Situated in a converted coach house in a quiet spot on the outskirts of Wedmore, I offer long-term and short-term counselling to adults and young people. My aim is to provide a warm and confidential space in which you can feel safe, understood and explore the things that feel important to you.
Qualified and experienced in psycho-therapeutic counselling or Integrative Therapy as it is often referred, I tailor my work to suit your needs as an individual, and though 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, Gestalt Therapy, Guided Visualisation, Psychodynamic Therapy and Transactional Analysis into my work.
Level 2 Counselling Skills
Level 3 Counselling Theory
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
ABC Cruse Bereavement Care followed by
Rewind Trauma Therapy
Level 5 Diploma in Psycho Therapeutic Counselling
In addition to working in private practice I work as a counsellor for Mind, the Mental Health Charity and am a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care. I am committed to ongoing professional development and continue to train accordingly.
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
Initial sessions will be charged at £25. Thereafter, the charge will be £50 payable at the end of each session by cash, cheque or BACS. Limited places are available to those on a low income.
Weekdays and early evenings.
I hold full professional and public liability insurance.