Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS19-08392
Wendy Pearce – Registered Member BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) – Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.
I am a counsellor and Registered Member of the BACP and Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society. I have numerous years of counselling experience working in a variety of settings including the voluntary organisation Confide Counselling Service; Prisons and a GP surgery.
Being a counsellor, I have a passion for working with people who struggle to deal with their feelings and emotions which often affect their quality of life, self-esteem, sense of belonging and difficulty in relationships.
During my career, I developed my counselling skills in other areas to become a Probation Officer before retiring to take up more time to develop my counselling skills in my private practice, during which time, I was a volunteer and paid counsellor for Confide Counselling Services based in Shrewsbury from July 2011 until July 2019.
My counselling skills
I counsel adults for which I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor with a person-centred approach and have a certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and I have experience and knowledge of counselling in a General Practitioner's surgery in Shrewsbury and I have also recently gained my “Approaches to Counselling Children and Young People, Level 4” based at Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology to develop my work with children and young people. I am also trained and have experience in telephone counselling.
What can I offer my clients?
In relation to what I feel I can personally offer my clients, I am very much a people’s person and a compassionate person, therefore, I love communicating and working with people. All my previous roles throughout my whole working life has involved working with people from all walks of life, which I have always found so interesting. I have worked with people with their different beliefs, values, ambitions in life, perceived failures in life, loses, needs and desires to make changes to and improve their lives and that of others. I have been told on numerous occasions that I have excellent communication skills, which is paramount in being a good counsellor.
I feel my strengths are unique to me because of the sometimes challenging behaviour that I have experienced, particularly in my role as a Probation Officer and when working in a groupwork setting with Service Users and also one-to-one with individual Service Users. My compassion and patience enable me to form a comforting working relationship with clients. I am a firm believer in people, their abilities and inner strengths who can change, enabling them to work through their problems to give themselves a better quality of life.
Throughout my counselling career, I have counselled people who were in prison and serving sentences as well as law-abiding people in the community. I have worked with a wide range of sensitive and complex issues including bereavement, relationship difficulties, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, perpetrators of sexual abuse, bullying, anxiety, depression and more.
Throughout my Probation Officer career, I gained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Community and Criminal Justice and specialised in One-to-One (Accredited Programme); IDAP (Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme), Accredited; CALM (Controlling Anger and Learning to Manage it), Accredited; ETS (Enhanced Thinking Skills), Accredited and TSP (Thinking Skills Programme), Accredited; which are all cognitive behaviour therapies (CBT model of working).
I currently hold an Enhanced Certificate from the DABS (Disclosure and Barring System) which was renewed in June, 2019.
So, if you are worried, stressed or depressed about anything, for whatever reason and would like some time and space for yourself and someone to talk to, then please call me for more information with no obligation.
- Qualifications & Experience* Approaches to Counselling Children and Young People - Level 4
* Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
* Counselling Skills and Theory
* Foundation Course in Counselling and Attitudes
* Certificate in Counselling Skills
* Bachelor of Arts (Honours Degree), Second Class
* City and Guilds National Vocational Qualification Level 3 in Community Justice (work with offending behaviour)
* City and Guilds National Vocational Qualification Level 4 in Community Justice (work with offending behaviour)
* All the following were gained when working with the Probation Service:
* One-to One (Accredited Programme)
* IDAP, Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme (Accredited)
* CALM, Controlling Anger and Learning to Manage it (Accredited)
* ETS, Enhanced Thinking Skills (Accredited)
* TSP, Thinking Skills Programme (Accredited)
- Languages Spoken