My background of many years’ experience, in palliative care nursing directed me to qualify and practice as a person-centered integrative counsellor/ psychotherapy with an interest in loss grief and bereavement and the complex issues we feel.
I have worked for Cruse bereavement as a volunteer since 2017 and a local GP surgery supporting patients with symptoms of loss, grief, bereavement and other issues that might be challenging to self-esteem or, causing symptoms of mental and physical stress: - headaches, poor sleep, irritability, social isolation.
Sometimes we can just feel overwhelmed with difficult emotions that might not be related to any specific event and feel powerless to change them.
We will explore your internal thoughts and feelings and personal challenges using an integration of approaches suitable for you personally. My central focus is to offer a space and time that is welcoming, judgement-free, professional and safe, to work with the many different and diverse reasons why people may choose to talk with a therapist.
What could I help you with?
Anxiety, Loss, grief and Bereavement, traumatic death, Cancer, Health related issues, Self-esteem issues, Stress, past experiences that might be causing you problems in your life today.
Types of therapy:
Integrative Relational Person-Centered approach, elements of a creativity therapy, Mindfulness, and consideration of existential phenomenology.
How do I deliver?
Long term face to face work, short term face to face, telephone counselling short term, also online counselling available on request.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, BSc MSc Palliative care nursing, MBACP (Registered)
I have worked with Cruse Bereavement 2017-present and also a GP Practice - Supporting patients with health related issues that might cause problems with anxiety, social issues, sleep problems or difficulty separating the diagnosis from who you are. Difficult life experiences can often be a factor in low self-esteem.
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
A free 15-30 minute telephone consultation, concessions can be discussed.