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Dip Couns, MBACP, Young person & Adult counsellor

About me

“Man up.” “This will pass.” “Chin up.” “There are people with worse problems, so I have no right to feel this way”. I’m sure you recognise some, if not all these phrases, whether you say them to yourself, or others have said them to you.

If life has thrown an unexpected curve ball or you just feel as though something isn’t right with you or your child, talking to a counsellor can help in a number of ways. From processing how you feel, to reducing stress and anxiety around the situation or getting in touch with what you want out of life/a specific situation and acting on that, I’m here for you. As a counsellor I am not there to fix anything for you, I am there to support you or your child as you delve into your emotions and thoughts and bear witness to your traumas.

As adults we are often led to believe there is no place for "weakness" such as asking for help or feeling negative feelings. This can lead to overwhelm and mental paralysis, often from a lifetime of not acknowledging hurt or trauma. It shows a great deal of strength to reach out for support and it can seem like a daunting idea to unpack some of those hidden traumas alone. So that’s where I come in.

If you are worried about your child/ren, know that you are not alone. The adolescent years can be very difficult with pressures at home and school while navigating an ever-changing body and brain. Bullying, social media influences, relationships, gender and sexuality questions, all on top of study and exam pressures can leave our young people with a huge amount of anxiety. By offering support now we can equip them for the rest of their lives with tools and strategies to build resilience.

Working with a counsellor to support your mental health and wellbeing should be as normal as going to a doctor or physiotherapist to deal with physical health problems.

My Counselling Style and Who I Work With

I work with adults and young people from the age of 13 years up.

I offer a holistic style, using a range of counselling theories and mindfulness techniques all tailored to your therapeutic goals and needs. I work with many issues within my practice including, but not limited to, stress, anger, trauma, relationship issues, and anxiety. Sessions can be conducted online or over the phone.

I spent the last year specialising in working with adults and young people who have experienced loss and grief. During the Covid-19 pandemic I supported a secondary school academy offering counselling to their Sixth Form students who were struggling with anxiety and exam pressure.

I worked with St Barnabas Hospice as part of their counselling team supporting people across Lincolnshire who have experienced loss. And Lincolnshire Centre for Grief and Loss as a children and young person counsellor.

What Next?

In a free initial consultation, we will discuss what brings you to counselling and what you would like to achieve from our sessions. I will explain more of the counselling process to you before you make any decisions. There’s no pressure and no obligation to go ahead.

If you are suffering with any of the following, get it touch and book your consultation.

  • General anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Trauma
  • Low mood
  • Grief and Loss
  • Pre-Bereavement (end of life diagnosis)
  • Loneliness
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger
  • Gender identity
  • Sexuality
  • Bullying
  • Abuse
  • Self-harm and suicide
  • Relationship issues
  • Family dynamic issues
  • Carer's and Young Carer's 


Family dynamic issues
Carer's and Young Carer's 

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (level 5) - Stamford College 
  • Certificate in Counselling (level 3) - Grantham College 
  • Skills for Counselling Children and Young People with an emphasis on Grief and Loss - LCGL 
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People - Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
  • TAC Young Carers - Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership 

Experience

  • St Barnabas Hospice, Lincolnshire - Counselling Team
  • Lincolnshire Centre for Grief and Loss - Children & Young Person Counsellor
  • The Corsham School, Wiltshire - Sixth Form Student Counsellor

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Online/Telephone session £45

Free initial consultation 

£5 discount available when paying for following session 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Evening appointments may be arranged during initial consultation.

Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
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