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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client