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About me

How counselling and I can help you

I recognise that in life people face many challenges and therapy can help them deal with these.

By talking through your issues and concerns I can help you understand where your life would like to go.

I am a qualified counsellor and have worked as a counsellor since 2016.

I have been a qualified hypnotherapist since 2014.

I have worked for an organisation which deals with substance misuse and addiction.

I currently work for an organisation which is concerned with people who have been abused. I have gained a good understanding of trauma, dealing with shame, eating disorders and PTSD whilst working for the organisation.

What happens when you contact me?

When you contact me I will arrange a first session at a mutually convenient time.

What to expect in your first session?

Your first session is a chance for you to discuss your issues and concerns.

I will also take personal details.

There is no charge for this session.

How often will you see me?

Generally initially I will see clients on a weekly basis.

I appreciate that this may not always be possible and so I am flexible to the needs of my client.

As the sessions progress the length of time in between sessions will increase. The length of time will be mutually agreed.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ad Dip PC.

I keep my training up to date in all areas that I cover.

I offer person centred counselling but will use alternative therapeutic models when I feel it would be of more beneficial for the individual.

I have experience of people with anxiety, depression, assertiveness, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, relationships, bereavement and loss, women's issues, work related issues, mindfulness and addiction.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£25 per hour.

Please note the first session is free of charge.

When I work

I am available from 9am to 6pm daily from Monday to Friday.

I can offer a weekend consultation if this is required.

Further information

I practice face to face but am willing to offer online consultations.

The clients I work with are adults of any age.

6 Church Lane, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5AG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

It is possible for you to access my consulting room if you are in a wheelchair.