Accredited BACP Integrative Counsellor
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I really enjoy what I do; listening, helping and supporting my clients. I have had my own share of traumas, hurts, struggles and challenges. I am here to help you work through yours.
By talking together about your issues, your emotional feelings and thoughts, we begin to gather understanding and knowledge about who you are and what, why and how you see yourself; yourself within your own world and the wider world. None of us are immune to trauma, sadness, loss or challenging experiences. How we manage ourselves within them is often the struggle. When we don't understand we often feel powerless and helpless. We become fearful. We avoid or deny our feelings to protect ourselves yet get trapped or stuck. A vicious cycle begins, which is hard to break.
As you begin to talk and share with me, you will access feelings you may have suppressed for a long time. The sense of freedom you will have when you begin to unlock those difficult feelings and memories will empower you to move forward. It will be hard and scary, so with my support, we can do it together. Building trust with me will take time and I go at your pace. We allow the therapy to evolve naturally.
We all have the ability to continue to grow and develop and not remain struggling in past traumas or experiences. With some self discovery and learning you will develop a sense of empowerment, which will enable you to continue your life journey and manage those difficult times with less struggle and look to future experiences with confidence.
I help people with many different issues such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship breakdowns, emotional trauma and bereavement.
I am an integrative therapeutic counsellor with BACP Accreditation and UKRCP membership.
I work with the Person Centred Approach, which is a talking therapy offering the core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard for each of my clients and genuine care and consideration for my clients’ autonomy. It is important for my clients to be able to trust me with their personal difficulties and I am a warm friendly person who will work with you at your own pace. I also adapt Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA) into my work where it may benefit the client. Every client is unique so it is important to be flexible and treat each client's individuality with care and respect. I wish to help my clients achieve the best outcomes from counselling.
I offer counselling to:
Individuals – we work together talking, listening and sharing the process, which naturally evolves and progresses to some learning for the client and understanding with a sense of empowerment.
Couples – I work with couples who have relationship issues. I am like a mediator who facilitates the process of two people who are struggling and by working together, help to make their relationship healthier. I offer communication skills and exercises that couples can use and work with together.
I work with young people from the age of 11. It is sometimes hard for young people to manage their emotions and challenges of school, their peers and family dynamics . I also see parents along side the child if that is beneficial and helpful to the child.
Sessions are one hour. Longer sessions can be arranged by request.
I am here to offer you what works best for you. Our sessions are confidential.
I work from two locations; S.E.N.S.E, Tenbury Wells and The Wetmore Clinic, Onibury.
My days are split between these two practices. I work every day except Tuesdays.
I offer home visits to those who are unable to travel.
I also do evening appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Accreditation with BACP
Counsellor at. S.E.N.S.E, Tenbury Wells
Counsellor at The Wetmore Clinic
BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision
I worked at TRACS, the NHS funded centre in Ludlow for 12 years 2007-2019
I worked as school counsellor at Bedstone College for 6 years 2012-2018
I have been a practicing counsellor for 14 years now
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Individuals £50 per hour
Couples £70 per hour
I offer short or long term work.
I offer evening appointments, which are on average fortnightly, depending on demand at time of booking.
When I work
I do my best to see clients at the same time every week but often I have to be flexible and move times and venues. Please bear that in mind when you contact me.
I am fully insured and have been checked and cleared by the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ) ( used to be called CRB)
I am not far from Cleobury Mortimer, Craven Arms, Church Stretton and Leominster.
I provide directions to either office on confirmation of booking.
I only work with clients privately and do not deal with third parties, such as insurance companies or rehabilitation companies.