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Zen Counselling

About me

I am a qualified Counsellor, within the person centred modality, having qualified with the CPCAB at Level 4 Diploma, after four years of study. I have spent three years working voluntarily at a local Christian Counselling Service and have many years experience supporting families through Homestart.

I have a calm, gentle nature and enjoy supporting adults and young people, working predominantly with bereavement, anxiety, stress, depression and relationship issues. As a person centred Counsellor I ensure that the sessions are led by you and the focus is on what you wish to share. I offer a safe, confidential and ethical space with no judgement or guidance, I purely lend a listening ear and an opportunity for you to have someone with you during your journey. I believe in the healing and transformative power of the therapeutic relationship and hope that you will feel accepted and regarded positively, being able to share those innermost thoughts and feelings.

I am now able to offer face to face sessions, following the COVID pandemic, in addition to online sessions, either via Zoom, Teams or email, and telephone counselling; I have achieved a Certificate for 80 hours of Online and Telephone Counselling training with Counselling Tutor. I am available most evenings and from 9am until 8pm from Wednesday to Saturday.

Living close to woodland, I am able to offer a 'Walk and Talk' session with the benefits of nature as our backdrop, including woodland paths and open countryside, which can be helpful in processing thoughts and feelings for some clients.

I ensure that I commit to ongoing professional development training. I am a Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) who have ethical guidelines which I adhere to.

My career involves working as a Foster Carer for ten years and, more recently, working with adults with severe learning disabilities. I am currently working within Probation Services as a Personal Wellbeing Advisor, offering service users support after having served either a custodial or non-custodial sentence; the focus of this work is on re-connecting with family and friends, developing skills to support communication, resilience and confidence, and recognising harmful relationships. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, October 2020
  • Online and Telephone Counselling 80 hours - Counselling Tutor, August 2020
  • OCST Online Counselling Services and Training - Online Workshop Webcam and Voice Only Online Counselling, May 2020
  • Online Therapy Institute - Moving Your Practice Online, May 2020
  • Three years experience within an Agency placement, with over 140 client hours

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.

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£20-£30 per hour

When I work

I offer online sessions via Zoom, and telephone counselling, and "Walk and Talk' sessions during the hours of 9am to 8pm from Wednesday to Saturday.

Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I have a small ramp over a small step into my front door. There is ample parking outside on a private drive.

Online platforms

Zoom