As a qualified counsellor I specialise in working with the 11-24 age group. I work for 2 organisations my counselling orientation is Person Centred Approach to counselling. However, I do use integrative approaches, such as Brief Solution Focused Therapy, T A, Gestalt therapy and work creatively. My work does involve attending supervision every two weeks.
I started my counselling career 3 years ago after completing my training at Nottingham University. Prior to this my career was in Youth work for 25 years. I have been able to transfer many skills and knowledge from my youth work to working with young people in the counselling profession.
Some of my recent specialist training has been in the areas of Anger management coping with Anxiety Depression Bullying prevention Eating Disorders Self Harm and Low-Self-esteem.
During counselling young people are able to become more aware of what causes their problems to understanding themselves better and learn how better to cope by using some techniques to help them. The counselling sessions will take place at a counselling organisation building where I work during the week.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a qualified counsellor I have a professional PG Diploma in Counselling children and Young People. also a PG Advanced Cert in Counselling Practice. I have been counselling young people for 2 years and am working towards my full accreditation with British Association of Counselling Practice.
I have many years experience of working with young people from different social ethnic backgrounds. I have worked with numerous agencies and supported young people with a wide variety of problems.
The clients I work with present a wide range of problems such as social anxiety, panic depression self harm eating disorders low self-esteem abuse anger stress unemployment sexuality gender phobias addictions
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Gestalt therapy
I am able to work short or long term with clients over a 12 week period depending on the problems presented by a client. I wish to recruit clients from the Cambridge and Bedfordshire areas. My 50 minutes counselling fees are £25 but I can accept concessions of £15 a session
I am available to work with clients on Wednesday between 10am- 1pm or 5pm-8pm. On Thursday 10,30 am and 3pm only. When young people make initial contact with me about their availability to attend counselling I will return contact within 24 hours. We can then arrange a time day and I will tell where the counselling can take place. If I young person wishes to get further details about counselling we can discuss this prior to a counselling session free of charge.
At our first counselling session Young People will be asked to sign a working contract with the counsellor. This will agree a Therapeutic working relationship between counsellor and young person. Young people will also complete a questionnaire to outline their problems and how these have impacted on them during the last week. Young people can terminate counselling at anytime during the counselling period. During the last counselling session Young people will be asked to complete an Evaluation outlining how they have benefitted from their counselling and if they need further help from another agency.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on Wednesday mornings 10-1pm or 5-8pm and Thursday 10-3pm
Types of client