Hi, I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. I run my own private practice and also work as a Therapist at The Priory. I began my counselling journey in order to provide more therapeutic support to families I was working with at the time in social and health care settings. I now aim to support anyone struggling to manage difficult feelings of anxiety, depression or low self-esteem and also grief, relationship issues or other challenges that you may face in life. I work from Shoeburyness, near Southend - on- Sea, but currently offer virtual sessions via Zoom or over the phone.
I work as an integrative counsellor which means I can offer a variety of techniques, strategies and theories that can be adapted to each individual clients needs and goals. These include using a person-centred approach, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), Transactional Analysis, goal setting and coping strategies, such as relaxation and mindfulness.
I am happy to offer a non-judgemental environment where I can support you to explore the challenges you may be facing and your own sense of self; alongside developing coping strategies and setting goals to move forward and be confident that you can cope when life may get difficult in future.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Practitioner's Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BSc (hons) Psychology
- Level 2 Certificate in counselling skills for working with children
- Level 2 Award in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
- Online and Phone Counselling (ACTO recognised)
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session (individual)
Concessions for Trainees.