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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

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    Caroline Balfour-Kinnear

    I have worked as a Bowen therapist since 2007, offering treatments to people suffering from a variety of physical and anxiety related ailments Bowen is a gentle, relaxing and holistic therapy for all ages. Read More
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    Heather Shipley

    Friendly, emphatic, calm and supportive. I truly believe that talking and creative therapies will help you experience a more positive outlook on life. I work with tools from both CBT and Emotional Therapeutic Counselling to be able to help you. Read More
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    Paul Baxter

    I teach the Alexander Technique to facilitate personal growth through awareness in movement. By giving attention to our whole self in any activity, we can improve performance, poise and clarity of mind. Read More
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    Susan Cole

    Susan Cole has been a teacher of yoga for over 20 years. The style of yoga she teaches is attributed to Krishnamacarya and his son Desikachar of India, (formerly known as Viniyoga). Read More
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