I am an experienced counsellor based in Chepstow and Tetbury working with adults and children from primary school age. I offer a warm and supportive environment to explore issues you are worried about. Many people find talking to an independent person, who is there just for them, helps them to solve problems more quickly.
I trained as a Person Centred counsellor but over the years have developed a number of different approaches that can be tailored to suit your needs such as cognitive behavioural therapy and solution focused therapy.This means that if you are a person who needs more time and space to talk about your concerns and challenges I can offer you that. If however you are someone who needs help to work things through with focused mini steps in order to achieve your goal, this too is available.
When working with children I work in a child centered way using play therapy or, depending on the age of the child, I may work using a mix of play therapy as well as solution focused and CBT approaches
I work on Monday and Tuesday and offer a no obligation first session after which it is totally up to you if you would like to book another appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG dip Therapeutic Counselling (Person Centred)
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
Child Parent Relationship Counselling (CPRT)
Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
Certificate in working therapeutically with children
Certificate in Domestic Violence
I have worked for a number of years counselling adults before working as a school based counsellor for children in a primary school in Bath and Cardiff. Working with both adults and children in this way has given me a broad depth of experience in many areas.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Work-related stress
I offer an initial session for you to see if you would like to take counselling further, there is no obligation for a further appointment the initial session is £45.00 Should you decide you would like to continue however, sessions will cost £45 each in advance. Therefor on your first session I will ask for a payment of £90.00. If for some reason you cant make your next session and you give me 48 hours notice I will carry over the payment to your following appointment. If you dont give me warning however I shall use this payment for the lost session.
I have an enhanced DBS certificate (formally CRB)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability on Tuesday afternoons
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
As a qualified supervisor, counsellor and trainer of counselling qualifications, I have a particular passion for working with trainee and newly qualified counsellors. I know how much time, money and personal dedication it takes to qualify let alone find paid work as a counsellor. My mission therefore is to offer trainee and newly trained counsellors low cost supervision at £25.00 per 1.5 hour session until they start earning money as a counsellor.