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I guess the most important thing to consider is – Can you trust me or do you feel like we could work together?
If you have not had counselling before, don't be scared. It may help you to know that counsellors have had to go through their own counselling in order to be competent to work with you - We've all sat in that chair !
It’s a very important part of our training, because how can we support you to understand how you might be feeling, if we have never experienced what happens as a client in counselling ?
So... what kind of person am I? well... I trained to be a Humanistic counsellor after having some big issues in my own personal life.
An experienced Counsellor supported me to explore how to change what was worrying me and I knew then that I wanted to be able to support others to learn more about themselves and make changes to their lifestyle or relationships for a better future.
I see clients via this website, the BACP website, GP referral, EAP (Employment Assistance Programme) POFA referral or recommendation.
I have a successful private practice for individuals and couples, and more recently I've added online therapy to my caseload.
I believe online counselling is the way forward, making therapy available to everyone, including shift workers and those with certain disabilities and based at home.
So that explains the last twenty years of my life. If there’s anything else you would like to know, just send me a private message, or give me a call - that's probably the most difficult part... but if you've read this far, I guess you're ready to start moving forward in your life. Good luck x
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Accredited
- Registered on the BACP Certificate of Proficiency register
- Registered with the BACP for Private Practice
- I am registered with the government’s Disclosure and Barring Service, holding an Enhanced Certificate/CRB in place for children, adults and adolescents
- RELATE trained Relationship Counsellor/Couples
- Police Officer Firearms approved
CPCAB – Counselling Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
CPCAB – Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
CPCAB - Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5 - Legally qualified to carry out client assessments and counsel at senior level within agency practice and work independently in private practice using CORE/NICE guidelines.
Other attended Certificated courses:
RELATE Relationship Couples Counselling Diploma Level 5
Complicated Bereavement and Terminal Illness
Studio III Training ‘Managing Challenging Behaviour In Autism
Complicated grief around Children and Adolescents
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Basic Understanding of A B I & Behavioural Support
- Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA)
- Emergency First Aid inc. CPR
- Medication Awareness
- Care Induction Standards
- Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)
- Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA)
- Diabetes awareness
- Midazalem Training (Epilepsy)
- Certificate in working with children in Counselling
- Mindfulness for everyday living
Person centred and other Humanistic modalities, TA, CBT, Systemic and EFT
RELATE trained Couples relationship Counsellor. Previously worked for Relate at at Coventry, Rugby and Derby offices
Previous: Counsellor and Support worker for The Mental Health Charity MIND, offering Counselling for a range of issues from depression and anxiety to difficulties with relationships, self-worth and low-confidence.
Extensive experience in counselling adults with generic mental health issues, incorporating depression, relationship issues, social identity, bereavement, anger and abuse
MYTON Hospice counsellor in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick working with adults and children, who have suffered complex bereavement and, more recently terminally ill patients and their relatives.
Lead Counsellor on a government funded programme to provide on line support to vulnerable young persons 11-17 years who may be experiencing emotional or physical abuse presenting with self harm, anxiety, depression, eating disorders etc This included the monitoring of a specially provided chat room.
Primary School Counsellor
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
A disruption to the usual dynamic in a relationship will encourage couples into counselling to enable support with communication and conflict resolution
As a RELATE trained therapist Relationship counselling is currently the most popular therapy I offer due to the current Covid pandemic and the fact that couples have been isolated for longer periods of time.
Covid has been instrumental in transferring my skills onto the Online platform and I combine my practice using face to face sessions alongside online work to offer a more flexible approach to clients
Concessions offered for
- £50.00 for Individuals per session
- £70.00 for Couples per session
- Each session is 60 mins duration
- Fees are payable on each day of session
When I work
Appointments at a time to suit you
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am also a Member of their Specialist Division for Counsellors in Private Practice.
For your reassurance this means that I follow a strict ethical framework for good practice.
Fully enhanced DBS in place
Public Liability and Indemnity Insurance in place