Hello and thank you for reading my profile. I have been a qualified Person Centred Counsellor for over 7 years and I have worked in many different organisations both on a voluntary and paid basis. I have gathered a huge amount of knowledge and experience from these roles and I am extremely passionate about counselling. I have a warm, calm, caring, empathic manner and have formed many therapeutic relationships with a wide range of clients including children, young people and adults.
Person Centred Counselling is client led, respectful and non judgemental. Within this safe environment the client and counsellor form an equal relationship and within this relationship the client can then feel empowered to talk about what may be troubling them and begin to focus and work upon their own solutions to these feelings. This therapy differs from other more target led ones.
I have experienced the following areas within some of my client work:
- Bereavement (Pre and Post)
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Self Harm
- Relationship Difficulties
- Eating Disorders
- Substance Misuse
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Domestic Violence
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
All sessions will take place confidentially within my own therapy room at my home and there is free parking directly outside.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a qualified Person Centred Counsellor for over 6 years and have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. As well as counselling adults I have worked as a Student Counsellor, undertaken a placement in a primary school specialising in play therapy, worked with young people in the age range of 10 - 19 years who were drinking alcohol or using substances or affected by alcohol and substance misuse and in my current role I work for a charity where we use artwork and activity based therapy to work with children aged 4 - 19 years who have suffered a bereavement (post or pre) or loss and with other children affected by domestic abuse.
I am a registered member of the BACP and undertake monthly supervision. I also attend relevant training courses and ensure that my Continuing Professional Development is ongoing.
Training courses I have undertaken are as follows:
- Counselling for Bereavement
- Young People and Substance Misuse
- Counselling and Play Therapy
- Children’s Emotional Wellbeing
- Helping Children Tell Their Stories
- Facilitating Group Work
- Legal Highs, New Trends, New Issues
- Internet Safety and Security
- Child Bereavement UK – Grief Training
- Bullybusters Training
- First Aid Training
- EHAT Training
- Alcohol Awareness
- Counselling Suicidal Clients
- Supporting Kinship Carers
- Early Childhood Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
- Supervisor Training (Within the Workplace)
- Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies and Procedures
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Sessions will last 60 minutes for an Adult and 50 minutes for a Child/Young Person.
£35 per session.
Artwork/Play Therapy Sessions undertaken.
EAP or Corporate Sessions please enquire.
I operate a cancellation policy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and evenings, some weekend availability also
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|