Is life setting you or your family challenges and are you going through difficult times?
Do you feel that you may need some help to find answers?
I may be able to help you work through these difficulties with the skills I have accumulated over the years.
"Counselling may be a place to reflect on who you are and whom you may wish to become" (Elly 2018)
As an experienced Counsellor, I can provide a counselling/ therapy service to children, adolescents and adults.
My model of counselling is Psychodynamic, Person Centred or creative, depending on the need and issues presented. My work is strongly influenced by Attachement therapy.
My special interest is how people's lives have been affected by their main carers, their environment and how this has impacted on their lives. This is where I will use my 'attachment' training to try and find clues to present behaviour. My experience has grown over the many years of practice and the variety of issues presented in the various settings I have worked in.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to its ethical framework for good practice and psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Diploma in counselling (2005)
'Cruse' qualified bereavement counsellor and supervisor (2006)
Post Qualifying Diploma, counselling children and young people (2008)
Certificate in supervision (2018)
Diploma, NNEB in childcare (1995)
Experience in: supervision (bereavement work, students and counsellors), assessment of clients, bereavement work,facilitating bereavement training, experience running a school counselling service in primary schools and facilitating group work,working with teenagers, presenting workshops.
Experience, counselling students at secondary school level and at university.
Experience, private practice.
Experience, working for an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) provider.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My work is highly influenced by attachment theory. How the implications of their attachment has formed their personality and ways of coping.
This will also influence the work I undertake with clients who present with anxiety. The question from the attachment point is: what happened in their past to have this influence on the present.
£40.00 per session (students)
£50.00 per session.
Concessions offered for
Daytime and evening appointments available. Can offer weekend slots in an emergency.
Before becoming a Counsellor I spent several years working as an NNEB (Nursery Nurse) which gave me a good understanding of child development. This has given me the skills to see wider issues between child and parent/carer.
I do have a special interest in attachment issues and the impact that childhood has left us with as adults.
I have experience working with clients who find the transition into parenthood difficult, due to Post Natal Depression.
I attend regular training days to add to my knowledge and to keep updated with the latest developments.
I have attended ;"The Freedom Training Programme" and am able to take clients through the 12 week programme. Looking at the effect domestic violence has on you and what effect it has on children exposed to this kind of abuse.
I offer short-term or long-term sessions, depending on need and preferences.
I hold an enhanced DBS (previous CRB).
I understand that clients will benefit differently from their counselling experience, depending on the issues presented. I will always strive to help my clients through their difficult times and together find better solutions and coping strategies.
From what my clients have told me over the years is that they have greatly benefitted from the ability to talk to someone who is objective and non judgemental. This ability to share their stories in a safe space has enabled them to look at their issues with fresh eyes.