Everyone needs to feel valued, understood and connected and yet throughout life, there can be times when we face challenges, struggles or difficulties. These are the times when counselling can offer a safe and confidential place where you have the chance to share and explore your feelings.
I offer a calm, welcoming and compassionate space where you will be listened to without judgement and with empathy and understanding. Led by you, we work together, using reflection and exploration to help develop and enhance your own unique strengths and create opportunities for growth and positive change.
Counselling can help you gain a sense of hope and direction as well as enhancing your own internal resilience. This can enable you to find the answers that are right for you. In this way, the counselling process can help guide you through times of difficulty toward a deeper understanding of yourself, your feelings, thoughts and behaviours. This can lead to a greater sense of meaning and fulfilment in life.
Please feel free to contact me either by phone or email so that we can have a chat about your needs or to arrange an initial meeting to see if you feel we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdSc Counselling. Bath Spa University.
- Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate. UCW.
- International Montessori Teaching Diploma.
- Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
I have experience working with a wide variety of people struggling with many different challenges including, anxiety, depression, low self-worth, addiction, loss, grief, bereavement, trauma, PTSD, flashbacks, low self-worth and self-image, relationship difficulties, loneliness and childhood issues. As a member of the BACP I adhere to their ethical code of conduct within my practice.
I have previously worked as an Early Years teacher and Montessori teacher and have significant experience in supporting families through a wide range of difficulties and challenges. These experiences led to my interest in human emotional and social development and how our behaviours are developed and affected by our experiences.
This also led my belief and understanding that no matter what age or stage of development you are at, change and growth are always possible.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 1 hour session.
£30 Initial assessment session 1 hour.
I can occasionally offer concessionary rates for students or those on low incomes. Please contact me to discuss this in person.
I can offer discounted rates for key workers during the current Corona virus lockdown. Please contact me to discuss this in person.