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Counselling

About me

Welcome.
 
Considering and finding a counsellor can be an anxious time for many, often this might be your first-time seeking help or you may be returning to counselling after a break, you may be unsure of what to look for or be unsure of what to expect from your counselling journey.
 
It is my belief that we as individuals have the ability to find within us what we need to overcome and work through our problems, insecurities, anxieties and the stresses that life brings us. However, at times in our life, and for many reasons such as traumatic events, financial or job pressures, personal or relationship issues, bereavement or other loss, we lose touch with this ability and our problems begin to overwhelm and infiltrate our lives leading us to seek help.
 
What’s Next?
 
So, you have made the first step in seeking help and may now be wondering how can counselling help you get back to being you again? For me my role as your counsellor will be to provide you first and foremost with a safe space where you can be supported in working through, in your own way with supported guidance, the problems that you are facing at this time. 
 
How I Work.
 
I am trained and experienced in working as an integrative counsellor or in simple terms, I look for the best approaches and techniques to suit you. I do not follow one particular counselling model instead I look to them all to find the best combination for you, my client, ensuring at all times that you are at the centre of your experience, working through your problems in your way at your pace.
 
No individuals life and experiences are the same so therefore neither should their counselling experience, what works for one is unlikely to work for another, therefore my aim is to personalise your experience and work with you to find the best route forward for you. 
 
My own journey to becoming an experienced counsellor has taken me down many pathways supporting many people from all backgrounds, ages and with a range of issues. Supporting people to become the best versions of themselves, rediscovering their own ability to overcome their problems in their own way, whilst watching them grow as individuals is a privilege and one that I look forward to sharing with others in the future.
 
How Can I Find Out More?
 
If you would like to find out more about my service or how counselling could help you please do not hesitate to contact me. I offer a free no obligation “getting to know” call which will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you have and find out if counselling could work for you.
 
Thank you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Prof. Dip Psy C.

Certificate in Child Psychotherapy: Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Child CBT & Integration.

Certificate in Working with Suicidal Clients

Certificate in Solution Focused Therapy and Principles

Certificate in Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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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

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 per hour. Weekends and Late evenings £60.00

When I work

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Appointments are available Monday - Thursday from 10am through to 6pm.

A limited number of late evening and Saturday morning appointments are also available.

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom

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