"People start to heal the moment they feel heard." – Cheryl Strayed
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor working from comfortable consultation rooms in the Yeovil and Ilminster area.
Therapy is a collaborative process in which we can work together to talk about what is going on for you. I provide a safe, friendly, supportive environment to explore difficult feelings and to develop your understanding of them. Maybe you are finding things difficult, something has happened or feelings have built up over time? I offer a free initial telephone conversation where we can discuss what brings you to therapy and what you are hoping to achieve.
If you are experiencing anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, are figuring out your life direction or in need of help with relationships, talking about how you feel can help you find a way. Maybe you are looking to improve communication or resolve trauma? Maybe low self confidence is holding you back or you are grieving and needing support. Or it could be that you are suffering from depression or feeling sad. Sharing thoughts and feelings can help to understand and move past them.
The therapies I offer include:
- Person centred therapy - working alongside you to be able to reach your own answers from a position of empathy, respect and support
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - can be particularly helpful for challenging thoughts surrounding anxiety, depression, stress and OCD
- Mindfullness - to be able to focus on the present moment. This can involve breathing and relaxation
- Creative Therapies - to help explore situations from a different perspective
- I also offer walk and talk therapy, where you and I can go for a walk, rather than sitting in a counselling room. The first session will always be inside, however after that you can choose.
Concessionary rates are available
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
MBSR 8 week programme in Mindfulness
Certificate in Working with Young People
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
£40 an hour for individuals. Concessionary rates available