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AdvDip MBACP, CT Dip MPCH

About me

TAKE THAT STEP - I can help you move forward in your life. Half hour FREE ASSESSMENT. I am a dedicated and experienced BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, CBT Practitioner, NLP Practitioner and Life Coach. I have a extensive experience working with people suffering with depression, anxiety and lack of confidence issues.  
For Group Therapy and Retreats for Bereavement, Divorce or Broken Relationships, please see the last two paragraphs of this information.  
I also specialise in couples counselling.  I work with family therapy to enable all members of a family to understand how to help each other in their difficulties.  I offer face to face, online, telephone (WhatsApp, FaceTime and landline) counselling and visualizations in a quiet rural environment in Etchingham.  I constantly research the field of counselling/psychotherapy and work in a pro-active, solution focused manner. Visualizations are a powerful and effective way to achieve goals and overcome repeating behavioural problems.  I can teach you how to focus your mind and change negative behaviour patterns to positives.  Hypno-birthing is a wonderful and natural process that I teach to bring new life into the world.

My approach is non-judgmental and I have unconditional respect for my clients.  As each client and their needs are unique I therefore ensure that I work towards helping them learn the skills that work for them rather than a fixed theory. Couples counselling is increasingly needed to help people manage in todays' often stressful environment.  All the stresses of modern day life have an increasing toll on relationships and families.  I work with many clients who lack confidence and self-worth as well as ongoing problems with anxiety and depression, helping them achieve their full potential both in their private and professional life.  Counselling and/or hypnotherapy is often useful for career and work related problems to help manage and improve communication skills, helping you to explore possible career changes or improve your existing position.  I also work extensively with children and young people.  I offer face to face counselling in a beautiful woodland setting away from the stress of towns and sometimes, high profile lives.  My clients experience how to be able to see their inner state of being and form a positive self-image.  This enables them to feel more grounded and safer.  Visualizations are a powerful medium to focus the mind on goals. It can also aid better sleep and general well-being. I work extensively with individuals of all ages and couples, teaching mind management so that they understand themselves better and so understand what makes them happy and what is stopping them from achieving this.  Appropriate counselling and hypnotherapy can change your life and help you choose and achieve your goals.  It is also useful for anger management and anxiety as well as cessation of negative behaviours and habits.

I am the Counsellor/Psychotherapist for all the Retreats for www.mending hearts retreat.com  I hold group therapy at the Retreats every day and am also available for private one to one sessions at the Retreat.  These Retreats are designed for people who have or are, suffering bereavement of any kind, whether due to death or break up of a relationship.  In beautiful and luxurious settings both in the UK and abroad (February 2022 Bali) the Retreats offer group Counselling and individual therapy, beauty treatments, group classes for yoga and many other supportive and relaxing opportunities.  Exquisite food prepared by private chefs accompanied with inclusive drinks that caters to all your individual needs and requirements.  Please see the website for further information and booking details.

It helps people come together in a group to support each other and make new friends both in the therapy sessions and in the many fun activities.  Discounts and packages are available.  Take a look via the link above.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and am fully insured. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I trained at West Kent College. I have specialist training in anger management, stress and anxiety management. I have worked extensively with young people and also relationship and family problems. I am also a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and am an NLP Practitioner and Life Coach. I also use CBT as part of my counselling therapy.  I also teach people and promote hypno birthing to help mothers to be bring their child into the world in a beautifully natural way helping to control pain and taking away fear.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Visualizations, Hypnotherapy, Disability, Terminal Illness, Bereavement, goal achievement, hypno-birthing.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Face to face counselling £60 for 1 hour
Online £60 for 1 hour
Skype (aboutyoucounselling) £60 for 1 hour
Telephone (landline) £60 for 1 hour

Zoom one to one £60 for 1 hour

E-mail (aboutyoucounselling@hotmail.com) £60 per reply
Hypnotherapy £75 for 90 minute session or £60 for 1 hour
Couples counselling £75 for 1 hour

Pre-surgery counselling £80 per hour with report

Group therapy in Retreats tailored to each individual Retreat

When I work

I am available Monday to Friday 10.30am to 6pm for sessions and weekend sessions if week days not possible. Telephone calls and emails will be replied to 7 days a week, including evenings.

Further information

I believe life is a gift and making the most of every day depends on how we unwrap it.  Why not give me a call and find out how I can help you and answer any questions you may have with no obligation.

Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I have a website which is aboutyoucounselling.co.uk mendingbrokenheartsretreat.com

Additional languages

Italian

Italian

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