01444 232069 / 07792 100390
I am a facilitator of personal change, enabling clients to explore their issues, consider their options and implement and maintain strategies for greater well-being and a deeper enjoyment of life. I offer a warm acceptance and attentiveness to my clients and I provide a confidential service where you may explore your relationships with others and with yourself. I do not offer advice or provide answers to your problems, but rather accompany you on your journey as you explore your past, present and future and assist you to find your own solutions. I am interested in working with parents experiencing difficulties with their children because of their own troubled family background. I am also interested in working with musicians and other performers. My summerhouse consulting room is located in a peaceful and secluded rear garden which may be used for creative exercises. I have daytime and some evening appointments available, also an early Saturday morning appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are:
- CPCAB Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (2002)
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2003) - integrative model
- Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis Theory (2013)
- Three further clinical years training in Transactional Analysis (including a year's psychotherapy training) - exam still to be arranged.
I worked for 4 1/2yrs as a volunteer at a hostel for the homeless and have been in private practice since 2007. I currently provide the counselling services to clients at a local centre offering support to adults with learning disabilities; I have worked here for 18months. I am part-way through a second Diploma (in Transactional Analysis); the course will finish in 2017 (with subsequent exam) and includes a year's psychotherapy training. I have also taken training in Ecotherapy - working in a natural setting outdoors. This means that clients who wish to use my back garden for their sessions may be able to do so. Working in this way, perhaps using creative activities and being aware of what is being experienced somatically (held in the body), can assist, deepen and accelerate the therapeutic work. These exercises must be carefully considered and will only be arranged if it is thought to be in the best interests of the client.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Ecotherapy - exploring your connection to the natural world.
I charge £15 for an initial assessment session of (50mins); this will enable us to decide if we are comfortable working together. Further 50min sessions cost £40.
My private consulting room is set in a peaceful rear garden and offers a calm space to explore your issues.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7.15pm and Saturday mornings at 9am.
Types of client