Hello, I am Josie Ballenden, a Counsellor, based in Pewsey and Chippenham in Wiltshire.
These days, there are many reasons, children and young people may need emotional support at a certain point to help them deal with issues that they are facing as they grow up.
Every child and young person has different and unique needs and therefore I use an integrative approach, using not only verbal communication but also play, drama and creative materials to help them express and explore these issues in a non-judgmental environment.
As an adult and/or parent you may also be seeking support. I can help you see things more clearly, so that we can explore difficulties that have arisen in the present or past that may be preventing you from moving forwards in your life. I can work with you to explore your own choices, empowering you to make changes in your life.
Finding a counsellor can feel daunting and you may feel anxious about what to expect. I offer a free initial consultation, so that we can chat through your concerns and help you decide whether counselling with me is something you wish to do.
I hope that the next few pages will provide you with the helpful information you need. However, if you would prefer, please feel free to call me for a short chat if you would like to know more.