Are you feeling overwhelmed by modern day life? Turning to self-sabotaging behaviours as a way of coping? Life can be challenging, things do not always work out the way we may have planned with everyday issues and stresses easily becoming unmanageable. We all need support at some point in our lives to overcome problems, counselling can provide clarity and guidance as together we can explore whatever may be troubling you.
Given the right conditions, I believe that a person can reach their full potential and become their true self. During the counselling relationship I will encourage you to bring your own issues to the session, I will help you to navigate these issues, feelings, beliefs and behaviours, and in doing so you will gain self awareness and independence.
I know that reaching out can feel daunting, I have been here myself which is why I will do my upmost to offer you my genuine understanding, openness and respect. I place great importance in ensuring that my clients are made to feel comfortable in my presence by providing a safe, secure and non-judgmental environment.
Although I am from a predominantly person-centred background, I recognise the paradox of clients wanting some form of guidance and direction. My integrative style allows me to adapt in accordance with your needs. There is no one size fits all when it comes to therapy, different people benefit from different models at different times. I recognise each person as unique and aim to be fluid and responsive to that by combing techniques.
I offer a free telephone consultation of up to 20 minutes where we can discuss your needs and establish if we are suitable to work together.
You can read more about me at www.talkwithcourtney.com
Instagram - @talk_with_courtney
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc Hons degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have delivered over 1500 hours of 1-1 therapy.
My experience working within the field of mental health dates back to 2013, since training as a therapist I have worked within the NHS, for an IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service, for charitable organisations and with children in a school environment.
I am experienced in supporting individuals from a wide range of communities who have experienced personal difficulties that have caused distress including; Anxiety, Low mood, Depression, Relationship issues, Attachment difficulties, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Childhood abuse and neglect, Sexual abuse, Domestic violence, Self harming behaviors, Addiction and Chronic illness.
I am dedicated to further developing/enhancing my training and I am currently enrolled on an Advanced counselling and psychotherapy masters program.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Face to face sessions £55/60 for 60 minutes.
Online sessions are £50/55 for 60 minutes.
Higher rate is for evening appointments.
I offer a limited number of reduced rate sessions for students/people on low income/NHS staff.
Contact me via this page or text me on 07845 198351 for more info. If you are waiting for an email response from me please check your junk.
Daytime and evening appointments available Monday - Friday.