Do you feel like you don't have ownership of your story? If we don’t have ownership of our story this can cause pain and suffering, or we may cut ourselves off from our experience entirely. Losing ownership of our story may have been caused by depression, anxiety, a feeling of being lost or a feeling of panic.
This in turn may have been caused by trauma, stress, abuse, loss, bullying or other adverse circumstances, or the cause of your distress might not be apparent to you at all. If you have lost ownership of your story it is understandable that you need someone to help you work through what has happened and help you move forward. It is a very brave thing to try and find your own story and I am happy to say it can be done.
I offer a compassionate and confidential space for you to get to the root of what has happened and own your own story.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor which means that I have many tools to help you. These are the main principles behind my counselling:
- I believe the answers are within you and I help you find the answers.
- My holistic approach means that we can work on joining awareness of body and mind which benefits wellbeing.
- I believe our childhood, early life and past relationships shape us. Exploring and coming to terms with our past can be transforming.
- Creativity can be incredibly restorative. I can work with art, stories and objects if suitable.
- As I am also a personal performance coach I can work in a very goal orientated way if useful.
Taking the next step
I am happy to have a no-obligation chat via phone or email to give you a chance to ask any questions you may have. The reduced cost of £25 for the first session gives you a chance to see if my counselling might be right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
- Extensive continuing professional development including training on inner child work, chronic illness, DID, eating disorders and working with suicidal thoughts.
In addition to my private practice I have worked as a volunteer for a homeless charity, working with young people and for a charity helping survivors of sexual abuse.
Prior to being a counsellor I worked in Human Resources for many years. This has given me a special insight into the stresses and strains of work life and issues in the workplace such as bullying and stress. I am also well-equipped to help anyone who would like to change career.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£25 for 50 minute introductory session to see if we are a good fit and £50 for each session after that. Couples counselling is £60 per face to face session.