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Or perhaps you have just reached a point where you want to start to take more control over your life and to change repeated patterns that you realise that you keep falling in to.
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My interest and focus is in you as a person rather than the "problem" that you may feel you are bringing. Within this context I work with a wide range of issues.
I have 19 years experience of working as a counsellor and psychotherapist, and an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer professional and confidential individual and couples counselling in Goldington Road, Bedford.
In addition to my work in private practice I have wide experience of counselling within various organisations and charities.
My core training was in both Psychodynamic and Person Centred Counselling. I recognise the importance of continued professional development and of keeping up to date with advancements in the counselling field and have continued to build on my core training since. This includes specific training in the following areas: Eating Disorders, Obesity, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse, Short Term Therapy, Post Adoption Counselling.
I am trained to Level II in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which recognises the link between body and psychological issues.
I am also a Registered Adoption counsellor under the Adoption Support Agency Regulations (2005) which means that I can work with clients on any issues to do with adoption.
Please feel free to look at my web site for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Developmental Injury- Institute of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - 2018
Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling - 2015
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma - Institute of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - 2015
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling - University of Hertfordshire - 2005
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling - London Gestalt Centre - 2003
Additional specific training in: Adoption, Eating Disorders, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse, Obesity, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
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£50.00 per session
£50 for individuals and £55 for couples
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