An experienced Counsellor, MBACP, Dip Therapeutic Counselling & Dip Counselling Children & Adolescents (with Distinction) and trained in Mindfulness. Fully Insured.
During my counselling experience, my main core theory is Person-Centred, working in a integrative holistic way, which has helped me in working with clients with different faiths and core values and I have respected each of their values and belief systems. This has meant offering the client unconditional, positive regard, empathy, being none judgmental and prizing the client for who they are.
Would you like to be truly heard, without expectation or judgement of who you are or what you should be? To find out what options you have in your life to find meaning and fulfilment? This is where counselling has been helpful for many people, as well as working with the issues and problems that can be brought to the counselling session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Working with Bullying in Counselling
- Working with the Narrative in Counselling
- Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (Safeguarding)
- Information Governance
- Supervision Needs
- Sleep Training
- Mindfulness Awareness Session
- Growing Around Grief: Implications for Practice - Master Class Dr Lois Tonkin
- Modern Slavery - Adult Safeguarding
- Macmillan Cancer Support: Recognising Death and Dying
- Macmillan Cancer Support: Pain Management
- Macmillan Cancer Support: Nausea & Vomiting
- Macmillan Cancer Support: Constipation
- Macmillan Cancer Support: Breathlessness
- Valuing People, Improving Care - Glen Hinds
- Development Resilience to Burnout (Mindfulness)
- Intermediate Communication Skills - Concept Consultancy
- Advanced Communication Skills - Concept Consultancy
- Diploma Level 4 CPCAB - Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma Level 4 with Distinction - Counselling Children & Adolescents
- BACP Registered Counsellor - Certificate of Proficiency
- Level 3 CPCAB - Counselling Studies
- Level 2 CPCAB - Counselling Skills
- Introductory Level - Counselling
In my own practice, I have helped individuals suffering various issues and conditions, such as trauma, abuse, bereavement, post-traumatic stress, relationship problems, guilt, anger, low moods, low self-esteem, self-harmers and coping with long-term illness. This is by no means an exhaustive lists.
I work with clients of all ages with bereavement issues or terminal illness and family members of terminally ill and deceased patients at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.
I have counselled young people and adults with a wide range of issues at a locally based Sure Start Children’s Centre.
I have been a Client Cancer Case-Worker for Macmillan partnered with Age UK, providing support to clients with initial diagnosis of cancer, assisting with needs and provisions available by the charity, held group counselling sessions for clients and emotional support for families and on a one-to-one basis.
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
I have worked with clients with a range of issues, such as, individuals who are suicidal, depressed, anxious, self-harming, trauma, having anger issues, bereaved, having had terminations, with complicated grief, parents suffering the loss of their child, individuals having chronic low self esteem, low in confidence, experienced abuse through alcohol or drugs, through domestic violence, burnout and clients who have chronic conditions, such as extreme epilepsy and clients with terminal cancer, amongst others. This also includes assisting clients who have relationship problems, compassion burnout and vicarious stress.
Over the past seven years, I have been selected in a voluntary capacity to instruct individuals form the ages of eight to eighty in a public speaking and a reading education programme. This programme assists participants to heighten their self-esteem and to build confidence in their own abilities. The participants’ skills range from those with limited reading abilities or who have speech impediments, to university graduates, who have joined the school in order to present themselves as public speakers both in front of an audience and speaking on a one-to-one setting. This has helped me to encourage others and help build their skill base and to develop my own skills in a supportive capacity.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and work to its code of ethics and have full liability insurance.
"When the skies grow dark, the start begin to shine"
"Increasingly I discover, that being alive involves taking a chance, acting on less than certainty, engaging in life"
"I prize and treasure you, because you are different from me"
"Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power"
“The wrong people can be our greatest teachers”
“I am still here, has all my power really gone?”
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler
"Healing through meeting"
"To thine own self be true"
"We need to learn skills, often many skills that we did not learn in our families of origin"
Jean Illsley Clarke & Connie Dawson
"..And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time"
"Hope when all seems impossible"