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I undertake both brief counselling and long term work with single and couple clients, principally using Psychodynamic counselling which involves helping clients to make links with issues from their past to the present and often deals with regression and repression but I also practise Integratively (utilising one or more counselling approaches according to the therapeutic needs of my client) and, where appropriate, use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) which can assist in changing negative thought patterns to positive ones.
Anxiety and panic attacks;
Work related stress;
OCD and depression;
Couples and Relationship Counselling;
Bereavement Counselling including counselling relatives and friends of those suffering from terminal illness.
Suicide awareness training;
Working with survivors of abuse;
Writing and delivering Bereavement Training programmes and facilitating and working with groups;
I work with issues about careers, some of which can cause stress and depression, and am also trained in Information, Advice & Guidance which I have provided in both institutional and individual settings.
I undertake work for insurance companies and agencies dealing with accident claims and other health issues where counselling or psychotherapeutic treatments might be helpful.
I am qualified to provide Clinical Supervision both one-to-one and in groups.
I also specialise in telephone counselling for private clients throughout the United Kingdom and also provide this service to major health insurance companies.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained my qualifications to practise over a 7 year period and have 20 years experience of Counselling and Psychotherapy, working with clients with a wide range of issues.
I have a BA Honours degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and an Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling. As part of my degree I have undertaken training in CBT and have experience of working with clients wanting this approach.
I also have a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (Level 7 - MA standard).
I am a Qualified Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Member of the Association of Independent Practitioners.
In addition to my private practice work, I managed the Counselling and Bereavement Service of the Isle of Wight's Earl Mountbatten Hospice for 5 years until 2013.
I currently provide a supervision service to staff at At. Michael's Hospice in St. Leonards.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
1. Panic Attacks and Anxiety
2. Clinical Supervision for Individuals and Groups
£50.00 - £60.00
Face to face counselling:
£25 Initial assessment (one hour).
£50 Subsequent sessions (one hour) for single clients (£55 for couples).
£60 Couples counselling (one hour).
£50 Supervision - one to one (one hour session); fees for groups by arrangement.
Concessions may be available for those who are in receipt of benefits or unemployed.
N.B. These rates do not apply to supervision or for work for insurance companies or agencies where special terms may apply.
Free initial assessment.
Subsequent 45 minute sessions £35, payable in advance.
When I work
Telephone counselling and Face-to-face counselling: Mon, Tues, Weds. from 9.00 a.m. until 8.00 p.m. Face-to-face counselling: dates and times t.b.c.