TI would like to offer you a safe, comfortable place where we can chat face to face in my private therapy room. If you have been struggling with loneliness, low grade stress from lockdown, anxiety or depression or you are just having trouble coping with life, we could work together to discover better ways of dealing with this.
Has your confidence and energy been eroded, perhaps you feel overwhelmed through a work place environment or maybe relationships and you feel unable to cope with no one to turn to. Often we live in denial of our emotions in order to protect ourselves from feeling pain/hurt and sometimes love, this can make life dysfunctional and our mental health suffers. I would like to help you regain and reconnect with your emotions in order to live a more functional life where everything doesn’t feel so overwhelming.
Anxiety can come from the way we criticise ourselves. Do you often criticise yourself so badly it stops you from doing your job, studying or doing every day tasks? Is your self criticism directed towards your mistakes either current or past and future? Even if you think your inner criticisms seem trivial to you, finding out why they make you feel so bad could make a huge difference to your life.
Do you feel that your past and how you were treated as a child is impacting on your present relationship with your partner, maybe you feel like you are always trying to fix, save or enable the other person in a relationship? Does it feel off balance and one sided? I would like to help you understand yourself in way that improves your relationship skills.
Whatever you are struggling with at the moment, I would like to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained for 2 years at West Notts college. Counselling skills 2 and level 3.
I trained for 6 months at Lincoln college completing level 3 Psychological theories.
I trained for 2 years at Doncaster college completing level 4 in Therapeutic counselling.
Since qualifying, I have also completed over 400 hours of CPD ( continued personal development.) learning about Mindfulness. Trauma and PTSD, addictions, attachment styles, eating disorders, relationships, self-harm, anxiety, manipulation and abuse, Cybertrauma, online counselling, anger, the drama triangle, shame, relational depth, and suicide.
I worked for Notts Mind in Bassetlaw as the Counselling Co-ordinator for a year, I co-ordinated the counselling service, managing 3-4 counsellors organising clients for them and keeping a database of clients and attendance.
I have recently completed Rory Lees Oakes and Ken Kelly’s online telephone and counselling course, so I am up to date with technology, data protection, internet access, confidentiality, and how this translates to working with clients online.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone session
I offer a free 15 minute consultation.
The first initial meeting for an assessment is £20
My fees are £35 per 1 hour.
Concessions offered for
Monday, Tuesday, 3-7pm
Wednesday to 3-7 pm.
Thursday 4 -7pm
Friday from 10- 2pm
I am situated in a quiet village, with off road parking next to the room, it is a short 4 yard walk from the car park to the door and the entrance is under cover and well lit.
The room is warm and inviting with a large window at one end which overlooks trees and an adjacent field.The room is completely private and confidential.
I provide only bottled water due to Covid Restrictions.
A WC is attached to the room.
I am a qualified person centred counsellor with 5 years experience and 2 years in private practice in anxiety, controlling relationships, grief, anxiety, trauma and anger. This type of counselling allows you to explore your past in relation to the present and I will listen and encourage with empathy to help you feel able to accomplish what ever you are struggling with.
I can offer counselling sessions for short or long term, this will depend on the individual as everyone’s needs are different.