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About me

I am Integrative counsellor, working with many different issues. Anxiety, stress, low self esteem, depression, anger management, breavement, obesity, body image, termination/miscarriage, relationship issues, Addictions, and many more. I have experience working with teenagers, adults and couples. My counselling room is a relaxing and safe enviroment. I am member of the British association for Counselling and Psychotherpy (MBACP). CRB checked.
People who come to counselling are ordinary people who are experiencing difficulties. Talking to trained counsellor is a way of understanding your life, and to take responsibility and choices of your own. I listen to what my clients are saying, for some people this is the first time anybody has listened to them. TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO MAKE POSITIVE LIFE CHANGES, MAKE THAT CALL. Personal therapy for counselling students also available. Home visits by special arrangement. http://firststepscounselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced diploma humanistic counselling.
Certificate in psychodynamic counselling

Certificate in CBT

Challenging Obesity (open University)
Human Nutrition (Open University)
Understanding Drugs and Addiction - Kings College London.- future learn
also training in CBT, self harm, visualisation, dynamics of the body, cultural differences.
Trained in Visualisation and relaxation techniques

Working in private practice at present for over 15 years also have worked in schools with bereaved children, also volunteer within agency dealing with mental health issues.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

jealousy, couples counselling, managing anger ,obesity

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Reality therapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

£55.00 couples counselling

£20.00 for 30mins telephone session or zoom

Only telephone and zoom sessions available during lockdown

Try free 10 minute zoom session contact me for details


Concessions for non or low wage.
Always willing to negotiate fees for clients in real need who are willing to work in the counselling sessions

Reduced fees for students on Person Centered, Hummanistic counselling courses requiring personal therapy.

Further information

My practice is based in Weedon,

Please call 01327 349805 or 07816974306
all please leave your name and tel no . and I will call you back.  Please visit my website for further information firststepscounselling.co.uk

Lavender Cottage
15 New Street
Weedon
Northants
NN7 4QS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

afternoon and evening appointments, and Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
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Landline

01327 349805 or 07816974306 01327 349805 or 07816974306

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