Hello and thank you for reading my profile. I have been a qualified Person Centred Counsellor for ten years and I have worked in many different organisations both on a voluntary and paid basis. I have gathered a huge amount of knowledge and experience from these roles and I am extremely passionate about counselling. I have a warm, calm, caring, empathic manner and have formed many therapeutic relationships with a wide range of clients including children, young people and adults.
Person Centred Counselling is client led, respectful and non judgemental. Within this safe environment the client and counsellor form an equal relationship and within this relationship the client can then feel empowered to talk about what may be troubling them and begin to focus and work upon their own solutions to these feelings. This therapy differs from other more target led ones.
I have experienced the following areas within some of my client work:
- Bereavement (Pre and Post)
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Self Harm
- Relationship Difficulties
- Eating Disorders
- Substance Misuse
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Domestic Violence
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
All sessions will take place confidentially within my own therapy room at my home and there is free parking directly outside.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a qualified Person Centred Counsellor for ten years and have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. As well as counselling adults I have worked as a Student Counsellor, undertaken a placement in a primary school specialising in play therapy, worked with young people in the age range of 10 - 19 years who were drinking alcohol or using substances or affected by alcohol and substance misuse. I also worked for a charity where we used artwork and activity based therapy to work with children aged 4 - 19 years who had suffered a bereavement (post or pre) or loss and with other children affected by domestic abuse. I currently work as an Online Counsellor supporting Children, Young People and Adults across the UK via online chat and messaging.
I am a registered member of the BACP and undertake monthly supervision. I also attend relevant training courses and ensure that my Continuing Professional Development is ongoing.
Training courses I have undertaken are as follows:
- Counselling for Bereavement
- Young People and Substance Misuse
- Counselling and Play Therapy
- Children’s Emotional Wellbeing
- Helping Children Tell Their Stories
- Facilitating Group Work
- Legal Highs, New Trends, New Issues
- Internet Safety and Security
- Child Bereavement UK – Grief Training
- Bullybusters Training
- First Aid Training
- EHAT Training
- Alcohol Awareness
- Counselling Suicidal Clients
- Supporting Kinship Carers
- Early Childhood Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
- Supervisor Training (Within the Workplace)
- Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies and Procedures
- ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Suicide and Risk
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Eating Disorders
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
Sessions will last 60 minutes for an Adult and 50 minutes for a Child/Young Person.
£35 per session.
Also reduced rate £25 per session for telephone counselling and messaging support via email, text or WhatsApp applications.
Artwork/Play Therapy Sessions undertaken.
EAP or Corporate Sessions please enquire.
I operate a cancellation policy.
Concessions offered for
Weekdays and evenings, some weekend availability also.