About Panoramic Counselling and Wellbeing

Our team
We are committed to equality and diversity, our staff team are highly qualified and experienced counsellors and practitioners of all backgrounds and cultures – representing the diverse communities we serve.

Our experience

We are highly experienced in: Family and social work, Teaching, Family therapy, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Life and Business Coaching, Creative Therapies, Writing therapy, Art therapy, Stress Management and Personal Development. Our staff have extensive experience in working with people experiencing mental health problems, substance misuse, survivors of domestic and sexual violence and hate crime. We have worked in the community, private practice, NHS,  and the voluntary and charity sectors.

Our Vision and Value
We are committed to aiming to provide the best possible service for your clients and your workforce. Our core values are:
High Standards: Our Commitment to staff development and professionalism: this is demonstrated through extensive training, supervision and continuing professional development.

Client Led: we remain dynamic and relevant as we respond to emerging needs and create a culture of listening to our clients, through feedback, evaluation and consultation.

Inclusive: We
Empowerment: Through support your clients can take control of their lives and make informed choices.

Confidentiality: We recognise that confidentiality is a central element of our work, we have a strict Confidentiality Policy that ensures we respect the information that clients share with us. We uphold the Data Protection Act UK.

Educational:We embed resilience and teach practical and self help tools to enable clients achieve their potential.

Creativity:We recognise that each person is unique and we value creative therapies, arts, writing, and embed this style in our work

Stress Management Definition
The Health and Safety Executive defines stress as “the adverse reaction a person has to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed upon them.

” The Stress Management Society defines stress as: “a situation where demands on a person exceed that person’s resources or ability to cope”.

Writing Therapy Definition
Writing therapy or therapeutic writing is a form of expressive therapy that uses the act of writing down your thoughts, feelings into words and processing them.
It is based on the belief that recording memories, concerns and problems can help, promote health and well being and lead to self discovery and personal growth.

The benefits of writing can be physical (e.g. improved immune system), emotional (e.g. stress reduction), social (e.g. improved relationships) and psychological (e.g. improvements in depression, anxiety and mood)

Counselling Definition
Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their well being. – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

What types of counselling do you offer?

Our counsellors come from a range of orientations, however the main form of counselling we offer is person centred or integrative counselling.You can read about each type in more detail  below.

Person centred Counselling
One of the methods of counselling we use is person centred. This approach developed by Carl Rogers, believes that every individual has the internal resources they need for growth. When a counsellor offers the three core conditions of person centred counselling growth of the individual will take place. These three core conditions are congruence, total acceptance and empathy. This approach is particularly helpful for those who wish to explore themselves and their feelings, and who value personal responsibility rather than those who would like extensive advice or wish to gain a diagnosis of what they are experiencing. We do not work from a script or have a set of questions to ask you. You chose what you wish to talk about and we work with whatever you bring to the conversation and at your own pace.

Integrative counselling
One of the other approaches we use, the integrative approach, it is fundamentally holistic, incorporating ideas from humanistic and transpersonal theories. It is inclusive of a variety of inter-connected ideas contained within the Person-centred / Gestalt / Jungian / Existential / and Transpersonal models. Importance is placed on connecting with the person as an individual, communicating warmth and empathy, to provide a nurturing/encouraging environment where the client feels safe to be themselves and explore what is painful or uncomfortable in their life.

This translates to counselling becoming a space to explore past/present and future crises, to widen their perspective on themselves and the world, to find clarity on their ideas of purpose in life and define or create something valuable and meaningful to live for, to understand themselves and others and  better and find ways of effectively communicating.
Client’s self-awareness during this process often involves linking themes in their lives, creating opportunity to change older patterns of behaviour and discover choices within that change which seem to enable individuals to feel empowered and more authentic.

Coaching Definitions
Personal/Life Coaching
“A collaborative solution-focused, results-orientated and systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of work performance, life experience, self-directed learning and personal growth of the coachee.” (Anthony Grant, University of Sydney, 2000)

Business Coaching
“As for personal coaching, but the specific remit of a business coach is to focus on supporting primarily the business owner to achieve improved business performance and operational effectiveness. The coach will also focus on personal development topics as well as business topics in order to improve their personal performance.”

Speciality/Niche Coaching
“As for personal coaching, but the coach is expert in addressing one particular aspect of a person’s life e.g. stress, time management, confidence , or the coach is focused on enhancing a particular section of the population e.g. parents, youths.”

Group Coaching
“As for personal coaching, but the coach is working with a number or individuals either to achieve a common goal within the group, or create an environment where individuals can co-coach each other.”

Association for Coaching

Code of Ethics and Good Practice
We are committed to continuing professional development and operate to standards approved by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Association for Coaching, The Stress Management Society and Lapidus. Our staff are individual members and adhere to their respective ethical codes.
Lapidus is the U.K. organisation for writing and reading for health and wellbeing. Lapidus works from the principle that words used creatively can be a powerful tool for health and personal, community and world development.