I am a CBT practitioner specialising in anxiety and emotional distress . Please feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns and book an initial session. We will discuss how to work effectively towards your goals. Counselling can help to identify and resolve your concerns in order that you can move forward more peacefully. Sessions last for 50 minutes and are advisable weekly initially.
Why choose me as your counsellor?
Thankyou for considering me as your counsellor.Its difficult to know how to choose the right counsellor and I welcome all enquiries regardless of whether you decide go ahead ,so please do not hesitate to contact me. I am patient, kind and understanding and always willing to talk about how and why counselling can work for you. If I feel I can help I will let you know how and if not I can make a suitable referral if required.
I offer a warm, genuine, non judgemental and productive experience. I work with clients to resolve concern and conflict causing emotional and psychological distress. Whatever your worry or however deep your fear, I can help you to work through it . I will help you to determine what you want to resolve and how we will go about this. Counselling is a bold and brave step and I fully appreciate how daunting it can feel, that's why I offer a free telephone assessment for all potential clients, please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information on 07787 686564.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Psychology
- Loss and Grief
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Advanced Practioners Diploma in CBT
Current positions held:
*Staff counsellor in a therapeutic setting (Hospice)
*Counsellor for Open Adult Counselling Service
*Ymca counsellor (16-25 yr olds)
*Rape crisis sexual violence counsellor
I have worked extensively with clients of all ages on a broad and diverse range of issues. I am experienced in working therapeurically with mental health disorders and harming behaviours including stress,anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts , low self esteem, confidence issues and relationship conflict.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Social anxiety and work related stress
Life in the modern world can be enormously stressful and difficult to cope with. Sometimes our past experiences continue to affect us and shape our thinking leading to distress and negative patterns of behaviour. Sometimes it's our relationship under strain or worry over our family or news we have just received but whatever our concerns or fears, we are undoubtedly better off when we feel heard and supported. As a counsellor I will help you tell your story or share your worries and work with you to find solutions or better ways of coping. I will help you make sense of your experiences resolving distress along the way. The first step is often the most difficult and that is why whenever you call me, I will always treat your call with the greatest of respect and confidence.I look forward to hearing from you whenever you feel ready.