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About me

"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

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

£40 an hour for individuals. Concessionary rates of £30 available

Brighton Wellbeing Healthcoach, Newton Road, Stoford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 9UW

Jordans Courtyard, Horton Cross, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9PT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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