I am a qualified counsellor with over 18 years experience. I trained with Relate in Leicester in 2001 working with individuals, couples, young people and teenagers. I work with a person centred approach and I integrate this with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and Psychodynamic theory.
I have worked in Schools and Colleges for a number of years counselling staff, young people and teenagers and facilitating groups and workshops on wellbeing, mindfulness and relaxation to staff and students. I also work with young people with special needs.
Working with individuals, couples and families I can support a range of issues such as: relationship issues, breakdown in communication, affairs, trust issues, anxiety, stress, trauma, family conflict, redundancy and work related issues, bereavement, depression, health issues, parental/step parent issues, separation and divorce related issues.
Working with young people I am experienced in working with issues such as: low mood, self harm, panic attacks, anxiety (general and social), anger management, low self esteem, family issues, bullying and abuse, loss and bereavement, exam stress, issues at home, decision making, mental health issues and depression.
I offer a safe place and time for you to explore what is troubling you. I work alongside you, using my skills and experience to support you explore the issues you are experiencing, increase your understanding and awareness, challenge you where appropriate and support you to make any changes you feel will benefit your life. This may result in recognising and letting go of old patterns of behaviour. Counselling can also help you deal with unfinished business and support you to move forward in a direction and pace that suits you.
In my experience there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Each person is a unique individual and I tailor counselling techniques to meet the client’s individual needs and personal circumstances.
I work with a holistic approach and I introduce mindfulness to clients where appropriate as a strategy if feeling stressed or overwhelmed as it can be very beneficial as a means of calming and grounding ourselves. I include relaxation and breathing techniques again if appropriate and may be beneficial.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling Theory and Practice - Relate Institute
- Certificate in Counselling Young People - Relate Institute
- Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning - Leicester College
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Modules 1, 2 and 3 - University of Leicester
- Transactional Analysis 101 Training - Vaughan College
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education - De Montfort University
- Diploma in the Facilitation of Personal Development - Leicester College
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
£50 for individuals
£60 for couples
I offer concessionary rates where possible (students or the unwaged). Please contact me for more information.
Concessions offered for
Finding the right therapist is important, I am happy for you to contact me to ask any questions. I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation which gives us both an opportunity to discuss and explore what you are wanting from therapy. After speaking with me, if you are ready to make an appointment, we can look at times convenient for you. I also offer telephone and online counselling.
Visit my website www.bewellbu.co.uk for more information.
Broughton Astley - free off road parking.