Prof. Dip Psy C
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Work with a qualified therapist and the healing power of nature to relieve emotional and psychological pain, make sense of your life and discover and reach your potential.
I am a qualified counsellor and ecotherapist and your guide and companion on your therapeutic journey. My approach is humanistic, I believe every one of us has the capacity to reach mental and psychological wellness by embracing who they are or making changes to become who they want to be. I consider myself an enabler, helping you uncover your own solutions.
I am passionate about people and their stories and circumstances, and have strong empathy as well as a genuine healthy curiosity. Combined with my professional training I can help you overcome issues, learn about yourself, and generally feel more content with life.
I have helped clients - from young people to older people - on various journeys, from dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, sexual abuse to discovering or being comfortable with who you are.
Never judgemental, I am very comfortable working with clients who choose non traditional lifestyles, relationship or sex-wise.
My usual business model is to combine therapy with walking in nature or green urban areas. This approach increases lateral thinking, unlock more creative solutions and provides a non-threatening environment where eye contact is not required. I am fully trained to provide such therapy and can adapt the role nature plays to best meet your needs.
I work mostly using a weekly session model.
However, I understand that this can be too much of a commitment - time-wise and financially - for some people, so also offer a fortnightly session model if appropriate.
For those who have been struggling with a specific problem and who could benefit from discussing it with a professionally trained third party, I also offer one-off sessions. These usually last around 3hours.
An assessment (via phone) is required to confirm which model could be suitable.
Fees vary depending on the model agreed.
However, in line with my professional body and the guidance of the government in Corona virus times, I now also offer online counselling using video. I would however encourage everyone to use the walk & talk option if it feels safe.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and also hold a Lowland Leader qualification, making it safe for me to work with you outside.
I regularly attend training for practising outside in nature, and am an Associate Counsellor with the Wilderness Foundation.
I have a strong sense of ethics and have recently undertook training in order to be competent in providing online counselling.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society, have regular individual supervision, undertake training regularly, am committed to my own personal development and am fully insured.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society (NCS)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Grieving for changes in circumstances and losses other than deaths
- Search for identity (especially for young people and adults)
- Non-monogamous and other non-conventional lifestyle
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£55 per hour for weekly sessions.
£65 per hour for fortnightly sessions.
£110 - £165 for one-off sessions (2 to 3hours)
I thrive to be adaptable in the way I conduct counselling, so what you need is the most important thing. Feel free to discuss any financial constraints.
When I work
Availability changes but I am usually available Monday to Friday.
For walk & talk services, times depend on hours of daylight.
I have presented the "walk and talk" model I practise several times to colleagues, I keep myself abreast of any development in that area, and delivered a lecture on the subject at Jeju Island University, South Korea, end of 2019, at the invitation of the Prof. Mincheol Kim.
In addition to one-to-one sessions I offer workshops to groups on mental health subjects and act as Wellbeing Consultant with some organisations.