Counselling, Psychotherapy, CBT EMDR.
What to expect:
We will meet usually once a week and begin with an assessment of what is troubling you and then choose a way of working together that will best address your needs.
We can work using CBT which will help you to examine your thoughts , feelings and behaviours and see how they influence each other and what you can do to change any that aren't working for you.
I also use EMDR for trauma. Trauma can be anything from a one-off experience, such as an accident to relational trauma from many upsetting incidents from a difficult childhood.
The underpinning to all this is a relational, person-centred approach that puts you and your own strengths and experiences at the heart of the therapy.
We can also work online if you prefer.
With couples I tend to work in a more solution-focused way.
Children: I use a more proactive and creative approach for working with children and young people
I also offer supervision
I work from private counselling rooms (with free parking) in Cheltenham.
If you like we can use creative ways of working, including writing, drawing, using images, poetry, stones, sandtray etc... Some people find these methods helpful when words are difficult or not enough.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist.
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy
BA Integrative Counselling
FdA Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate counselling children and young people
Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
BSc Health and Social Care
I also undertake regular CPD workshops and training courses to keep my work up to date and relevant.
I am a registered member of the BACP (MBACP) UKCP and UPCA and my work is guided by their ethical codes.
I am insured to provide counselling both in an organisational setting and in private practice.
I have provided both short term and long term counselling in a number of settings including a local bereavement charity, a general counselling organisation, Let's Talk, which is the local NHS counselling provision, the MS Society and Tic+ as well as in private practice.
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
All 1-1 sessions are 1 hour and usually weekly, although there is some flexibility, for example for shift workers or parents during half term.
I offer a FREE 15 minute telephone assessment - to give you the chance to ask any questions and see if you want to work with me.
Weekly fees payable by Bank Transfer or cash on the day.
Daytimes with some early evening appointments (6.30 latest appointment). Please text, email or phone me to discuss availability.