We can all feel overwhelmed by life sometimes, and experiencing difficult emotions can be difficult. We may be able to work through these difficulties by talking to family or friends, however, this may not always be possible. You may feel stuck, confused and isolated, and at times likes these counselling can provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
My role as a counsellor is to work with you through this process, not by telling you what to do, but by facilitating you to make your own changes. The insight you gain can lead to better self-understanding and self-acceptance and can help you make the choices and changes which are right for you.
Over recent years I have worked with a broad range of adults experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, social anxiety and shame. I have also worked with survivors of childhood sexual abuse and victims of sexual violence.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have a private practice in Dursley offering short and long term counselling for individuals.
Please get in touch if you feel I can help you move forward with your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and regularly attend CPD events to keep abreast of training and developments.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals: £40 per weekly session of 50 minutes.