I am a Person-Centered counsellor (Person-center means, client led) who uses CBT and Solution Focused techniques where suitable. My background includes yoga, reiki, meditation, aromatherapy and mindfulness. This means I can offer an holistic approach to the therapeutic work. The relationship between myself and the client (you) is at the heart of ALL therapy. Counselling is about change, and change can be very difficult and scary to do. In fact, sometimes we actually don't know how to do it. With support from myself, we will explore your anxiety, concerns, behavior, beliefs and feelings.
I do this by creating a relaxed, non-judgmental environment; communicating congruence (genuineness), empathy, and unconditional positive regard towards my clients. The non-directive approach enables the clients to find their own solutions to their problems and concerns.
Confidentiality and trust is at the foundation of the counselling relationship. Gaining your trust facilitates the therapeutic relationship.
I am especially interested in working with individuals and couples who suffer with generalised anxiety disorder, anxiety, depression, Bipolar and relationship issues.
I offer workplace counselling to companies throughout Shropshire and surrounding counties.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working towards my accreditation. I adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am fully insured and CRB cleared to work with young people and vulnerable adults.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been in private practice since 2012 and worked for Mind mental health charity 2011-13.
I provide workplace counselling and mental health training for local businesses throughout Shropshire. Including mental health first aid.
Level 3 in Counselling
Level 4 in Counselling
Foundation Degree in Arts of Counselling.
Mental Health First Aid trainer.
Level 4 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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
At the first session (assessment) you have the time to share your primary concern, and I have the opportunity to let you know what to expect from counselling. This is a time to establish if we want to work together.
Remember – this is your counselling time and you must find the be right therapist for you, if you want to get the most from your session.
Sessions last 50 minutes for individuals.
Couples, can book a session for 50 minutes or 1hr 30mins.
Fees for individuals – £45 before 4pm £50 thereafter.
Fees for couples – £55.00 (50 mins) £75.00 (1hr 30mins)
If you wish to to use Zoom, or to have a telephone consultation for your therapy sessions, this is available by prior arrangement – £45-£50 (50mins)
I offer appointments Monday-Friday daytime including evenings. 9am-10pm
Happy to receive phones calls, message Monday to Saturday.
Clients often arrive and say "I feel silly really, I don't know why I am here". Because they feel that their problem is not BIG enough to bring it to counselling. To which I reply, "if it's bothering you it's big enough.
We are all unique individuals and no two problems are ever the same. There are times when we need to talk through our concerns, with someone that has no connection or any invested interested. Those problems vary from relationships, loss (of anything) and bullying. Counselling gives you the opportunity to explore your own issue and concern in a non-judgmental environment. It is my job to help you work out what's right for you.
Anxiety and depression is the main mental health issue that is talked about in my counselling setting. These problems can be crippling to someone and seeking help in the form of talking therapy. Is proven to help manage the condition.
For more information please contact me 07875 485 416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org