Sylwia Broom

Hello and welcome to my profile page.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and offer both short and long term counselling for adults.

My priority is to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for you to explore any problems or concerns you may have.

Experience

My nursing background and counselling work has given me experience in a broad range of issues.

I have over 14 years’ experience working with addiction as a Registered Nurse, both overseas and in NHS sector. I am currently an Addiction Counsellor working for Catalyst, a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Service (formerly known as SAdAS). As a practising Addiction Counsellor, I provide support for people dealing with a wide range of addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling,  shopping etc.) and also for their families, carers and concerned friends. I am very experienced in Relapse Prevention.

I have experience counselling people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, depression, anger issues (including aggressive behaviour and offending), low self-esteem, lack of confidence, lack of identity, stress, bereavement, relationship issues and trauma.

I also have experience working with issues surrounding Domestic Abuse. I was employed by the local Domestic Abuse Service to provide counselling for those suffering from Domestic Abuse.

I have provided counselling for young homeless females at risk during my employment at a local hostel and I also worked as a counsellor with young people at the Homeless Charity Step By Step.

In addition I have training and experience facilitating and co-facilitating therapy group sessions while under the employment at the NHS Detox and Therapy Unit covering topics including: Relapse Prevention, Stress Management, Anger Management, Anxiety Management, Self- Awareness and Assertiveness.

In my clinical role, I have experience working with people suffering from Dementia and those in palliative care, providing support for their families and carers.

Specialisations

– Addiction : Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling and Shopping

– Anxiety, Panic Attacks

– Anger/Aggression

– Bereavement, Loss and Life Transition

– Caring for others e.g. for relatives of those diagnosed with Dementia or with Addictions

– Depression

– Domestic Abuse

– Low Self-esteem, Lack of Confidence, Lack of identity

– Long Term Illness

– Relationship and Family Issues (Divorce, Separation etc.)

– Relapse Prevention

– Self-Harm

– Stress, Perfectionism, Under-Performance, Self-sabotage

– Trauma

– Work Related Problems

Approach

I take an integrative approach to therapy including Person-Centred , Existential, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy which I tailor to the individual’s needs.

Qualifications and Training

– Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person-Centred and Existential)

– Bachelor’s degree in Social Rehabilitation Education (Education of young offenders){Modules covered: Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Eating Disorders, Working with Children diagnosed with Autism, Pedagogy and more}

– NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory

– Registered General Nurse (NMC)

– Specialist training in Addiction Counselling by Catalyst

– Training in group therapy work, Relapse Prevention, Anger , Anxiety Management, Self-esteem and more-based on CBT and Solution Focused therapy

– Substance Misuse & Domestic Violence

– Working with issues around Sex & Pornography certificate

– Substance Misuse in Pregnancy certificate

– Substance Misuse and Safeguarding Children certificate

– Working with Substance Misuse certificate

– Avoiding School & Social Isolation certificate

Types of Clients

I provide individual, face to face therapy for adults over 18 years of age.

Additional information 

I offer a free 20-30 minute initial consultation.

Main Eaves Office

Guildford

Contact Details

Please call, text or send an email. All correspondence is confidential:

Mobile:  07545 844 939

E-mail: sbroomcounselling@hotmail.com

Website: www.sylwiabroomcounselling.co.uk