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BA MSc

About me

Hello and many thanks for taking the time to visit my page.  A bit about myself - I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and supervisor with 17 years experience in Mental Health, working with adults helping them to overcome many different mental health and emotional challenges.  For the last two years, I have also been working as a counsellor for children and couples.

My experience to date has enabled me to work with a vast range of issues. I also have particular expertise in working with relationship issues, anger, bullying, sexuality, LGBT, self-esteem, self-confidence, bad habits, depression (and generally feeling low), identity and anxiety issues, sleeping problems, improving communication skills as well as survivors of sexual abuse.

As an experienced Wellness Practitioner, helping people identify where they are at in life and how they want to move forward is my specialism. I have at my disposal many tools to do this, whether it is counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), coaching, hypnosis, personality assessments or nutrition guidance. My clients particularly find useful a range of personalised audio tracks which they can listen to in their own time, focusing on many areas such as mindfulness, low self-confidence, feeling low, anxious, or changing unhelpful habits.

What happens next?

So if you are struggling right now or even if you are doing O.K. in life but want to make improvements then feel free to send a text or call direct on 0755 554 7377 or click here to send me an email.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss your needs and if you are happy to proceed, we can then book you in for a session with me. I can offer online appointments via, Zoom, Whatsapp, FaceTime, Skype or by phone if preferred. I can offer daytime, evening and Saturday sessions.  I can offer a free 15 minute consultation without any obligation to proceed.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified to Masters degree level in Counselling which I obtained at Keele University.

I also have 3 diplomas in counselling and a certificate in Counselling Supervision.  In addition to this, I have undertaken various additional training courses in order to expand and develop my knowledge base and undertake regular and frequent CPD.

Qualifications

  • MSc Counselling Psychology (Integrative)
  • Level 4 in Counselling (Gestalt, Person-centred and Existential)
  • Level 4 in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Level 4 Certified Nutrition Diploma (AfN - Association for Nutrition)
  • Post-graduate certificate in Counselling Supervision (Keele University)
  • Weight Management Specialist qualification
  • Smoking Cessation Specialist
  • Myers Briggs Personality Assessment
  • Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring in teaching
  • Life-Coaching Certificate
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

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Day times, Evenings and Saturdays

Further information

I have worked in different professions and held roles in a number of areas - ranging from adult education, supervision, lecturing and psychotherapy. I have worked for organisations such as the Priory, Birmingham University, Warwick University and the NHS. I have led on Counselling courses and I was a Senior Lecturer for Counselling at BAES. I have also co-written a counselling degree and been a Course Director at university.  My last role was as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor working for various universities.

The counselling models I use are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Person-centred, Gestalt, and Transactional Analysis (TA). For hypnotherapy, I also integrate mindfulness, strengths-based therapy, Positive Psychology and the principles of savouring (enjoying and maximising the moment). I can create a tailored package that includes a variety of approaches such as career coaching, personality assessments, nutrition guidance, counselling, hypnotherapy etc..

I currently only work online or by phone due to not always being in the UK.

Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have been supervising as an integrative supervisor for ten years, mostly as a clinical supervisor in the NHS.

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