I work with adults, couples and young people on a variety of concerns, such as: depression, work or school and college stress, relationship problems, bereavement and loss and trauma. I have worked with people with acquired brain injury and adults and young people with physical and learning disabilities and their carers. I have counselled in GP practice, and now work on behalf of several EAP (employee assistance programme) schemes, in schools and hospice setting as well as privately.Bascially person-centred, if required I also use a number of approaches to suit an individual client: this can include therapies such as CBT, (cognitive behavioural therapy) solution-focussed, parts therapy, brief psychodynamic and existential models. I also use where appropriate techniques such as EFT (emotional freedom technique) and EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) in addition to hypnotherapy.
I offer supervision to other practising counsellors as well as to others in caring professions and emergency services.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my training in 1997 and qualified as a counsellor in July 2000 at Westhill College, then part of the University of Birmingham. I have since done specific training in helping abuse survivors: critical incident debriefing, childhood bereavement, counselling in palliative care, attachment theory, mindfulness and I am constantly updating my skills and knowledge.
My previous professional life was in teaching, journalism and media.
I also have a certificate in supervision (2016), approved by The National Counselling Society, and an interest in supervising not only other counsellors, but other members of 'helping' professions. I can offer reduced rates to students requiring personal therapy or supervision. I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and an Accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
I am a Professional Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society since 2010 and a registered member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists since 2003.
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
Concessions offered for
Fees correspond to the location of sessions. My Evesham venue is £35.00 per session and my Stratford on Avon venue is £45.00. These fees apply to both counselling and supervision.
Weekday working hours. Evenings till 7pm. Saturday morning. Home visits by arrangement for disabled and /or their carers