A little about me
I am an experienced and qualified practitioner that has and continues to work in the public and private sectors of well-being for over 12 years.
I have previously been a Therapy Manager for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. I have or continue to work as a Counselor and Life Coach for organisations such as The Lyme Trust, Brighter Futures, The Princes Trust and IAM Roadsmart.
A free face to face or telephone consultation is available to discus the process of counselling or life coaching to answer any questions you may have about me, my approach and to ease any thoughts and emotions you may have, as many feel nervous or anxious going into counselling, or simply do not know where to start.
I do not focus on any one area and am open to all concerns and issues that come up for you in life, although I do have extensive experience in all forms of addictions, stress, depression, anger, relationship with self & life, inner child work and mindfulness.
However all areas such as personal, life, life events, relationships, or work can be explored.
I offer 1-1 counselling/coaching sessions in a warm, private and safe room located in Fenton. All work is confidential and non judgmental, giving you space and time for you to just be you, breath, relax and take that step back and away from life, so you can begin to see clearly where you are in life and within yourself.
I am here to hear you and understand you, helping you to help you, energize, empower and refocus you.
You will gain greater awareness and clarity into yourself, becoming a lot more mindful of where you are at and where you may need to go, gaining peace and acceptance along the way, while discovering new coping tools.
All our sessions are completely led by yourself with you at the heart of the process at all times.
My qualification is Integrative Humanistic in counselling and psychotherapy, so I am able integrate and bring in different approaches to suit you. Being a qualified Life Coach and Reiki practitioner who loves Mindfulness, Taoism and Buddhism, I see the wholeness of the client in an open holistic approach.
I also offer group therapy and psycho educational well-being workshops for organisations. These can be written and delivered 100% bespoke to suit the organisation needs.
A little about the process and what to expect
As mentioned, you can have a free consultation or just book in via telephone, text, email or on the Connection Wellbeing Services Facebook page.
I aim to get everyone in for their first session within 1-14 days, as I know how important it is to begin, once you have taken great courage to reach out.
Our first session and all other sessions are an hour long. The frequency of the sessions is open to you. We can agree on this after your first session, however this is totally flexible with the flow of the sessions. with you leading the way at all times. You can stop and have a brake in the sessions at any time, picking back up at ant time to suit you too.
In your first session we will go over a confidentially agreement and general boundaries of the therapeutic process. We will gain a bigger picture of what brought you to the sessions and look at your expectations and what exactly we would like to achieve.
At first it is to gain greater awareness, reflection and understanding of where you are. Your thoughts, thinking and beliefs may be explored and how you view it and what is causing any suffering.
You will gain awareness around your emotions, becoming more emotionally intelligent, better understanding of how and why you feel what you do.
We may go to the past or the future. However always coming back and relating this to the present.
It is difficult to say where it will go, as everyone is unique and this needs to be respected, but all clientele gain awareness, insight, knowledge and understanding, helping you to make better informed decisions and actions.
I never offer an opinion or advice you will receive what I hear, feel, see and sense. However from the reflection, and 'seeing' things differently you, your self will see where you need to go and what needs to be done from working together.
I offer a block booking of six sessions at a time for those who want to keep the price down, however rolling sessions are available. I can work short term or long term, as we will constantly review where you are with your therapeutic process, being mindful its always flexible and we can refocus at any time in any direction you want.
When clientele find how helpful the counselling process it is normal to want to work in other areas of their life, not just to work through any difficulties , pain or life event, but rather to improve their relationship with self and maintain a healthy way of being.
At any time you want to stop, or take a brake that is fine too, and be able to pick up whenever if suits you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling skills CPCAB 08
- Certificate in counselling studies and theory CPCAB 09
- Qualified in Integrative Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy. Diploma CPCAB July 2011
- Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Solution focused, c.b.t.
- I am also a qualified Life Coach, Health and Nutritionist and Gym instructor.
- Other training along the way..
- Child protection training 2010
- Effective Communication 2010
- Managing Confrontation & violence 2011
- Anger management 2012
- Adult protection awareness 2011
- Self harm & suicide training 2014
- Equality act 2014
- Safe guarding children 2014
- Challenging behavior 2014
- Record keeping 2014
- Mental capacity act 2015
- Motivational Interviewing 2016
- Former senior therapist therapy manager for drug and alcohol unit
- Nutrition and health level 3 2019
- Qualified life coach Level 3 2019
- Reike Level 1 2019
- Reike level 2 2020
I have experience in working with R.E.B.T, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.
I have extensive experience of running group therapy and psycho educational workshops for over 12 years to date in all areas of well-being
My background involves working in drug, alcohol and other addictions, relationships, depression, stress, anxiety, grief and loss, inner child work, anger, abuse, self harm and more.
MBACP Regitartaion number 36935
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
From £30.00 to £100.00
Free initial in-person or telephone session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
My fees work on a sliding scale to suit and cater for all.
1-1 Counselling £30-£100
Block appointments available at reduced cost.
Group work and workshops are all bespoke prices for each organisation/group.
Please get in contact if you think you would prefer life coaching sessions.
Monday-Friday 9.00-19.00. In some cases, due to illness etc, I can do home visits.
Coaching session are open to any neutral therapeutic space. My 1-1 room, your space or even outdoors.
I offer therapeutic solutions to the individual and organisations.
I write and deliver many bespoke well being workshops for organisations, clients and staff too.