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"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. I offer counselling to adults and children and young people from the age of 11.
It may be that you are feeling overwhelmed, experiencing anxious thoughts, feeling low or wanting to understand yourself. You may be experiencing challenges in relationships or work. Things may have happened in the past, which you feel stop you from moving forward.
" Everything begins with the resolve to take the first step. From that action wisdom arises and change begins. Without action, nothing changes." - Daisaku Ikedu
Counselling can help in a number of ways:
To feel more comfortable asking for what you need and with meeting your own needs
-To get to know yourself and what is important to you
-To feel more free from feelings which can be domineering and persistent such as guilt and shame
-To help stop unhelpful coping mechanisms and find new ways that work for you
There are many different reasons for seeking counselling and I am happy to discuss this with you.
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 how you are feeling 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 low self esteem or low self confidence, anxiety or generalised anxiety disorder, depression or feeling sad, panic attacks, low mood or trying to figure out your life direction, talking about how you feel can help you to find a way. Maybe you are looking to improve communication or resolve present or historic trauma? 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) - This can be particularly helpful for recognising your thoughts and learning to challenge them 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
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
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35.00 - £45.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£45 an hour for individuals. £35 an hour for NHS staff and trainee counsellors.
When I work