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Therapists and Counsellors Network

Alicja Raffray

  • Location: Jersey (Channel Island)
  • Offers online appointments: Yes
  • Gender: female
  • Ethnicity: European Polish
  • Sexuality: Heterosexual
  • True Under Sixteen
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  • True Families

Practice description

“When you have struggled with worries and problems and they still seem to be insoluble; when you feel the time is right to make some changes in your life, the process of therapy can help you see the issue more clearly and explore all the options available to reach solutions and find healing. Some people struggle with problems for many, many years, often from childhood, and hesitate to share their burden because they feel rejection or judgement. Maybe it is too painful to share some problems with those they love (to not to worry them, to avoid being embarrassed, not sure if it is confidential and more). Counsellors are skilled in the art of listening and helping clients to explore many kinds of painful memories and emotions, helping them to experience peace and strength as they find release from the problems that have held them captive.

Individuals seek counselling for many reason, most of the time all to do with change; bereavement, illness, stress, relationship problems, hoping to change the way they feel about past experiences (abuse, relationships, family), frustration with where their life is going (or not going). It can be difficult to ask for help and talk about things which are confusing, painful or uncomfortable. Counselling offers a safe, confidential place where you can explore difficult feelings with someone who will really listen. Talking to a counsellor, who accepts you and respects your feelings, can help process difficult issues in your life. However, counselling is not always about problems. The honest feedback from a counsellor can enable you to understand more about yourself and discover changes that you might want to make to improve your quality of life and relationships, develop your awareness and sense of wellbeing”

Therapy qualifications

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Other therapy skills

I use a lot of art therapy interventions as well as therapy cards to help “talking” through using pictures as I do acknowledge that sometimes it’s hard to open up. I teach meditation as well.