Counselling & Psychotherapy

with Ronda Pearce

Offering friendly face to face counselling for adults, young people and children in the Nottinghamshire area


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Services

I specialise in dealing with, but not limited to: anxiety, raising self- esteem, low mood, coping with loss, trauma

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About me

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists (BACP), as such I adhere to their ethical framework and good practice guidelines.

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Pricing

I believe in a transparent and simple pricing structure. Click `More` to find out!

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WELCOME


Thank you for visiting my site. I offer counselling, psychotherapy & supervision. Like you, I have experienced life’s ups and downs so can offer a genuine, non-judgemental, safe space for you to explore any difficulties you may be experiencing. When we feel stuck, anxious, low, overwhelmed, afraid or confused it can be daunting to know what to do. Imagine what it would be like to have clarity and feel calm, empowered, safe and in control of your feelings. Are you ready to thrive and improve your situation? You are not alone, together we can achieve this. My specialisms are anxiety, low mood, loss/grief, trauma, self- belief, stress management, identity, relationships and children and young people.


TALK THE TALK


Talking therapy or counselling can help you gain a better understanding to your thoughts and feelings. With clarity, your pathway forward may seem clearer, allowing positive change to happen. I encourage and empower individuals to take responsibility for their development within therapy.


WALK THE WALK


I also offer spring to autumn walk and talk therapy in local country parks and woodland. We hold the session outside walking in a country park. Walk and talk or Ecotherapy can provide the space and energy that can’t be found in the therapy room. Research shows connecting with nature during the act of walking therapy is beneficial for mental health, alleviates symptoms and brings a larger capacity for joy, social connectedness and raises self esteem. I am a member of Ecopsychology network.


Services


Anxiety
Anxiety is a condition where worry, fear, nervousness or panic can intrude into your everyday life; often resulting in physical symptoms such as a racing heart, sweaty palms, breathlessness and panic attacks. Anxiety can be mild or severe and can present after a challenging situation, illness or trauma. It can also creep up over a number a months or years. Anger often masks underling anxiety. Anxiety can present as:
  • Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Low Self Esteem
Self -esteem is the product of all of the thoughts and feelings we have about ourselves. Self- esteem can change depending on how we think. Negative thinking can lead to low self -esteem. Living with low self esteem can lead to anxiety or depression.
Low Mood and Depression
Difficult or stressful life events and experiences can leave a feeling of sadness or low mood. A low mood that will not go away can be a sign of depression. Depression can vary between people, there are many reasons we can become depressed. Below are a few common signs of depression. Are you feeling:
  • Worthless
  • like life isn't worth living
  • Constantly anxious, tearful and worried
  • Avoidant of friends or work situations
  • like you can't concentrate
  • Indecisive
  • Fatigued
  • Isolated
Coping with loss
Loss can be experienced due to many different reasons including the death of a loved one, loss of health, ending of a relationship or redundancy from a job. Loss often brings feelings of overwhelming grief or anger, sadness and heart ache.
Trauma
Sometimes we may experience a deeply distressing incident. Trauma can result from a wide range of experiences, examples are a serious illness or accident, a bereavement or divorce or from an attack or sexual assault. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can result from trauma, symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares and physical sensations.
Crisis Management
There are times when life experiences turn our world upside down, I offer crisis management to adults ; supporting through grounding and goal setting.
Consultations
Consultations for Parents Schools & Alternative Education. Are you worried about your child or your pupil? I offer solution focussed parental and professional consultations to help you make a plan for supporting your child's emotional wellbeing.
Stress Reduction Sessions
Are you burnt out or suffering the effects of stress? I can help you improve your well being.
Relationship Counselling
Counselling offered to one or both parties. Are you finding it difficult to decide if you want remain in or bring change to your relationship.
I offer short term work (up to 5 sessions) to facilitate communication and focus with the goal of clarity and understanding to help reach a decision to separate or commit to relationship counselling/ rebuilding the relationship.
Call for a free discussion to see if I can help.
How I can help?
Counselling can help you develop a clearer understanding of the challenges you are facing and help you navigate your way forward. Being self aware and in tune with your emotions can help bring about the changes you are looking for.

"Ronda, what an amazing person! Took me from being devastated in life to back to the person I always thought I was. Thank you so much. I would always recommend you to anyone. Thank you millions!"

"I came to Ronda after a family crisis, and having never visisted a therapist before, I didn't know what to expect. Ronda was very helpful easing me into the session and I was able to open up and talk about my difficulties."


About me


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I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists (BACP), as such I adhere to their ethical framework and good practice guidelines.

I offer a confidential safe space for you to explore any difficulties or challenges you maybe experiencing; offering honesty, trust and empathy.

Talking to a counsellor can help you gain a better understanding to your thoughts and feelings. With clarity your pathway forward may seem clearer, allowing change to happen.

