I am a qualified integrative counsellor with specialist training in bereavement, whether recent or many years since. I am particularly interested in the very meaning of life as a human being (existentialism). I will support you in exploring how you feel about your own life and how you relate to others, by helping you to unravel key issues and events that have led to where you are today. Sometimes past experiences get 'forgotten', but with some exploration it may become clear how a mindset has developed that is not in your best interest - this will enable new perspectives to develop.
I work in a person-centred way, meaning you choose what you want to focus on and I will support you in threading together the most effective way for you to progress. Merely being listened to non-judgementally and supportively can effect great change and acceptance, as you are able to hear yourself more openly.
I am experienced in working with difference, whether it be cultural, ethnic or sexual.
If you find external resources useful, I may suggest resources such as books and podcasts, techniques and strategies, to support you in building resilience for your mental wellbeing.
I offer a safe and confidential space for you to speak about anything you want to raise, with no fear of judgement, just an openness to understanding how life is for you right now, and how you want it to progress.
Training, qualifications & experience
Integrative Counselling FDSc (Glos)
I have specialist training in bereavement and have volunteered for a number of years with Cruse, the UK’s foremost bereavement charity.
I also work with Help! Counselling, who offer counselling to 9-25 year olds.
I regularly participate in ongoing professional training, studying different forms of therapy.
I have regular supervision, in line with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP ethical guidelines which can be viewed at www.bacp.co.uk.
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Concessionary rates available in certain circumstances.
I am happy to have a complementary phone discussion before our first session to talk about what you are looking for from counselling and whether you feel I will be the right counsellor for you.
I am able to offer a limited number of evening and Saturday slots, as well as Mon-Fri.