Hi, I'm Billie and thank you for taking the time to view my profile.
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor with a successful private practice, offering services within the borough of Havering and also in Chelmsford, Essex and the surrounding areas.
Life can be unpredictable and even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure or unhappy at times. If your feeling overwhelmed by life's demands and experiencing difficult thoughts, feelings or emotions, counselling can help you to understand and manage whatever life throws at you.
Therapy, in my opinion, is about creating a safe and trusting environment in which you are able to express yourself as freely and openly as possible. Thus, giving the opportunity to fully explore the roots of your issues and gain insight into patterns of living that may be destructive. Ultimately this awareness can bring about choices for you and clarity.
We can’t always predict the outcome of events but we can take control of how we respond to certain situations.
My approach of Working integratively enables me to utilise different theories, inclusive of the main forces of psychology; Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamics.
There is many benefits to this approach but the most important benefit is that it enables me to provide the very best therapy for YOU. By combining theories and interventions the creation of a completely individual approach to your presenting issues is achieved.
Training, qualifications & experience
Throughout the accumulation of my experience following my graduation with an Honours degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have worked with young people and adults both in the public and private sectors. Working within these sectors has contributed to working with a wide variety of individuals with many different presenting issues and challenges in which they were facing. The weight of my experience and my specialism is within the field of addiction and namely substance misuse. I have had the very special opportunity to work with individuals just embarking on their journey of recovery and consequently individuals that are continuing their journey and all this entails.
Over the years I have provided individual and group therapy (structured and unstructured). Whilst also providing supervision to trainees and qualified counsellor's and psychotherapists.
I have also written a number of programmes that have benefited a number of individuals in all sectors, these include; Building self esteem, Relationships & Intimacy, stress & anxiety and a very successful 12 week relapse prevention programme.
Following the completion of my supervision diploma a further interest was sparked in the development and training of the Counselling field, this led me to embarking on the journey of lecturing on the degree courses at a local College of Further and Higher Education in partnership with the Open University.
Core Qualifications & Training
- BA Hons Integrative Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Diploma Post Grad in Addiction Counselling
- Diploma Post Grad in Relationship based Supervision for Individuals and Groups
Recent Continual Professional Development & Other Qualifications
- Place2be - Counselling skills for working with Children and Young People
- Understanding Drugs and Addiction
- Safeguarding Adults and Children
- The effects of mental health, drugs and alcohol on the child
- Violence against Women and Children
- The addicted Brain
- Fundamentals of Addiction
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy
Individual counselling sessions are arranged weekly for the duration of 50 Minutes at either of our locations. Individual sessions aim to provide you with a safe environment to focus on building a healthy, open and honest therapeutic relationship, the foundations required for you to be able to speak freely about your presenting issues or concerns.
£50 - Standard individual therapy for 50 minute session.
Reduced rates are available for students.
Young person & Adolescent Counselling
Many young people are struggling with how they feel, just as adults often find asking for help in relation to their mental health difficult, imagine how daunting this maybe for a young person.
Whether they are having problems with friends, family or school, are presenting symptoms of anxiety or depression or displaying signs of anger or fear. They may need to talk about how they feel with someone, but find it difficult to talk to someone they know.
Counselling can provide a space to help talk things through, offering support without judgement in confidence. Different methods maybe used to that of adult counselling as there are other issues to consider, namely safeguarding issues. Furthermore, the aim of counselling remains the same to help the individual to cope better with their feelings and aid the development of tools to manage on their own.
Sessions can be provided in person or via skype/Zoom.
£50 for counselling 50 minute session.
£50 for skype/Zoom counselling 50 minute session.
Online Counselling Services & Support
You can now access counselling services through your computer via Skype, Zoom or email. There is many research evidence supporting the effectiveness of online counselling, this method of counselling has eradicated some of the limitations many encounter when seeking counselling. Online counselling enables individuals to connect with specialists regardless of location and enables individuals to remain in the comfort of their own surroundings.
so whether you live miles away, find it difficult to leave the house or are restricted by time online therapy may well be for you.
£50 - Standard Individual Counselling session 50 Minutes Via Skype/ Zoom.
£50 - Instant Messaging Counselling via Zoom
Prices for online support via email will need to be discussed in relation to individual needs.
With clinical supervision being an extremely important element to the counselling profession for all professionals , from beginners to the more advanced counsellor.
I feel utilising an integrative approach for my supervision philosophy by combining Person-centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural and Mindfullness theories is essential to a successful supervision practice. Embracing and combining all of these theories, i believe aids the supervisee to experience a greater supervisory experience.
Working integratively primarily allows flexibility within my approach to supervision, further allowing myself to be open to working with a wide range of counselling practitioners, sharing knowledge and experience.
Adopting an integrative approach enables the formation and building of a healthy learning environment within the supervisory relationship, something that is essential to any therapeutic relationship and this is a requirement that needs to be emulated from the Counselling relationship to the supervisory relationship.
At its simplest form supervision is defined by the overseeing of another individual, This is the same premise within the counselling profession. It is mandatory to maintaining a healthy and ethical practice adhering to requirements of many professional governing body's, namely the BACP.
Having had the opportunity to conduct individual and group supervision within varied settings and with a wide range of counselling practitioners from beginners to experienced. Supervision remains an extremely important component and the opportunity for focus and growth personally and professionally.
I provide supervision to counselling organisations, newly qualifying and qualified counsellors working with adults and young people, with a range of presenting issues.
please contact me to discuss prices and reduced rates for students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Current availability is limited to a Thursday and Friday
Please contact me to discuss availability for appointments for both face to face sessions and online sessions.
Types of client
Supervision & training
With clinical supervision being an extremely important element to the counselling profession for all professionals , from beginners to the more advanced counsellor. .