I am proud to announce I am practicing from The Ropewalk Practice in the heart of Nottingham. This space has been beautifully designed with privacy and comfort in mind. Take a look at the video and pictures on my website. Parking is available. The cost is £1.50 per hour.

All of the spaces are thoughtfully designed with beautiful furniture and are tastefully decorated.  The emphasis is on creating an aesthetically pleasurable space for talk therapy; the rooms are luxurious and comfortable offering a safe, serene, calm space for you.


Qualifications

Masters Degree in Counselling Children & Young People

Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Counselling Practice

BA Hons Education

PG Cert Professional Practice

OCN Level 3 Working with Sexual Violence

Diploma in Childhood Studies


Training and CPD

Compassion Focused Therapy

Dyadic Development Psychotherapy level 1

Enhanced Supervision Skills

Attachment Styles

The Challenges of talking about Self-harm and suicide

Understanding and Responding to domestic violence

Transgender Training

Interpersonal psychotherapy for depression


Career History

Mental Health Specialist

School Counsellor

Counsellor for Fire starters Project with Nottingham University and Nottinghamshire Fire Service

Trauma Counsellor for a Nottingham based Charity

Early Years Practitioner

Teacher specialising in ADHD/ASD and challenging behavior

Behavior Unit Co-orderinator

Education Pastoral Support roles



Accessing Out of Hours Support Services

Emergency


Samaritans 24 hour helpline
08457 90 90 90
www.samaritans.org.uk
Childline
0800 111
www.childline.org.uk
If you or your child or someone you know are feeling actively suicidal please attend your local Hospital Emergency Department


Pricing


I believe in a transparent and simple pricing structure;

I offer 50 min or 80 min sessions, to be paid before each session commences. I accept bank transfer or cash.

My rate is £50 for 50 min or £80 for 80 minutes. I do offer student therapists discount of £10 per session. I also offer supervision for those working with children and young people.

I also offer therapy bundles of 12 sessions for most difficulties this can provide a start and end date for therapy and can focus work, more sessions can be added, but most clients notice significant change in this time.

The cost of a bundle is £500 for 12 50 min sessions when paid in advance saving £100 or this can be paid weekly at the usual rate of £50 per session totalling £600.

Longer term therapy is also available and maybe necessary for people experiencing multiple difficulties or more severe problems. Don’t worry we can discuss your individual needs when we speak to find the right way forward for you.

Saturday appointments available



THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW BEFORE THERAPY


At every initial meeting I will ask about your sleep, your food intake and exercise. The reason for this is because our physical health can really impact on our mental health, as all of our systems are connected. Making small changes to your day to day physical health can really improve mood.


TOP TIPS FOR SLEEP


Sleep at regular times each day aim for 6-8 hours per night. Relax and wind down before bed by having a bath or listening to music. Sleep in a calm, dark space and avoid screens an hour before bed. If sleep is poor keep a sleep diary so we can look at this together.


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY


Exercise has been proven to aid in improving wellbeing. It helps with low mood and can reduce anxiety. It also raises self esteem. As little as 20 min physical activity per day can make a difference. Perhaps try walking, swimming or cycling.


FOOD AND MOOD


Improve your diet to raise your mood, this can help you think more clearly and give you more energy. If you have a stressy tummy through anxiety look after your gut heath, beans and fruit and veg are good for balancing this. Stay hydrated, eat your 5 vegetables a day. Eat regularly. Eat plenty of protein and healthy fats such as omega 3. Go steady with caffeine and energy drinks.


SELF CARE


Be kind to yourself self care replenishes energy and is the foundation for connecting with yourself and others. It is powerful in reducing anxiety and can improve your mood. Do one positive thing today just because it makes you happy. Take a walk in nature to oxygenate your body. Write out your thoughts to gain clarity about what’s bothering you. Check in with your emotions: name them without judgement. Have a date with yourself: take time to do what you enjoy.


DID YOU KNOW


Anxiety can be useful to protect us from harm, anxiety acts as an alert system for potential danger and can prompt you when something needs your attention. However anxiety can become a problem when it takes over our lives when there is no real threat. This can result in panic attacks or physical symptoms such as a racing heart, sweating, fast shallow breathing, dizziness, confusion or a churning tummy to name a few. If this sounds familiar a good idea is too practice this breathing technique which soothes your parasympathetic nervous system and calms the body response by slowing down breathing and heart rate, decreasing tension and blood pressure so bringing the body and mind to a calmer state. It takes but 3 minutes. Try it and then practice daily so it becomes part of your day. Lay, sit or stand. Breath slowly in through your nose noticing the air filling your belly, don’t force it, just breathe in for a count of 5 and then out through your mouth for a count of 5. Let the air flow gently in and out without pausing or holding your breath ( if a count of 5 is tricky try 3 and work up to 5). Repeat for 3 min. (NHS 2019)

Get in touch


Email : rondacounselling@icloud.com
Call : +447803547544
The Ropewalk Practice
20 The Ropewalk
Nottingham
NG1 5DT
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