I am a fully qualified counsellor in both the Person Centred Approach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I believe strongly that a creative relationship between counsellor and client, focused on the client's needs and based on trust and equality, is the road on which that client can find and address their issues. I will listen attentively and actively to hear what is said, try to help a client identify what is often not said and help with my experience of a variety of training and different disciplines to meet the unique needs of each person. I have considerable experience of working with people with anxieties, depression, suicidal thoughts, traumas, losses and relationship problems. I always seek to work in the client's world as they see and experience it. I do not seek to advise or direct unless requested, and always with the clients agreement on any plans. I believe that my experiences of working with people of all ages and backgrounds in often difficult circumstances allows me to support a person, whatever their difficulties are and need may be.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling Concepts Course 2011(Harrow College)
Foundation Degree in Counselling (Harrow College via Middlesex Uni) 2011-2014
Diploma in CBT (CBCAB Level 5) 2015-2016
Trained and qualified in Mediation Skills (2006)
Hostage and Crisis Negotiator (2008)
Conflict Coach (CMP Resolutions) 2012
Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) assessor 2016
I have two years experience working in a school with children of all ages, teachers and staff. My development training includes child protection, working with vulnerable children, alcohol dependency, working with people with depression, diagnosed mental health conditions, trauma.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In abuse cases supporting family members who have been witnesses/affected by the abuse.
£40 per session - 50 mins. First session £20
Reductions available for students and fees may be negotiated dependent on circumstances and frequency of sessions
Couples 75 min session probably ideal but we can arrange when we speak.
I have extensive experience in working with members of the emergency services and military.
I work from premises in central Hereford and Bromyard.