About me

Hello - Thank you for exploring my profile.  I have been working therapeutically in London and Gloucestershire for 40 years with individuals and groups. I specialise in working with women and now offer women-only sessions in Therapeutic Counselling, Creative Therapy, and Mindfulness and Relaxation. Please feel free to contact me to arrange a free "no strings" conversation to find out more about what I may be able to offer you.

My approach is warm and down to earth. I aim to de-mystify therapy and make it available to women from all walks of life.  I currently work online or phone, or, for those who can't access counselling any other way, I see some clients face to face in a room with Covid-safety precautions in place.

I have availability outside of working hours if required. I can help you to work through specific challenges, or to work more generally to support you to become your best self - living your best life.

I have experience of working with Anxiety, PTSD, Highly Sensitive People, Childhood abuse, Sexual Assault Survivors, Grief, Relationships and Families (of course including same sex relationships and families), Chronic illness, Intellectual and Physical disability (including Ehlers Danlos),  Addiction,  Autism, Trauma, Social anxiety, Shame, Depression, Eating disorders, Dysphoria, Dysmorphia, Hypochondria, Domestic Abuse, Life transitions, Difficulties/issues/trauma around Conception, Pregnancy, Birth, Menopause   -     and much more.

I have an integrative and person-centred approach which means that I use a number of therapeutic techniques in order to best meet your needs.

I will value and respect you as an individual and recognise your potential for change and your capacity to decide what feels right for you.

I am passionate about offering equal opportunities and I gladly welcome diversity. If you have individual needs which make accessing counselling difficult, I will endeavour to meet your requirements.

I adhere strictly to the NCS and the BACP ethical frameworks. I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and I receive regular supervision from a BACP accredited supervisor.

Please see my website for testimonials and further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Counselling

Diploma Life Coach

Diploma Humanities

ITEC Certificate Intuitive Massage Therapy. (International Therapy Examination Council)

Degree Performance Arts

10 years devising and running psychotherapeutic based groups promoting personal development, relationship building, self esteem and confidence.

10 years practising, promoting and training equal opportunities, diversity awareness and respect.

35 years using Integrative Therapy with people with learning disabilities and/or challenging needs.

On-going personal development, personal therapy and training.

5 years bereavement counselling for CRUSE.

3 years counselling at SWADS supporting people with drug and alcohol problems.

3 years (ongoing) mentoring for young women at the Door youth project.

Ongoing private counselling practice combining all of the above experience and training.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

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.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of working with Anxiety, PTSD, Highly Sensitive People, Childhood abuse, Sexual Assault Survivors, Grief, Relationships and Families (of course including same sex relationships and families), Chronic illness, Intellectual and Physical disability (including Ehlers Danlos),  Addiction,  Autism, Trauma, Social anxiety, Shame, Depression, Eating disorders, Dysphoria, Dysmorphia, Hypochondria, Domestic Abuse, Life transitions, Difficulties/issues/trauma around Conception, Pregnancy, Birth, Menopause   -     and much more.

Fees

£35.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I keep my fees at the lowest end of the scale at £35.00 in accordance with my socio-political beliefs. I passionately believe that therapy should be available to all women, and for this reason, should finances prohibit you from accessing counselling, I will endeavour to negotiate a fee that you can manage. Alternatively, should you have the desire and the means to pay more, this is most welcome at your discretion. 

In some circumstances, half hour sessions might be appropriate. These follow the same fee structure - beginning at £18.00.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer flexible appointments at any time of day best suited for you; 7 days a week.

Further information

I have experience of working with:

Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)

Women for whom contact is extremely difficult (through fear or shame or other communication difficulties). (Sessions can be arranged in a way that is manageable for you - including, for example, typing on Skype, email exchange or texting. )

Same sex relationships and families.

People with learning and/or physical disabilities and their families.

Carers.

Stonehouse
Gloucestershire
GL10

Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access available in Stonehouse

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
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