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Counselling and Supervision MBACP Accred

About me

Are you dealing with anger, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties?

In a confidential, non-judgemental and safe setting, integrative biographical counselling aims to help you recognise and manage the blocks and patterns that inhibit you, so that you can live life more fully and achieve your true potential. Within a trusting relationship, you can gain a clearer view of the present and the past in a way that promotes moving positively towards your future. I make use of an integrated approach to enable you to gain insight and meaning in your life experiences, which can bring renewed energy, a feeling of empowerment and greater confidence to meet life and its challenges.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working as a private practitioner, supervisor and trainer since 2000, and have counselled in general practice since 1999. My experience also includes working with Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) and groupwork in a variety of settings such as schools, Adult Training Centres, Probationary Services and centres for the elderly.  My initial counselling work was within CRUSE Bereavement Care as a counsellor, children's counsellor and supervisor from 1994.
I have experience of working integratively in counselling, as well as using dramatherapy, psychodrama, movement and creative media where appropriate.

My qualifications are:

  • Certificate of Completion of Intermediate Course in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
  • Diploma in Biographical Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling Supervision
  • M.A. in Counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Dramatherapy
  • Certificate in Education

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family therapy
Couple counselling

Fees

Additional information

£50 per hour for individual counselling
£60 per hour for couples
£65 per hour for families
I can also offer concessionary rates if needed.

When I work

I practice during the daytime on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with some availability on Friday evening.

The Elysia Therapeutic Centre, 52 Bowling Green Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 3RZ

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Ground floor room available with ground floor toilet facilities

Supervision

In person

I am a qualified counselling supervisor and offer supervision to individuals and/or groups.

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