I am an integrative counsellor, EMDR Psychotherapist and Equine Assisted Psychotherapist with a private practice in Evesham. My aim as an integrative counsellor is to support you to achieve your goals in a way that best suits you. I offer a non-judgemental space and draw on a range of holistic therapies including: Person centred, Gestalt, Cognitive, Transactional Analysis, Psychosynthesis, Psychodynamic, Somatic trauma therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR, trauma therapy) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning.
My work as a counsellor has involved supporting people with a wide range of issues including Anxiety, Generalised anxiety Disorder, relationship issues, depression, abuse, trauma, stress, life threatening illness, HIV, relationship issues, low self confidence, low self esteem, bereavement, child related issues, family difficulties, childhood sexual abuse, anger management, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I have experience of working with 5 organisations including the charitable sector and have completed further training in the area of trauma including rape and sexual abuse.
EMDR is an effective evidence based trauma therapy that can help in the resolution of trauma, providing containment and management of pace to avoid re-traumatisation. Thus, placing trauma where it belongs...in the past. Sessions last for 90 mins and can be once weekly or an intensive course of 3/4 sessions weekly.
Intensive EMDR courses are available where appropriate following an initial assessment which can be conducted face to face or on the tel. Intensive EMDR courses involve a package of support for 1-3 wks and include 4 sessions of EMDR per week. There is good evidence to suggest that intensive EMDR can result in excellent results much more quickly and these results have also been found to be just as long lasting as with weekly or bi weekly EMDR. The intensive courses will appeal to those who seek a more rapid result enabling them to get on with busy lives unfettered by the debilitating effects of trauma. Accommodation can be arranged in the beautiful Cotswolds for those who do not live locally and the package includes access to 17 acres of land and the opportunity to interact with a wide range of animals including horses. There are no concessionary rates for this option.
I also offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in conjunction with my Equine specialist. Set in beautiful countryside with plenty of space to be in touch with nature we provide a team approach and bespoke therapy for individuals, groups and young people. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is very helpful for a wide range of issues. We offer individual and group sessions for a wide range of issues including anxiety/depression, trauma including PTSD, weight difficulties, confidence building and communication skills. We also offer Continuing Professional Development workshops for those working in the mental health field. For further information about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning please contact me by e mail or mobile.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc. in counselling (Distinction)
BSc. Hons (Psychology)
Post graduate Diploma in counselling.
Member of EMDR association.
Somatic trauma therapy.
FSAP EMDR for addictions
Certified EAGALA practitioner.
Certificate in animal assisted therapy.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Organised group abuse.
Life threatening illness.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning.
From £50.00 to £85.00
Concessions offered for
£50.00 per hour for integrative counselling sessions of 1 hour duration.
£75.00 per hour for EMDR trauma therapy...usually 90 mins duration.
Supervision 50.00 per hour.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy £85.00 per hour for individual session.
Bespoke group sessions for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy/Learning by arrangement...50.00 per hour for up to four.
Equine Assisted learning for adults and young people 'ACE'...Awareness, Confidence, Empathy group sessions...50.00 per hour.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy group up to four ...50.00 per hour.
CPD Equine Assisted Learning for therapists and mental health care workers...85.00 per workshop...10.30-17.30. Please inquire for dates.
I can offer concessionary rates for those in financial hardship...please feel free to ask.
G.P. and EAP referrals accepted.
Face to face: indoors for those who have had both Covid vaccines. Outdoor sessions offered for those who have not received both covid vaccines on Fridays only. Flexible video sessions
Free car parking in private car park.