Westerfield Business Centre
I am a person centred counsellor, I empower individuals to overcome their own personal obstacles. I work in a therapeutic manner which offers a non-judgemental, confidential and safe space for my clients to explore their own feelings. I endeavour to support you in your own process whilst maintaining empathy and congruence in my work.
Person centred counselling is a client centred therapy which surrounds its focus on therapeutic change. This change is promoted through the clients perspective and aided through the empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard.
The non directivity of this approach portrays a comfortable and secure environment for the client to be themselves. It offers a balanced relationship where there is no expert and the feelings are centred. Person centred therapy is established around the here and now and incorporates life events that lead to specific feelings and thoughts.
It is a therapy that is not designed to give you straight answers or tell you a way to live. It offers time , space and exploration in a way that works for each unique individual. Person centred therapy focuses on a drive for growth and a way forward which is best suitable for that person.
I offer both short and long term therapy on a confidential level, adhering to professional ethics and boundaries working collaboratively on a human level. I also attend clinical supervision regularly , ensuring I am practising effectively.
I am a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have full professional indemnity insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have obtained a BA (HONS) Degree in Counselling Studies.
BTEC Level 2 in Counselling Skills
BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care
Training in Sociology
Training in Safeguarding adults and children
Training in Equality and Diversity
Continual professsional development
Volunteer work in a women's refuge and a sixth form
I have experience of working with a range of different people and have experience in depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship troubles, stress, abuse, bereavement, loss of self and mental health issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
I offer an initial assessment session for 20 pounds. If I then feel I can be of some help to you I then offer a further six sessions at 30 pounds per session for 50 minutes. This can then go into an open time contract if we feel this is suitable.
Fees are negotiable on an individual basis depending on your circumstances. This is something that can be discussed on first contact.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer sessions on Monday evenings from 5PM.
Types of client