J Anthony Welsh: Person-centred/humanistic Counsellor, Little Hadham, SG11
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J Anthony Welsh

Person-centred/humanistic counsellor
Little Hadham SG11
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About Me

** COVID-19 - Different Pay Schemes currently available **

Hello, and welcome to my profile.

I am a BACP registered counsellor, and my goal is simple - to help you take back control, when it comes to your own mental health.

So, if you seek the presence of empathy and a deep understanding, alongside a genuine manner that will never judge, please feel free to get in touch. In a similar way, if your goal in life is simply to grow on your terms, in the process, potentially finding more space to unleash that inner voice, again, I would love to hear from you (I also have an interest in working with the business and education sector, where the same principles will apply).

How will Counselling help?

I offer a uniquely creative, person-centred approach, where I will always try to see past any labels (including medical ones), albeit, in a respectful, mindful, and ethical way - having said that, I do have experience with a variety of issues e.g. anxiety and depression, relationship issues, and long-term illness.  Ultimately, though, I will see you as unique as we work together to build a trustworthy, healthy therapeutic relationship, where openness and consistency will always be key.

Getting Started

Step 1 - Initial contact, followed by a short 15-20 minute conversation on the phone, where I can find out more about you, and what you hope to gain from your counselling experience, while also touching on certain elements e.g. Contracting.

Step 2 - 1st Session/ Initial Consultation via Zoom (ideal scenario) or Whatsapp, or on the telephone/via e-mail.

Step 3 - Assuming all goes well, more will obviously follow, and ideally, on a weekly basis (at least, early on).

Client Testimonial

'After years of battling depression and anxiety, and a period where I hit rock bottom, I decided I couldn't carry on like this, so I searched for a counsellor and after looking through a list I found Anthony.  I messaged him and he was very responsive.  I didn't know what to expect, but I arrived to lovely surroundings and immediately burst into tears; after telling him about my issues, he was great, non-judgemental, and he really listened - just what I needed.  I have been seeing him every week since, and he is really helping me deal with things.  I would highly recommend him, as he knows his stuff.'

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J Anthony Welsh
Herts
Little Hadham
SG11 2DW

Online

I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Anxiety
Bereavement
Depression
Family issues
Chronic fatigue
Cultural issues
Finding meaning
Health anxiety
Family estrangement
Loneliness
Spirituality
Tinnitus

Therapy offered

By phone
On video
By email

Client groups

Adult
Group
Adolescents

Fees

Payment

Ideally, the day before, via Bank Transfer or Paypal.

In addition - assuming face-to-face work does return at some point - I may also go back to accepting cash.

3 Different Schemes

Option 1Normal Rate - £35 per session (50 min)

(even in unprecedented times, there is still an argument for maintaining a certain professional standard)

Option 2An upfront payment for the 1st 3 - £60

(a saving of £45)

Option 3A Self-selected Fee - 15 to £45

(you select the most affordable figure within this range)

Please NoteFor the duration of therapy, you will not be tied down to one or the other - in other words (within reason), if your circumstances change, you will be free to move to another scheme.

Training and qualifications

I qualified with a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, completing over 100 hours of client work in the process (via CICS, the Colchester Institute Counselling Service, which is accessed by a wide range of people).  Other qualifications include a degree in Humanities & Philosophy, an advanced GNVQ in Business, and an Introduction to Screenwriting certificate; hence, a keen interest in using creativity in my work with clients.

Experience, and what drives me as a Counsellor

In the past, I have worked as a courier, in the hospitality sector, and I was also involved in an internet start-up, however, I decided to become a counsellor because I felt this was the best way to use my talents, where the core conditions held onto by the person-centred approach - namely, empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence (or being genuine) - have always felt close to home, and happily, a natural fit.

M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Finally, it is worth mentioning my experience with M.E. - a condition that can involve many additional pressures, and over a long period of time; all of which provides a certain 'know-how', and a strong basis for working with a variety of issues.

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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