Are you considering having counselling yourself or do you think your child or teenager might need it? How do you know if its needed? What is counselling anyway?
Whether you are an adult, young person or child we can all experience overwhelming feelings related to either current or past life events. This can have an immediate emotional and behavioural impact creating challenges to daily living which adveresly influence the way the future is perceived.
Within a family a difficulty which affects one member potentially impacts on all.
If this sounds like you, your child or teenager then counselling may be helpful.
Sometimes it can be useful to talk your experiences, thoughts and feelings through with an independent person someone different to a friend or relative.
I am a qualified counsellor experienced in working with children, young people and adults with a variety of presenting difficulties including relationship issues, separation and divorce, bereavement, abuse, stress, anxiety and the many forms it takes, addiction, depression, school / work related issues etc
My core person centred approach means I strongly value the unique individuality of all clients, their experience and the way it impacts on their daily life. It also supports my belief that client's hold their own answers to their difficulties which are accessed through improved self awareness and insight.
Using integrative approaches alongside my person centred approach means through counselling I am able to seamlessly tailor a variety of ways of working to support clients in gaining improved self awareness, understanding and insight into their difficulty which can enable their autonomy and help them to promote change where desired or to reach a point of resolution or acceptance, therefore promoting more positive re-engagement in life and brighter hopes for their future.
In order to embark on this work I offer clients a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space in which to build a trusting therapeutic relationship as the foundation to our work together
Registered Member MBACP (Accred) Register number 023682
A member of BACP Children and Young People division
A member of BACP Private Practice division
Training, qualifications & experience
HND in Counselling (Level 5)
Registered Member MBACP (Acred)
BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision
Diploma in Child Psychology
Diploma in mindfulness
I have worked with children, young people, families and adults in various circumstances and settings throughout my adult working life.
My counselling work whether with a child, young person or adult is either via the route of self referral through my private practice, or from other professional settings such as schools, health and social care.
I have worked with children, young people and adults on both a short and long term basis, all will have experienced difficulties, change and challenge in their lives with a wide range of issues.
My specialism is in separation and divorce and relationship issues.
The counselling experience I have with children and young people also includes work with children separated from their parents / birth family.
The approach i use primarily with younger children involves the use of therapeutic play skills and I recognise the significance of individual child experience alongside age and stage of development when working with them.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling in schools
Mindfulness groups for children
Concessions offered for
£40 per session
I do have concessionary rates when spaces are available
At this moment in time, due to the virus I am not working face to face but I am able to work via Zoom
I am able to offer counselling sessions in Hereford, Leominster and Ludlow area.
When someone is considering counselling they may be unsure how or whether to proceed. They may not be clear what counselling is, what it will be like or even whether they need it.
I offer all clients I see, the opportunity to have an intial meeting to explore these and any other arising issues in order to help them decide whether they wish to proceed with counselling or not.
By having an initial appointment this does not commit you to further sessions.