I am a fully qualified experienced Integrative Trauma-Informed Counsellor, with an understanding and empathic nature in private practice based in Gloucestershire. I am experienced in helping clients with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, abuse, trauma, and many other issues. Our work together is completely confidential. Working together with you, I aim to help you process difficult situations or feelings, by offering a welcoming, safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, feel heard and understood, develop a greater understanding of yourself and your issues, find patterns and make connections, form new perspectives, forge better relationships with yourself and others and work out new ways to deal with your problems and live a more fulfilling live. I am trained to help you understand your feelings and how to deal with them. I hope to enable you to identify your resources and strengths and to encourage positive change. I tailor the work to you depending on what you wish to explore and how many sessions you require.
Alongside, my private practice, I also currently work for Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (GRASAC) and have trained in Understanding and Working with Sexual Violence (Accredited training with OCN). I am especially experienced in working with women, men and young girls aged 13-18, who have survived sexual violence or abuse both recent and historic, including childhood sexual abuse and help them empower themselves and move forward using the Trauma Informed Model. I have completed the CRUSE Bereavement Foundation Course and am experienced in working with bereavement and loss.
I am especially experienced in working with women who have survived sexual violence and helping them empower themselves and move forward using the Trauma Informed Model. I am trained to help you understand the impact and effects of abuse and work with you to overcome the symptoms of trauma including panic attacks, flashbacks, PTSD and dissociation. I will work with you to help you to identify any deep-rooted issues that you may or may not be aware of and how they might be impacting you today. Together we will work out how best to work through and resolve these deep-rooted issues and agree on the strategies to help you move forward. I will be working with you to help you identify your strengths and skills and use them. Any changes you might make are of your own choosing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) providing confidentiality in a warm, accepting therapeutic relationship.
Our work together is completely confidential and supervised, and I adhere to the values, morals and code of ethics of the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions,
I work with adults, young people 16+ and older adults. Every person is unique, and I work in an integrative and holistic way using a combination of therapeutic approaches to support your specific needs and goals e.g. Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution Based etc as well as with alternative therapies as needed. I offer a welcoming confidential and safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.
I currently work online only providing therapy over the phone or online using Zoom video meaning you can fit therapy into your life wherever you have access to confidential space,
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees – Currently the fee is £41 per session. The counselling fee is subject to review every year. I offer limited reduced rate sessions for those experiencing financial hardships.
If you would like to explore how counselling can help you and find out if online counselling is suitable for you, please call or email me for an initial free no obligation 20-minute telephone call to discuss issues or concerns that you might wish to address in therapy. This also provides an opportunity for you to ask any questions or concerns that you may have. It is important that you feel safe and comfortable with your therapist, and this provides an opportunity for you to decide if working together is the right next step. At the end of this free consultation, if you wish to proceed, we will set a day and a time and agree a weekly contact.
I offer one-to-one regular 50 minutes counselling sessions for adults and young people over 16, that are usually same time and day every week. Depending on the needs of each individual I see people on a long-, medium- and short-term basis or time limited, with regular reviews of how you and I feel the work is going to ensure we are addressing the most important issues for you.
I am experienced in working online with Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Skype video call and Telephone counselling.
Healing from trauma and taking care of our mental health is an ongoing process, and I’d love the opportunity to be a part of your journey. Book a free 20-minute introductory phone or video session to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Please contact me if you feel I can help you on 07379 320942 or email me
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