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I have worked as a counsellor for 18 years in private practice and education and am MBACP Registered.
I work with the Person Centred Approach, taking your experience, understanding, knowledge and goals as the core of our work. My role is to support you and work with you to reach those goals using my experience, understanding, knowledge and skills.
Rollo May wrote that “Experience is the highest authority”; for me that means your experiences and the way you experience the world will be the centre of our work together.
I am experienced in working with adults, young people and children on:
- BPD diagnosis
- Difficulties with drugs and alcohol - see my website about details of Re-Vision, a unique change programme for problematic drug and/or alcohol use
- Domestic violence
- Loss and bereavement
- Making life-changing decisions
- Parent/child struggles
- Self harm
- Sexual abuse and rape
- Stresses and strains of life
- Suicidal thoughts and feelings
- What do I do now?
I work with individuals and groups face to face. I also offer counselling over the phone, after an initial face to face meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in 2000, having been awarded a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from the University of Warwick, and I have a Dip. H.E. in Addiction Studies from Leeds’ University, awarded in 2015. I am also MBTI qualified.
I worked as a counsellor at Cirencester Tertiary College from 2000-2014, and at Cheltenham College, both Junior and Senior Schools, from 2004-2010. I have been in private practice since 2010.
I am MBACP registered, have regular supervision, maintain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in line the requirements of continued BACP registration, and work with the BACP Ethical Framework. I am fully insured to work with individuals and groups.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Drugs and alcohol dependency - both the individual who is dependant and family members/partners effected by another's problematic use
Living with cancer - both the individual living with cancer and family members and partners effected by another's cancer diagnosis
For the first meeting, where we see if we can work together - No charge
Subsequent sessions: £40.00 per hour
£20.00 per hour sessions are available for low waged clients (available for up to 4 clients)
Early morning, evening and Saturday sessions available.
Booked sessions that are cancelled at less than 48hrs notice will be charged at £20.00 per hour.
Payment is required by cheque or cash at the end of each session, or, by BACS prior to the session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|