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  • Welcome to Lifeways

     a natural health charity with nearly an acre of community-run garden 
  • Therapy Rooms

     Hire rooms for the practice of therapies, small meetings and individual classes and meditation 
  • Community and Sensory Garden

     Lifeways has nearly an acre of gardens, shared with the community 
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We believe passionately in what we do and the aims of therapy, enabling clients to explore their difficulties in a safe, non-judgemental environment, where they will feel accepted, listened to, heard and understood. Our aim, as Person-Centred counsellors is to travel alongside our clients, not to change them or rescue them from the distress that overwhelms them. Instead we will provide the space to explore, challenge and clarify those feelings and behaviours that may be hindering their goals.
After an initial meeting, if agreed, the counsellor and client will then proceed to work together over a number of sessions, typically 6 weeks to 6 months.
Clients often present with: Anger issues, anxiety, loss, depression, eating disorders, addictions, domestic violence, emotional/ psychological difficulties, work stress, mental health issues, abuse of all types, self-esteem.

  • Ruth - Open Studies Certificate in Person-Centred (Rogerian) Counselling, 2005
  • Ruth - Certificate in Substance Misuse Management with the University of Kent, 2005
  • Ruth - Diploma in Person-Centred (Rogerian) Counselling and Psychotherapy, Warwick University, 2007
  • Ruth - Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Methods for Person-Centred Therapists, Warwick University, 2008
  • Ruth - Advanced Post Diploma Certificate for Person Centred Couples Training, 2011
  • Ruth - Advanced Certificate in Supervision, Warwick University, 2012
  • Stephanie - BSc (Hons) Psychology, Plymouth University (1988)
  • Stephanie - PGDip in Psychological Counselling, Wolverhampton University, 1998
  • Stephanie - Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Methods for Person-Centred Therapists at Warwick University, 2008
 Stephanie 07702955170; Ruth 07766480263
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Therapists and Counsellors

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    Emma Firth

    I am a Counsellor and Rapid Transformational Therapist (RTT). I use hypnosis as the gateway to the root cause of beliefs and behaviours at a subconscious level to help you heal and make permanent change. Read More
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    Ian Richards

    Begin The Journey. As a Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I offer counseling in a warm therapeutic way and abide by the ethical principles of B.A.C.P. Read More
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    Alex Golabek

    I can help with anxiety, depression, work related issues, weight Issues, feeling unattractive, eating disorders, inability to make decisions, LGBT concerns, relationship difficulties, self esteem issues, self-harm and bereavement. Fluent in English and Polish. Read More
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    Katherine Michaelis

    I am a qualified and experienced mindfulness teacher and supervisor. I am passionate about mindfulness having benefited greatly from learning mindfulness myself. I teach mindfulness to the general public in small supportive groups. Read More
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    Vanessa Adye

    I am a person centred counsellor who works with adults, young people and children. I offer a safe space to develop a trustful and healing relationship to address issues including bereavement and loss, difficulties with relationships and low self-esteem. Read More
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    Fiona Doherty

    I work with adults and young people (age 14 and up) as a CBT based counsellor with an interest in trauma, domestic abuse, bereavement, anxiety and depression. Read More
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