I practice from my own counselling room in NR6, Norwich. I follow Covid secure guidelines and can provide more information about this. Free parking is available on site.
I also offer online sessions via Zoom and also offer telephone counselling.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, holding the Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and have a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a Registered Member of BACP, I am required to attend regular supervision and have regular Continued Professional Development, as well as practising within their Ethical Framework.
I have a current Enhanced DBS document.
I have worked in social care settings with children and families over 25 years. I have experience of working in the public, voluntary and private sectors. I have worked in therapeutic settings and was a volunteer counsellor at St.Barnabas Counselling Centre, a low cost Counselling Centre in Norwich for many years, where I benefit from group supervision, regular community meetings and training sessions.
I have experience of working with people who are facing difficult life experiences including a wide range of issues such as attachment difficulties, fostering and adoption, trauma, abuse, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, stress, low self-confidence or self-esteem, rape and sexual abuse, eating disorders, depression and anxiety, divorce and separation, addictions and substance abuse, stress; as well as those who are coping with bereavement and loss, family problems, and work-related stress or confidence issues.
As part of my training, I was required to have my own extensive personal therapy, which I believe is essential to being a safe and effective therapist. My own experiences as a client have allowed me to value the importance of counselling. I believe that having a safe space to talk through your issues, to feel accepted and not judged, can be invaluable.
I offer a safe, nurturing and non-judgemental counselling relationship. I work with clients to explore the issues that bring them to counselling, and make them feel unhappy, unsatisfied or overwhelmed; exploring and working towards understanding these issues, and their responses to them. Our unhappiness may be triggered by any number of things beyond our control, but we can change how we think and the views we hold, through increased self-awareness. Therapy can help us to make changes or help us come to terms with situations in our lives, past and present - leading to more positive outcomes. Through healing from past experiences and current difficulties, and learning effective coping strategies, we have the potential to develop more meaningful and healthy relationships and create a more enriching and fulfilling life.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons)Integrative Counselling (Matrix & Middlesex University)
Advance Diploma Integrative Counselling (Matrix & Middlesex University)
Diploma in Integrative counselling (Matrix & Middlesex University)
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate of Study in Exploration of the Counselling Process
I have attended numerous training courses, such as on Self Harm, Attachment, Compassion Focused Therapy, Designated Safeguarding Lead Training, Bereavement, Solution Focused Therapy, and Suicide.
Integrative counselling training takes the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Each person needs to be considered as an individual, and counselling techniques must be tailored to their needs and personal circumstances. It lends from the schools of relational, psychodynamic and behavioural approaches to counselling, providing a rounded training - believing that no one theory holds the answer. It provides me with the ability to respond to your individual needs and what brings you for counselling, essentially tailoring your counselling to you, and not you to the therapy. My approach is firmly based on the importance of the relationship between the client and the counsellor.
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
I have experience of, and an interest in working with parents and carers of children with special needs and disabilities and those with additional needs and emotional and behavioural issues, and this is an area of counselling I value.
I provide time-limited, short and long-term work, with individual clients and couples.
You are welcome to contact me to make an enquiry without any obligation.
I offer an initial consultation at a rate of £20.00.
My fees are £45.00 for a 50 minute session for individual clients.
My fees for couples / relationship counselling are £60.00 for a 60 minute sessions.
I have experience of, and an interest in working with parents and carers of children with special needs and disabilities, and those with additional needs and emotional and behavioural issues, and this is an area of counselling I value.