at MEADOWS WELLBEING
A Safe Place To Talk
Almost everyone, at some stage of their life, will need someone to talk to about their feelings and emotions.
Modern day life and the associated pressures – like work, relationships, social media, money worries – can all mount up and cause us anxiety and distress.
As part of our complementary and alternative therapy offering, we are extremely proud to be able to offer an expert counselling service – for everyone.
Your mental health is paramount to your overall wellbeing, and as such we treat it as a priority.
The Meadows Wellbeing philosophy is that we should all try to look after our mental health in the same way as our physical health.
So here at our health centre you will find a safe, supportive, private and relaxing space to talk openly about your thoughts and find strategies to cope and manage any anxiety or distress.
YOUR MEADOWS WELLBEING COUNSELLORS
About William Low
Will started to train as a counsellor in 1999 and qualified with a Diploma in Counselling in 2001. He has worked in various settings since then and brings with him a huge amount of experience.
Will has worked as a face-to-face counsellor for a charity supporting male survivors of child sexual abuse, as well as male survivors of sexual assault in adulthood. He has also been a volunteer drug and alcohol counsellor for the NHS, a bereavement counsellor in a hospice, provided youth counselling for 11 to 25 year olds, as a telephone counsellor for gambling addicts and their families and as a counsellor in a London GP’s surgery.
About Tracy Portman
Tracy is a therapeutic counsellor with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. She has a wide range of experience working with adults of all ages, including young adults and older adults (65+).
Her work has included helping people with anxiety, depression, bereavement, abuse, divorce and addiction as well as adults with trauma related issues.
Tracy has an integrative approach which means that she uses different ways of working with people depending on what they most need. Always at the heart of her work is the belief in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship.
William and Tracy are both members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such work to their ethical framework. More information can be found at www.bacp.co.uk
Will is also studying for an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute, London
What To Expect From Your Counselling Sessions
In the first instance, we believe that the best place to start is to address the issues that have brought someone to counselling in the first place.
What you talk about may vary depending on your personal experience, but could range from issues with your relationships, your childhood, emotions or even situations you find difficult.
Your counselling sessions will provide a safe and supportive place for you to explore and discuss strategies to enable you to deal with and manage the issues that are causing anxiety or distress.
Each session will last 50 minutes and preferably be weekly and at the same time each week.
Your therapy can be short or long term, whichever suits your needs. It can be hard to know what to expect, so we offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss what you are looking for and whether you feel comfortable to embark on this journey together with your counsellor.