Golden Leaf Counselling - Making Life Changes...online world wide (in person: Cromer area but including Sheringham, Holt, Norwich and Aylsham)
PLEASE NOTE: I regret that I am not taking on any new clients till 01.09.21.
Mature and Experienced Counsellor available: Stress, Anxiety or depression? low self esteem or anger problems...? relationship issues? or a bereavement or loss of some kind to deal with (including divorce, separation, dementia)?
NB Face to face work (social distancing measures in place), telephone, facetime/skype/zoom - occasional walking sessions:
Anything that you feel is holding you back in your life will benefit from the help of a sympathetic and listening ear.
I have over 18 years experience in the counselling world, teaching and listening, and plenty of varied life experience, (living in various locations) to help you understand yours better. Gentle challenge will also help you explore how you can be more empowered in your own situation.
Counselling is about looking at other options to life's problems, with someone outside your usual family and friends network. This helps because the counsellor does not have anything to do with your existing relationships and so can offer a more neutral perspective.
Golden Leaf offers an integrative service, (drawing upon CBT and Gestalt techniques within a Person Centred base). An additional specialism is in working with addictions and dependencies such as alcohol problems, which are often linked to how you feel about yourself in general and to your relationships.
Couples Counselling: I have 60 hours of training over 6 years and a Certificate Accredited by ISPC (2019)
If you are a trainee counsellor needing therapy hours, or a counsellor requiring supervision these are also options - please look at my website for further details.
I also provide counselling for TRAINEE COUNSELLORS - please get in touch for student rates.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Master of Arts Integrative Counselling (York St John 2008)
PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education 2010)
FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2011)
Associate Lecturer NSPC: New School of Counselling and Psychotherapy, London 2016-present
Couples Training: 60 hours, (2013- 2016) Accredited Certificate issued by ISPC (2019)
Addictions and Dependencies, short term solution focussed or longer work available
Foundation Certificate in Gestalt Psychotherapy
Male Friendly Female Counsellor, (regular presenter at the Male Psychology Conference in London)
As a member of the BACP I abide by their code of ethics, and follow safeguarding procedures by being accountable to my own supervisor.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Trained in Couples work, Substance Misuse work, Gestalt therapy, Existential approach, Relationship Difficulties
Specific work for people coming from a faith basis (spiritual issues)
Men's Issues ( I have contributed a chapter to the Palgrave Handbook of Male Psychology and Mental Health, 2019
Help for people from Ethnic Minority groups (I have lived and worked abroad)
Research Interests: Gender Identity issues (undertaking further study on this)
Dementia: Level 3 certificate in Dementia Awareness
Concessions offered for
Individual Counselling (Private): Waged: £50 first session
Single and Assessment sessions: £50
Discount of 5% available for sessions booked in a block of 3 after Assessment Session.
(Also: If on low income supported by benefits, please let me know - evidence may qualify for reduction)
Supervision: (Private) £50 for students; £65 for qualified counsellors, concessions may be available if you work for free yourself as a counsellor
Therapy for Trainee Counsellors: £40 per hour
Group Work: see website (www.goldenleafcounselling.com) for guide prices or contact 01263 576691
NB Covid 19: Counselling, Supervision and Training, Telephone/Skype/ sessions, face to face work resumes 01.06.20.
Monday to Thursday, 9.00-5.00 and 7.00 to 9.15 pm
Workshops for your ongoing CPD as a counsellor can be arranged: please ask for further details
I also run a regular CPD Workshop on different topics for counsellors in Norwich 4 times a year Anteros Arts, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich 10.00 - 1.30 pm. Cost £30. CPD certificate issued.