Often difficult times bring with them opportunities for growth and development. Life's challenges are many; bereavement, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress and relationship problems are commonplace. Counselling offers insight and understanding into these problems, helping the client to see things clearly, perhaps from a different perspective. I offer a caring, empathic and confidential counselling and psychotherapy service where positive solutions can be explored.
Counselling provides clients with a safe, neutral space where they will feel supported and understood rather than judged as they work their way through difficult thoughts and feelings. My aim is to give clients the tools and understanding to move forward and improve their lives. I work by specifically tailoring therapy and interventions individually to each client, thus enabling them to explore and make sense of the many aspects of their life, emotions and experience.
As an integrative counsellor, I use the theory of several different counselling models to work together with clients in a creative way to help resolve issues. Using person centered counselling, I incorporate Attachment Theory along with some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques as the client's needs dictate. I offer a private counselling service, for short term crisis intervention, time-limited or open-ended therapy depending on the client's needs and their circumstances.
I offer a private counselling service, for short term crisis intervention, time-limited or open-ended therapy depending on the client's needs and their circumstances.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy adhere to their code of Ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters in Integrated Counselling and Psychotherapy. University of Derby.
Cruse Bereavement Care Training.
Post Graduate Diploma – Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies. University of Canterbury.
RGN. Registered General Nurse.
I have worked in the National Health Service for over 24 years, mostly in primary care and have a wide range of both professional and personal experience.
I work for Cruse Bereavement Care as both as a bereavement volunteer and as a supervisor.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- 24/02/18 - Certificate in couples and relationships counselling
- 01/03/18 - An introduction to gestalt therapy by Dave Mann
- 08/03/18 - Supporting children and young people through transition and loss
- 09/03/18 - Introduction to working with groups of clients
Initial consultation of 45 minutes for £20. This give us the chance to meet and decide if we can work together.
Ongoing work is charged at £40 for an hour for individual counselling and £50 for an hour for couples counselling.
Under certain circumstances I can offer a reduced rate, subject to negotiation and availability.
I work from a comfortable room not far from the centre of Belper, on a bus route. I am situated about 8 miles north of Derby, a short drive from both the A38 and A6. There is off street parking available.
Daytime and evening appointments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer day time and evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|