Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1GT

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NHS

Telephone: 01584 872 939

Fax: 01584 879 031

portcullis.surgery@nhs.net

Practice Counsellor

Information about our Practice Counsellors Mary Bunting and Siri Lewis

Mary Bunting

Mary Bunting was a counsellor at our practice for many years, we have recently been given access to a pot of money and were able to negotiate for her to return to work with us direct access appointments and group therapy sessions at our practice.

Her main qualifications are;

Diploma in Nursing RMN .(Worcester)
MA in Transpersonal Psychotherapy (CCPE London and De Montfort)
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
BA (OU)
Diploma in Health and Social welfare (OU)
Certificate in Supervision of Healthcare Professionals (Wolverhampton University)

If you would like to book an appointment with her or join one of the group therapy sessions please call reception so we can call you back and add you to the list.

Group Counselling sessions for Anxiety

If you feel you have a problem with anxiety and you would be happy to go to a group session to learn how to manage your anxiety. Please call reception and ask for a call back by Siri our Secretary and she will ring you back and book you in to the next anxiety counselling group.

Please note these groups are on Mondays OR Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm and need to be booked in advance with Siri. The group sessions will run for 4 weeks and will have max of 4 participants in each group.

Counselling appointments

If you feel your problem is mostly a mental health problem and that an appointment with a counsellor may help please book a 30min appointment directly at reception with Mary Bunting.

There is no need to see a Dr or clinician beforehand! Call reception and ask for an appointment.

Please note the appointments are only 30minutes long and are meant to be just a one off appointment for an assessment, Mary will then decide if you need to be referred elsewhere following this appointment.

Monthly group for Cancer Patients

We are piloting a group for Cancer patients to come for support at the surgery monthly on a Saturday morning. If you would like to come please call reception and ask for a call back by Siri our Secretary and she will ring you back and book you in to the next Cancer group

Monthly group for Mums

We are piloting a group for Mums to come for support at the surgery monthly on a Saturday morning. If you would like to come please call reception and ask for a call back by Siri our Secretary and she will ring you back and book you in to the next Mum group.

Siri Lewis

Siri Lewis is a fully trained counsellor specialised in young people and has a foundation degree in counselling theory and practice at Staffordshire University. She will be running Group Counselling sessions at the Practice for anxiety and exam anxiety as well as a limited number of one-off 30min Counselling Assessment sessions specifically targeting young people (13-25yrs)

These appointments can by booked at reception and will be on Wednesday afternoon and evenings.

The groups sessions will run for 4 weeks and will have max of 4 participants in each group. The groups will be support groups for patients who have Anxiety and Exam Related Anxiety.

If you would like to book an appointment with Siri Lewis or join one of the group therapy sessions please call reception so we can call you back and add you to the list.

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    8:30am - 6:00pm (Evening booked appointments 6.30-8pm) Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Tuesday
    8:30am - 6:00pm Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Wednesday
    8:30am - 6:00pm (Evening booked appointments 6.30-8pm) Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Thursday
    8:30am - 6:00pm Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Friday
    8:30am - 6:00pm Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Saturday
    CLOSED normally. (Open 1 Sat a month for booked appointments 8.30-12.30am) Call 111 for advice OOH
  • Sunday
    CLOSED Call 111 for advice OOH