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(MBACP registered)

About me

I am a qualified counsellor in Westbury and I work with individuals aged 16 and upwards. 

What I Offer:

I can provide you with a safe and confidential space to talk through the things that trouble you. You may never have spoken to anyone before about how you feel. For a variety of reasons, you might feel it is not possible to talk through your difficulties with those closest to you. Just having me there to listen to you, to appreciate and understand what your world is like, and to not make any demands or judgements of you can have great value and benefit for you.

I will not make you divulge things you are not ready to explore. My overall aim is to help you experience a more satisfying life in whatever ways you decide.

Together we can explore your feelings about your current circumstances, but also look at some of your past life experiences. This will enable you to make some sense of how past events might influence how you view the present. Having this understanding will give you insight to make changes and help you develop different values and beliefs for the future.

The therapeutic relationship we build between us is a unique one where I am able to remain objective, be open to you and whatever difficulties you bring, and accept you for who you are. This may be something you have not experienced before.

How I Work:

I can offer you a face-to-face, telephone appointment - sessions being for 50 minutes and we will meet usually once a week.

I offer an initial session which has no charge where you can ask any questions and have the opportunity to experience how we might work together. There is no upfront commitment to attend beyond the initial session and we review together on an ongoing basis how many sessions might be necessary.

About Me:

Prior to working as a counsellor, I worked with a variety of people who had experienced emotional difficulties. I was drawn to counselling as a career because it helped me through a difficult time in my own life.  In addition to my private practice work, I currently provide counselling at HELP Counselling in Trowbridge and have previously provided counselling at a local Women’s Refuge.

In all of my past and present roles, I have seen people gaining a better sense of themselves and their circumstances. Most just needed someone to acknowledge them, to notice them, to give them some time, to listen to their concerns, and to just be with them in what were sometimes their darkest moments. I found it incredibly rewarding being a part of their journey. I truly believe people can make changes and live more positive lives – I know this because I’ve seen it.

Training, qualifications & experience

Online and Telephone Counselling Course - Counselling Tutor.
Diploma in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling.
Certificate in Mental Health Awareness.
Certificate(s) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.
Safeguarding children training.
Extensive experience in Groupwork.
Volunteer Counsellor for HELP Counselling - Trowbridge.
Volunteer Counsellor local Women's Refuge.
Registered member of BACP.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Those dealing with pet bereavement.

Fees

Additional information

Initial free consultation session.

Individual counselling - £40 per session.
Couples counselling-  £55 per session.

I have a limited number of places available for individual counselling where the cost is £35 per session.

When I work

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Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

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