Rhiannon Duggan – Integrative Counsellor (MBACP) – Ages 11 upwards, parents.
I have worked with young people for 30 years as a qualified youth and community worker, counsellor, school teacher and volunteer. I am passionate about what I do. In an increasingly interconnected world, counselling can be a chance for young people to stop and to understand who they are and why their feelings may have become problematic at times. I currently work as a secondary school counsellor for years 7-13 and run a private practice in Wotton-Under-Edge for adolescents and adults. I am also a mental health trainer for Bristol University.
My training is as an integrative counsellor, which means that I see each client as unique and work with different techniques for each person. These can include:
- relaxation and breathing
- role-play or using figures to look at family patterns
- I also use CBT techniques that focus on how we think and behave.
- Psychoeducation where I aim to inform the young person of basic mind and brain function in order to understand how and why they feel what they do.
These have been very useful in school work when dealing with young people experiencing anxiety, depression or self-harming behaviour. They are often relieved to realise that there is a way out of the feelings that can seem overwhelming to them.
Last year I completed a diploma in trauma work.This enables me to work with traumatic memories and experiences from a relational perspective, based in neuroscience. I am currently undertaking an advanced certificate in eating disorders to strengthen my skills working in these areas.
Because of my varied work background I have experience of working with young people in a wide variety of situations including:
- drug use
- family breakdown and divorce
- school alienation and refusal
- anxiety, depression or self-harm
- friendship difficulties
- performance and exam anxiety
- self esteem
- future choices
- conflict and anger within families
I am also experienced in running small group work and am available to work with siblings in counselling.
I work in Wotton-Under-Edge and I charge £45 for a 50 minute individual session and £55 – £65 for 60 minute group work (siblings).
Tel: 07966 081031(call or text) email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/rhiannon-duggan