Thank you for viewing my profile, this is the first step to your recovery and a brighter future. I offer tailor made counselling sessions for each individual client based on the presenting issues and your own personal journey.
At Blossom Tree Counselling I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore confidentially and safely of what is important to you.
I practice integrative psychotherapy, which means that I have trained in several models of therapy. I draw from a psychodynamic, humanistic and person-centred approach which allows me to offer the type of therapy, or combination of therapies, that is most appropriate for you. My approach is particularly suited to people who want to understand themselves better as well as tackle problematic issues or areas.
At times we can all experience life situations and events that feel very overwhelming. It may create feelings of anger, stress, being unable to cope with everyday situations, feelings of sadness, of being low, frustration or powerlessness. Sometimes it may be hard to find someone to talk to who will understand and appreciate what it is that you may be experiencing.
I offer a safe space in which we explore your concerns, focusing on what is important to you, without fear of judgement. I work in a warm and empathic way; I am committed to being genuine and real with you. I believe that this is an important part of building a good therapeutic relationship.
Choosing a therapist can be a daunting task, maybe this is your first time and you are not exactly sure what it is all about, or whether you have previously had counselling and are looking to return.
My role will be to help you gain a greater understanding and awareness of yourself and the problems you have are facing. I will not tell you what to do but will encourage you to develop confidence in your ability to help yourself.
During our time together I will attempt to foster an environment in which you will be able to encounter yourself and become more intimate with your own thoughts, feelings and meanings. It is the relationship that matters in therapy and I will endeavour to demonstrate integrity and understanding; often the sense of just being heard and understood can be a great relief in the beginning phase of counselling.
I offer both short and long-term counselling for individuals. I am fully insured, and I am also an Accredited Counsellor with the National Counselling Society (NCS). All my work is fully supervised. I also regularly attend continuous professional development training opportunities
Please email or telephone me to discuss your requirements.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work with various issues within my own private practice at Blossom Tree Counselling, alongside my volunteer work within The Mental Health Sector with Swindon and Gloucester Mind.
Here I work with clients who Self-Harm and are struggling with various mental health issues. I have extensive experience of working with Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Addiction and Substance Abuse, Anxiety and Depression.
Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip PC)
Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skill and Theory (Dip CST)
Level 3 Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling skills (Cert Hyp CS)
Continued Professional Development and Training (CPD)
Mental Health First Aid for Adults
Mental Health First Aid for Young Adults and Children
Asist – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Befriend your Inner Child
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
If you feel you would like to discuss what is going on for you then please either telephone or email me for an informal chat.
Following this I will offer you an initial assessment session. The purpose of the assessment session is to discuss what has brought you to seek therapy today, and for me to be able to assess whether my model of therapy is right for you.
It is very important during the assessment session that you think I am the right therapist to work with to enable planning of future sessions.
Going forward I will be able to offer you a weekly session on the same day and time. All discussions and information shared is confidential and I am bound by the National Counselling Society’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
All discussions and information shared is confidential and I am bound by the National Counselling Society’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Assessment Session - £45 (50 Minutes)
Ongoing Sessions - £45 (50 Minutes)
Thank you for visiting my page and if you have any further questions or would like to discuss what is going on for you please do not hesitate to contact me, where I will be more than happy to help you further.