Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Further details can be found on my website; Space For Thoughts Counselling. The first step is the hardest and I hope I can help make this a little easier.
I have been in private practice since 2007. I now practice at North Street Bourne. I have an Art Therapy/ Play Therapy room in Boston and a separate area for Talking therapy clients. I offer a variety of approaches but I always consider myself to be friendly, approachable and non-judgemental. I work using Non Directive Play Therapy for younger children and have gained experience of this through training and working with the national charity The Place2be. I offer both Talking Therapy (counselling) and Creative and Expressional Art Therapy to adults, couples,families and groups. This can be especially helpful if you feel very anxious about talking. I have done a lot of work with clients who need CBT and I integrate this with Talking Therapy so that both the behaviours and their cause are considered.
I am a qualified and experienced supervisor and trainer.
I respect that for some people life can be rather busy or they are unable to travel, so I do offer home appointments and Skype sessions for both supervision and clients.
Counselling can feel like a daunting process and I will do everything possible to make your journey more comfortable.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling including Counselling Children and Young People
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy passed with Distinction
Diploma in Supervision Passed with Merit
Bsc(Hons) Using the Creative and Expressive Arts in Counselling - including group therapy and neuroscience
Management and Supervision level 3
Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education level 3
Assessor training for up to levels 5 and 6
Place2Be Non Directive Play Therapy
All classroom based courses.
Infant and Child Mental Health
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Long term illness
MS (dissertation written on this subject)
Behaviours in Children
Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome
For individuals £40-£45.00 per hour
Children £40.00-£45.00 per 45-50 minutes
Group and family therapy from £50.00per hour
Supervision £50.00per hour (minimum requirement 1.5hrs) Concessions for trainee therapists
Support for students and extra private tuition charged at £20.00per hour or part thereof.
NHS and Emergency Services employees are at a reduced cost
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Special concessions are available so please ask.
I offer a friendly realistic approach to counselling and therapy. Each client is treated with respect and their therapy is tailored to meet their needs. We are all very individual and what may suit one client will rarely suit another. I will explain and discuss this with you throughout your therapy. Please feel free to call me for an initial introduction.
Supervisee's are offered a free half an hour session to discuss their needs and requirements. This will enable us both time to ensure that we can form a positive working relationship. I support the ongoing growth of all my supervisees'.