Counselling for Women in Wolverhampton
Aspiring Futures provides access to confidential and empathetic counselling and psychotherapy services for women, children and young people in Wolverhampton. Our professional female counsellors are trained to help with stress, anxiety and depression and with issues that can affect women such as domestic violence, caring and bereavement, eating disorders and the menopause.
Aspiring Futures is an
Organisational Member of BACP
Why see a counsellor or psychotherapist?
Counselling / psychotherapy offers you the opportunity to talk about social, emotional, or behavioural problems that are either causing you distress or interfering with your day-to-day life.
Counsellors and psychotherapists are trained professionals who can respond to your concerns in an objective and non-judgmental manner. We provide a safe forum for women, young people and children to speak freely, knowing that what is shared will be kept private and confidential.
There are many reasons for pursuing personal or psychological counselling or psychotherapy. Some of the most common problems for which women seek help include the following:
- Family conflicts or relationship problems
- Procrastination and other self-defeating behaviours/habits
- Issues of grief, loss and bereavement
- Difficulty managing stress
- Coping with traumatic events such as bereavement
- Domestic violence, domestic abuse or sexual assault
- Depression or lack of motivation
- Anxiety or acute panic attacks
- Problems with alcohol or other drugs
- Issues with eating behaviour and/or negative body image
- Problems with anger and how to manage it
- Low self-esteem and negative self-image
- Sexual issues and concerns
- Compulsive behaviours
- Unexplained medical symptoms
- Anxiety related to health, chronic illness or disability
- Issues that women can face during and after the menopause
- Lack of meaning in life
- Gender identity
- Conflict with management and/or colleagues
- Rape and sexual assault
- Physical injury
- Weight management
- Bullying and harassment
- Work stress
- Parenting issues
- Lack of assertiveness
- Career issues
- Suicidal feelings
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Cultural identity
The above list is not exhaustive as there might be other issues that cannot be labelled or might not make sense at a certain time in your life. Our experienced and trained team is happy to support you.
What are the potential benefits of counselling and psychotherapy?
With the help of counselling, you can view your thoughts from a different perspective. It is a cathartic experience, a time set aside to confront your feelings in a non-judgmental and non-threatening setting. It helps you to think, feel, and respond more effectively at home, at work and in social situations.
Some of the benefits are:
- Improved emotional and psychological resilience
- Improved relationships
- Recovery from trauma or domestic violence
- Improved work satisfaction
- Greater self-acceptance and self-esteem
- Ability to change self-defeating behaviours/habits
- Communicate with others in an easier and more constructive way
- Develop effective coping strategies
- Strengthen self-esteem and self-confidence
- Understand thoughts, and feelings that cause anxiety and/or distress
- Taking control back of your life
- Accept possibility for change
- Make healthy life choices
- Welcome possible solutions
- Examine the impact of change and loss
- Better expression and management of emotions, including anger
- Relief from depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions
- Increased confidence and decision-making skills
- Ability to manage stress effectively
- Improved problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities
What to expect from counselling?
We offer short term or open-ended therapy. The length of treatment is dependent on your needs. Your initial session provides an opportunity to assess and discuss with you the therapy planning.
Typically, appointments are scheduled once every week face to face at our premises in Wolverhampton or over the telephone. Individual sessions are between 1 hour and 45 minutes long.
What does counselling cost?
For face-to-face sessions there is a charge involved, please see information below.
Face to Face Session Charges
|Counselling and Psychotherapy Services||Duration||Price|
|Mentoring and Coaching||1 hour||£45|
If you are an organisation or other third-party referral agency please telephone us on 01902 458770 or email email@example.com for further details of our external agency pricing structure.
Meet our Counsellors
I am an integrated counsellor committed to delivering person-centred therapy that gradually empowers individuals and enables them to live a better life. I have a special interest in Cognitive Behavioural therapy/Mindfulness and Solution focused therapy.
I believe the best way to resolve our problems is to explore our feelings and thoughts in a safe counselling relationship,with someone you can trust . By exploring your feelings together, we can make sense of them. Working together we can move forward in a positive way and implement strategies to help you in the future.
I have extensive experience of providing support with a variety of situations including:
Bereavement, addictions, depression, anxiety, low mood, family issues, couples, divorce and anger management.
Aspiring Futures aims are very much aligned to my own beliefs and goals. That is to support individuals to depend less on health services, improve their wellbeing and live their best lives.
Aspiring Futures work is very close to my heart and it enables me to make a difference in women and families lives. I have been working with Aspiring Futures since 2019; I use different modalities depending on which style best suits the person i am working with.
I have done extra training in sexual and gender theories and also have training in play and drama therapy.
I spent many years working as a counsellor in a women’s refuge helping famalies navigate a new start in life, as well as working with various women’s agencies providing one to one counselling and facilitating work shops around well being, empowerment and anger management.
I have extensive experience working with children and young people which includes working as a youth mentor and also providing counselling in schools and running family workshops.
My role as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist at Aspiring Futures C.I.C is most rewarding and has provided me with the opportunity to see real changes taking place.
I am trained in Positive Psychotherapy and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy and am passionate about using body awareness in integrating and managing emotions as a way to successfully self-regulate and achieve internal balance.
Any information you share with a counsellor or psychotherapist is treated as confidential and does not become part of any other record held by the organisation. It also means that we would not disclose any confidential information without first obtaining your written consent to do so.
It is important for you to be aware that there are some legally mandated exceptions to confidentiality. However, we will inform you and get your consent when possible.
- Notification of relevant others when a clinician judges that a client is in immediate danger to self or others (e.g. in the case of suicide or violent assault).
- Notification of Child Protective Services in cases of suspected child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment.
- In legal cases, clinicians or clinical records may be summoned by the court.
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