Hi, thank you for looking at my profile. Asking for help when you feel you can no longer cope alone is a very brave step to take. You have recognised that you may need additional support to help you work through your problems. As a person-centred counsellor I can offer you that support and help you work through these difficulties and see things more clearly. I have experience of working with adults, young people and children.
I currently work as a School Counsellor (ages 11-16), a Volunteer Counsellor at a bereavement charity and I also have a small private practice. Working within these very different environments allows me to work with a diverse range of clients by way of age, gender, ethnicity, disability etc. and with a variety of issues for example bereavement, panic attacks, anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, anger, divorce, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, unresolved issues and issues with identity etc.
Although I am person-centred, I do also draw on the skills and/or techniques from other modalities for example CBT, Gestalt etc. I have found that no one method, approach or technique works with everyone. I find this especially true with children and young people. As a way of keeping them engaged I think of new innovative ways of getting them to open up. For example, I use art, role play, listening or making music and adapt board games to encourage participation. This is also an approach I have found many adults enjoy! Children and young people may not be used to having a 'voice'. I feel the counselling process and therefore my role, is about helping them to learn to 'talk'.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
- Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5
- Enhanced DBS Certificate
- Bereavement & Grief Work
- Attachment & Trauma
- Working With Anger
- Low Self-Esteem
- Mindfulness Part 1 & 2
- Transactional Analysis
- Safeguarding Level 1
- Stress Management
- Data Protection & Note Taking
- Domestic Violence & PTSD
- Treating Intrusive Thoughts
- Working Creatively With Children
- Working With Young People Who Self-Harm
- Eating Disorders
- LGBT Counselling
- Inner Child
- Rewind Technique
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
Concessions offered for
Children (17 yrs and under) - £35
Adults - £40
Students - £30
Concessions are available. Please contact me for further details.