MBACP, MNCS (Accred)
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I’m an accredited Counsellor with years of experience working with adults who are struggling to deal with relationships, anxiety, grief, sadness and stress. I am a specialist in women’s emotional, psychological and spiritual health and well-being.
My area of specialism is helping women through difficult times - these may be around motherhood, their own troubled childhoods, past & current relationships, health issues, to name just a few.
These difficulties can feel painful and heavy. They stop you moving forward. They affect your relationships. And they interfere with your enjoyment of every day life.
The really good news is that it does not need to stay this way. Counselling is an incredible process that is vital for your health. It literally transforms lives.
Whatever you have gone through, or are currently experiencing, I can help you to deal with it in healthy way. You can begin to resolve your difficulties and feel much better. And this can change the way you live the rest of your life.
You can choose counselling in-person, or by video or phone call. I work from my main private practice in Kirby Muxloe.
You can know more or you can book an initial session with me by calling me on 07342 652 090 or sending me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Accredited Register Counsellor
- NCS Accredited Counsellor
My professional training in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling began in 2002. This was a 4 year program at the University of Leicester. I qualified with a Distinction.
I opened my first private practice in 2007.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
There are many painful experiences that women are faced with:
Infertility, loss of babies, their own difficult childhoods, sexual matters, abortion, life transitions, midlife issues, relationship insecurities, post natal suffering, pre natal suffering, empty nests, loss of loved ones, menopause., miscarriage, illness, breast cancer, maternal issues, mother-daughter issues..
The above is just a guideline. Many of my clients start counselling not because they feel in crisis, but more because they feel unhappy, worried, alone, unfulfilled and have a gnawing sense that there has to be more to life.
£65.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 20 minute Introductory Call for those who want it.
When I work
My practice is open from 9am to 8pm.
- LOCATION: My private practice is in heart of Kirby Muxloe, Leicester LE9. It's a peaceful location with parking. I also work with clients in Hinckley LE10
- YOUR CHOICE: One of the many benefits of private counselling is that you are not left for months on a waiting list. People need to feel able to come to counselling at the point when life feels difficult. They need the freedom to choose who they sense 'feels right' for them and who is available at times that fit in with their lives.
- MINDFULNESS: It may be useful to know that I am qualified to teach mindfulness. I run group and individual mindfulness and breath-work sessions. I also run mindfulness training for companies and organisations. - see my website.
STUDENTS: I am currently helping many young people (18 plus) who are getting ready to start university or who are home from university. They are struggling with stress, feeling anxious & overwhelmed. I see a lot of stress connected to life changes, insecurities, leaving home, fitting in, social media pressures, friendship groups, competition, and self-image. It can all build up.
- ONLINE: For video call counselling I use WhatsApp or FaceTime.
- WORKPLACE: Company paid counselling is available off site - see my website.
- SOCIAL: I have an active and helpful Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/leicesterprivatecounselling/