I am an accredited counsellor working from an Integrative therapy model. I focus on Attachment theory, Person Centred Therapy,T.A, NLP, Compassionate Mind Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. I have 25 years experience as a private counsellor and 10 years in primary health. I am also a lecturer in counselling.
I specialise in working with infertility, perinatal and postnatal issues, parenting issues.
I run parenting groups for the mother with a new baby. This does not have to be your first baby. I have done much research into the early stages of having a new baby and feel passionate to help mums in this area.
I run an online parenting course - Compassionate Mums - Helping you through the early stages of parenting. My aim is helping you to be a confident mom and develop a more compassionate self. Please email for more information.
My research for my Masters dissertation was in, "The transition into new motherhood and the need for a counselling service."
I also specialise in working with low self esteem issues and bullying. This includes work related stress.
I believe whichever model or theory of Counselling is used the essential component is rapport and empathy so that you feel truly heard and properly listened to.This is important when working with people who have anxiety or depression. I think it is essential that I understand things from the client's point of view. It is not my role to dictate or judge you or tell people what they should do, rather I see my role as empowering you to see your potential and together workout different strategies.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP (Accred). November 2011
MA in counselling practice - Derby University 1996
Post graduate diploma - Derby university 1995
Post graduate certificate - Derby university - 1993
CBT course - Derby university 1997
Practitioner in NLP 2005
Diploma in Systemic and Family Therapy 2007
Certificate in infertility counselling 2006
Skills certificate in counselling CSCT Tamworth college 1991
Theory certificate in counselling CSCT Tamworth college 1990
Introduction into counselling St. Johns college Nottingham.
Breastfeeding counselling certificate 1994
Mindfulness cert. 2016
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.
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
Infertility issues, parenting, adoption, low self-esteem, confidence building, couple counselling, adult bullying.
Can contact outside of working hours to make an appointment
Working hours Monday till Friday 9am till 9.30pm
I run parenting courses - 8 sessions
Focussing on the emotional side to parenting especially on the transition into new parenthood.
contact for further details. These classes include pregnancy as well.
Some of the topics covered are:
The birth, social pressure when becoming a parent, expectations of parenting, normalising the emotional side to parenting, baby development.
I lecture for organisations on listening / counselling courses.
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