Valerie Coley | Accredited Counsellor | Keighley | NCPS

Valerie Coley

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS18-07136

Location: Keighley

Before becoming a therapist, I was a primary school teacher for twenty years, which included work as a SENCO and Inclusion Leader. This included providing support and working with families of neurodiverse children. I then decided to train as a counsellor, which has included working with a range of diverse clients.

My aim is to offer you a nurturing, and supportive experience at a pace, that suits you. I recognise the importance of building trust in the therapeutic relationship and being inclusive is vital. I will ensure sessions are created which are culturally aware, and ethical.

I would like to help you, improve the quality of your life by guiding you through any challenging moments, and help you recognise the source of positive growth, comes from within you.

My offer as your therapist, is be there as your guide, to listen, and ensure you feel heard. If however, you have a preferred way of working, we can discuss how therapy sessions maybe created to suite your needs. What is most important is finding an approach together, that works for you. It maybe, that you are not sure what it is you want to begin with, that’s fine, we can work through that too. I am not here to embarrass, or make judgments, only to value and respect what you bring to the therapy space.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
    Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice Level 5 (Prof. Dip Psy C)
    Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Practice
    Chrysalis Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory Level 4 (Dip CST)
    Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Level 3
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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