Billie Riley Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer Derbyshire

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MY PERSONAL APPROACH:

ABOUT COUNSELLING

The way I work values our natural desire for well-being and our search for ways to feel fulfilled.
For some of us this search may involve counselling.
We are all unique in every aspect of our lives, and are sometimes dis-abled or held back by difficult childhoods or traumatic circumstances. We will all experience grief and the host of emotions that accompany being alive, and yet at times these feelings overwhelm us. We may feel a rise in anxiety or anger, withdrawal or depression, uncertain how to proceed. We can feel isolated from parts of ourselves, or from others.
By talking with someone intent on listening to and respecting our individual experience, we can begin to liberate areas of ourselves and rebuild the aspects of ourselves we value.

All my work is undertaken with compassion, professional integrity and a strong personal ethic.

I trained originally as a teacher and during a period of working in South East Asia became very ill. On my return to England I trained and practised a body-based therapy, before studying for a Counselling Diploma in 1994. I have worked as a person-centred counsellor with an holistic and integrated view since. For two decades I worked as a counsellor in Higher Education: I also have experience in working for NHS and voluntary agencies as a counsellor and clinical supervisor.

A FEW AREAS OF SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

- grief
- spirituality
- stress
- effects of oppression
- pain
- self-esteem
- identity
- relationship difficulties
- health problems
- change and loss
- disability
- depression
- trauma
- anxiety
- transition/displacement
- death and dying
- our nature in our environment

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