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I am a qualified Person centred counsellor and also an Integrative psychotherapist with over 10 years experience working for Mind and in private practice. I offer long-term and short-term counselling to adults and young people and, working in a quiet location in the centre of Wedmore, my aim is always to provide a warm and confidential space in which you can feel safe, understood and explore the things that feel important to you.
As an Integrative therapist I work with clients in a variety of ways combining person centred theory with transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy and solution focussed therapy but also make good use of my specialist training in grief and trauma. This may well mean very little to you and I am happy to explain, but in a nutshell means that I tailor my work to suit your needs as an individual. Although my methods might differ from client to client, my primary aim remains constant. I would always seek to build a strong and supportive working relationship in which you can trust and through which you can gain insight and make discoveries, challenge long held assumptions, and make positive changes in your life, feeling better about yourself in the process.
My approach is warm, understanding and non-judgemental yet also insightful and exploratory. I work creatively and am pro-active but will always allow you your own agenda and the space to make your own decisions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Person-Centred practitioner at heart, meaning that I put you as an individual at the very centre of the counselling process. That said, I am best described as an Integrative practitioner combining this person-centred ethos with other models of counselling and psychotherapy. Depending on my clients' needs, I am trained to incorporate techniques associated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Guided Visualisation and Transactional Analysis into my work.
Level 2 Counselling Skills
Level 3 Counselling Theory
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 5 Diploma in Psycho Therapeutic Counselling
ABC Cruse Bereavement Care
Rewind Trauma Therapy Transactional Analysis 101 Working With Personality Disorder KUF Certificate in CBT Skills
In addition to working in private practice I worked as a counsellor for Mind, the Mental Health Charity and was a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care. I am committed to ongoing professional development and continue to train accordingly.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer an initial session free of charge. Thereafter, the charge will be £50 payable at the end of each session by cash, cheque or BACS. Limited places are available to trainee counsellors and those on a low income.
When I work
Other appointment times may be available on request so please do get in touch.
I hold full professional and public liability insurance.