Working as a person-centred counsellor, it is my aim to provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment in which you can talk about anything that may be troubling you.
I work with many issues including:
- panic attacks
- relationship breakdown
- suicidal thoughts, to name a few.
What is counselling and how does it help?
Life isn't always easy. In fact sometimes it is downright difficult. And when things get tough, it can seem impossible to talk to family and friends without feeling judged or that everyone is telling you what they think you should or shouldn't do. However, talking might be exactly what you need to do to help make sense of your thoughts and feelings.
Talking about and exploring your feelings can help you to understand them. You are then in a position to learn to accept the things that cannot be changed and to find ways to move forward with the things that you do have control over. The way I work is not to offer advice, rather I work with you to help you to find your own way forward.
What happens next?
During the first few sessions of counselling I work on building a relationship with my client, which I believe is key to the development of trust. Once a trusting relationship exists, clients start to feel secure and therefore able to talk about and explore what they are feeling.
I offer both long- and short-term counselling from my dedicated counselling room at my home in Belmesthorpe, just outside Stamford. Sometimes just a few sessions might be all that are needed to help you work through a problem, in other instances long-term work may be the answer to helping you resolve the issues that are affecting your life.
I welcome you to give me a call on: 07719 749459 or click here to send me an email.
You can also contact me through my website here.
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society. I undergo regular supervision and participate in regular and ongoing continuing professional development to support my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4) including units in Humanistic Theory, Therapeutic Practice and Helping Children & Young People
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2)
- Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness.
I attend regular training days to support my work, which have included subjects such as treating generalised anxiety disorder and panic attacks; self-harm; eating disorders; trauma, the brain and recovery; working with suicidal clients; and mindfulness.
I graduated from university with a B.Pharm (Hons) but then moved into the world of publishing where I worked for many years. While bringing up my two children a growing interest in what makes people tick led me to retrain as a counsellor.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am happy to have a preliminary conversation with you over the phone with no charge or obligation.
An initial counselling session will cost £40 for 50 minutes.
Should you then decide that counselling is right for you and you feel you would like to work with me, subsequent sessions will cost £40 for 50 minutes.
I offer daytime and evening sessions.