Mrs Justine Boardman
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS16-03920
With the right counsellor for you, the counselling process can be a life changing, life-enhancing experience.
Being able to speak openly and honestly, to someone who is listening carefully and non-judgementally, who will encourage you to fully understand yourself and is truly interested in how it feels to be you, can be a very powerful and life changing experience. The quality of the relationship between a client and a counsellor is the source of therapeutic change. This supportive relationship can empower you to explore any changes that would benefit your life and increase your sense of well-being and happiness.
I believe that developing self -awareness and understanding is fundamental to positive change. The sessions may involve exploring aspects of past relationships and events, very often as far back as childhood. In earlier sessions, we may spend time finding out who you are and where you came from; how your past has influenced present attitudes and behaviours. Very often, it is in this self- understanding, the ‘A ha!’ moments, that new ways of being can emerge. Within the sessions I will support you to bring self- acceptance and self-compassion to your life and I will always encourage you to listen to your own inner wisdom.
I have a variety of tools and skills that I can share with you to support you in making any changes that you identify as important and desired. I believe that the answers are always within and with support, clients will discover what they need to do, say or change to experience healing and greater fulfilment in life.
It is often a specific problem which brings people to counselling and you may need to know that I have experience of working with many issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, life changing health diagnoses, bereavement and unwanted patterns of behaviour. I have worked with many people who are experiencing high levels of stress and/or a sense that life can be better and more fulfilling.
I offer face to face counselling as well as telephone and Zoom counselling.
- Qualifications & ExperienceAdvanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Prof.Dip. Psy C.)
Certificate in counselling children
More than Words: Bringing the Body into Therapy- Yoga Therapy Manchester
Mindfulness UK trained teacher of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR)
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: fertility
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Immune system support
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Stop smoking
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken