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(MBACP, Dip.Couns)

About me

I offer individual counselling, working with clients experiencing a range of difficulties including:

·      Anxiety
·      Depression
·      Poor self-image and self-esteem
·      Shame
·      Compulsive behaviours
·      High Internet Use
·      Social anxiety
·      Problems in relationships and relating

I work very openly with my clients and believe the most important thing is to build a good relationship between counsellor and client, a relationship where you can feel secure, accepted, and heard.


As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon a number of therapeutic approaches. This means that I can work with you flexibly in response to your specific issues and needs. We may look at your early years and experiences and see how they still might shape some of you behaviours today. We will also look at what is going on for you today and how you may be feeling here and now.


I also have knowledge and experience of successfully working with individuals of all ages in their recovery from addiction to computer gaming and adult internet porn. These behaviours create serious problems in both the individual as well as close family members and marital relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Professional Studies - Counselling - University of the West of England
  • Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Skills - University of the West of England
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills - University of the West of England
  • My experience includes working with clients at Cotswold Counselling for over 2 years.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

Initial Assessment - £20

Approaching counselling for the first time can be a daunting experience. I offer £20 initial consultation, lasting up to 50 minutes. It's for you to ask any questions about me and the counselling process, and to discuss any concerns you may have. This is also an opportunity for us to meet and get a sense of whether we can work together.

Individual Counselling - £40

Sessions last for 50 minutes and usually take place at the same time each week.

When I work

8am to 8pm Monday to Friday

Further information

Counselling isn't about giving advice, it's exploring thoughts and feelings about issues and concerns and with the awareness that this creates, having an opportunity to discover how to more forward in life with this new knowledge.

Sandy Cottage, Convent Lane, Woodchester, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5HR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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