I am a skilled & experienced counsellor offering both telephone counselling & online video counselling via Zoom. I have experience of working with bereaved clients & people living with, or caring, a life-limiting health condition such as Cancer, Parkinsons’ Disease or Dementia.
Although my special interest is bereavement & end-of-life, I do work with issues that can arise from this such as low-self esteem, anxiety, low-mood, relationship issues, spirituality, questioning the purpose of life, feelings of anger, guilt, frustration & helplessness.
No matter how supportive our friends or family may be, sometimes we fear that sharing our concerns with them may overwhelm or burden them. Sometimes we may even need to talk about them. We occasionally need to find someone outside of our social/family circle who we can share the concerns with, safe in the knowledge that our experiences will be treated with understanding, confidentiality & respect. My main aim in this is to be “team you” - having undergone therapy myself I am fully aware of how beneficial & life-changing this can be.
How I Work:
I work from a Person-Centered perspective, which means that I aim to provide a non-directive, non-judgmental, empathic space for you to work at a pace which is manageable for you to explore the issues which have led you to seek therapy. My aim is to provide a space where you can be fully heard & listened to, a space where you can explore your feelings & emotions without judgement, a space where you can feel fully supported as you unravel the difficulties you wish to explore & understand.
I welcome a diverse range of clients & have worked with people of different backgrounds, ethnicities, beliefs, sexualities. I work with individuals aged 18+. I do not work with couples, children or adolescents. I appreciate that we are individuals with a variety of life experiences & will approach our work together in a way which benefits & empowers you.
I offer both short or long-term work & will regularly review our work together. You may wish to explore a specific issue in depth or work with your general experiences. I believe that a minimum of 6 sessions, once a week, would provide us with a base on which to build our relationship & provide you with the space to explore the issue at hand in depth. Alternatively, you may find that as few as 2-3 sessions will be of benefit to you & your needs.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) & work within their ethical framework. I am fully insured, GDPR compliant, DBS checked & receive regular clinical supervision in line with BACP guidelines. Sessions offered are via either telephone or Zoom & last for 50 minutes.
I look forward to hearing from you & working together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Online & Telephone Counselling Course, Counselling Tutor.
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology, University of Keele (Level 7 qualification, accredited by BACP).
- Certificate in Counselling Psychology, University of Keele.
- ABC Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills, Shrewsbury College.
- ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts, Shrewsbury College.
- Ascentis Level 2 Bereavement Support Foundation Course, Cruse Bereavement Care.
- Foundation Certificate in Funeral Service, NAFD/BIFD.
I engage with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) & have undertaken training including Safeguarding Adults, Safeguarding Children, Dementia Awareness, Information Governance, Facilitating Bereavement Groups, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS).
Alongside my private practice, I volunteer at a local day-hospice as a counsellor working with clients who are bereaved, caring for someone with a life-limiting illness or have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Chronic illness
- Clergy Families
- Life-Limiting Health Conditions - Caring for Someone With, Being Diagnosed or Living With.
- Spiritual Life Changes - Finding Faith, Leaving Faith-Based Organisations, Questioning Faith.
£40 per 50 minute counselling session.
For further information on fees, please visit my website or get in touch.
I am presently seeing clients on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings between 6.30pm & 9.00pm. Please contact my by email or phone to enquire about session availability. I will respond to your enquiry within 2 working days.