COVID -19 has thrown a grenade into many of our lives. So many issues have arisen for people including Anxiety..Stress..Aloneness..Bereavement .Isolation..suicidal thoughts...financial worries Domestic abuse... Depression the list goes on .....You may only want a few sessions to look at these issues. Please don't suffer in silence .
I am a BACP accredited Counsellor/therapist working as a therapist for 28 years Through these years I have gained a wealth of experience in different counselling settings including private practice, GP surgery , youth and community work.
At times I see myself as a car mechanic as I have gained a lot of tools in my tool box to help you with your worries.
I am a genuine and warm person with an empathic, non-judgemental approach to my clients. My humorous down to earth nature is creative, solid and challenging when appropriate. I care very much about people's personal growth.
I work with people with all sorts of problems and from all walks of life. Issues people present include:
- Unresolved trauma from childhood
- Relationship problem
- I am very experienced in dealing with Trauma. and PTSD
I do not work with couples or under 18 clients.
My approach is integrative, therefore I look at the patient/client and assess which is the best way to work with this individual.
I am committed to supporting others through times of pain and transition. I feel passionate about my work and believe each person is capable of achieving their full potential.
I am a very interactive therapist who believes in psycho-education i.e. I believe in giving the person as much information regarding their issue as possible.
I may or may not be the right person for you but please feel free to ring for an informal chat. Making that first call often takes courage if you prefer send me an email. If I am not the right person for you I will do my very best to direct you to where would best suit you.
What should I expect from my first session?
The first appointment is an assessment and therefore slightly longer than the normal one hour session. This provides an opportunity to discuss what your goals in coming to counselling and and your current concerns. A short history will be taken and some practical details exchanged.
It is very important that we feel we can work together and that my particular way of working is appropriate. You may need time to think this through. There will be no pressure to make a commitment at this point.
I believe Counselling / Therapy is a joint journey between Therapist and Client. This can be hard work but offers great benefits and leads to peace of mind.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in professional studies in education-counselling
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in working with survivors of abuse
- BACP Accredited Counsellor
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diploma in life coaching
- I am also experienced and qualified in working in-depth with males and females who have been sexually physically and emotionally abused as children. My work also includes working with males and females who have been sexually assaulted as adults.
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
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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