

Easy and quick access from Brighton/Hove, Shoreham and surrounding towns.

A 2 minute walk from Southwick Train Station ;          Parking also available.

Room 16, The Old Town Hall, 142 Albion St,

Southwick, Brighton, BN42 4AX

United Kingdom

07761 593432 / 01273 841368

 

07761 593432 /

01273 841368

Room 16, The Old Town Hall, 142 Albion St,

Southwick, Brighton, BN42 4AX

United Kingdom

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