I work with those whose relationships either with colleagues, partners or family are in trouble, those with workplace issues, stress, anxiety, anger and burnout.
I also work with those who have experienced tragedy or trauma and who are really struggling to get through it. Nightmares, flashbacks, exhaustion can trouble you.
You may be feeling run down and ill, not able to sleep properly, your family are either ignored or get the worst of your temper; you may be drinking too much.
I can help work out what is causing the problem. Understanding this helps to figure out how to resolve the problem. I then can help you work out different ways of behaving/relating/managing so that you can get on with the rest of your life.
I do not work with couples
I am an experienced and well qualified counsellor. I have previously worked in administration and project management and am a retired intensive care nurse. (Fees are detailed below).
Face to face vs. Zoom - October update: I continue to keep under review the way I am working and I am continuing to use video calling only. I will keep this decision under review and any change will be posted here.
You will need a private space where you feel safe to make this work. Zoom is preferable but please enquire regarding alternative platforms.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Qualifications are:
- BSc. (Hons) Degree in Psychology,
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling Supervision.
- PhD in Practical Theology.
- I am a qualified nurse.
- As a British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) Registered Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor, I am bound by their ethical framework.
- I am a United Kingdom Register of Counsellors (UKRC) Registered Independent Counsellor
- I am a member of the British Psychological Society.
- I am fully insured, committed to ongoing personal training and am in regular supervision.
- I am also DBS checked.
I work in a flexible, mainly person centred way incorporating a variety of counselling approaches best suited to each client and the issues brought.
My aim is to facilitate clients through difficult issues as quickly as is appropriate, by mutual agreement regarding number of sessions.
Besides the issues people often seek help from a counsellor with, I have special interest in clients recovering from long term illnesses including CFS/ME/IBS and those who have been a patient in an intensive or critical care unit. I also specialise in bereavement, loss and trauma issues.
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
- Work related stress, burnout and depression
- Training - listening skills, assertiveness ...
- Low self esteem
- Post critical care for patients and families
£50.00 per session
£50:00 for individuals per 1 hour session
£75:00 for 2 family members.
Supervision - £75:00 per 1.5 hour session
Afternoons and evenings. I am not in my office at weekends, so will respond to emails etc. ASAP during the week.
I offer supervision to colleagues
I am a Pastoral Supervisor.