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About me and my Service:
I am an experienced therapist and I qualified in 2006. I offer one to one counselling to adults at my private practice, a comfortable studio set in the quiet countryside.
About my approach:
My therapeutic approach includes Humanistic, Integrative, Transpersonal and Systemic themes. I sometimes use CBT techniques as part of my therapeutic approach. I include the use of visualisations or relaxation techniques to help bring balance, but always in a safe and nurturing environment; I can also offer my clients Bach flower remedies, if required.
Counselling can lead to Improved self-esteem and confidence, can help develop a greater sense of worthiness and can help improve personal relationships, work issues, and sporting performance.
It is my belief that each client is unique, and has individual needs, values and priorities. We work together to draw on that inner capacity for positive change, that we all have deep down.
Dove Retreat: Book a long weekend of rest and relaxation, simply rent out our shepherd's huts for Retreat weekends. Retreat guests can also book Nurture in Nature sessions. This takes place around our smallholding with ponies, sheep and beautiful white doves www.doveretreat.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I offer counselling to adults at my private practice.
2006 Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
2009 I gained accreditation status with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am a Registered MBACP (member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
2016 certified LEAP practitioner for Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
2019 Qualified in Foundation level of Systemic Constellation practice.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Nurture in Nature sessions with animals at Dove Retreat
Parent Support & Advice
£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
First consultation/assessment - 30 mins - no charge.
Therapy sessions are for 1 hour.
Nurture in Nature at Dove Retreat - see website for current charges.
When I work
weekdays and weekday evenings up until 7pm finish
Ample parking for cars.
Not on bus routes or close to train stations.