About me

Sometimes life is not easy. We may need support at times to understand and make sense of these difficult, uncomfortable feelings and circumstances which can be hard to walk through. I am here to offer a safe, confidential, and compassionate space for you to be fully heard with no judgement. I am a qualified integrative, person-centred counsellor and registered member of the BACP, based in Newent, Gloucestershire.

It may be that you are experiencing loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, impact of trauma, relationship problems, work-related stress, unresolved situations, or dissatisfaction with life. Current or past experiences can overwhelm us and cause distress. When we feel stuck and unsure of the way ahead talking to someone at a deeper level outside of our situation can help.

The Counselling Journey 

Counselling is a journey which can support you to gain fresh insight, grow, heal, and find a new way forward with empathy and care. It takes real courage to start counselling, I look to provide a calm, welcoming space where you can feel safe to explore whatever is troubling you.

I use an integrative approach, using person-centred, psychodynamic, and trauma-informed approaches. I offer both short-term and long-term individual counselling to adults and young adults (16+). Every counselling journey is unique as we work towards what is best for you as an individual.

We begin our journey by talking about what you would like from counselling and how we can work together towards this. This forms the basis of our therapeutic relationship which is central to the process.

Together, we can help make sense of what you are walking through and help find those inner resources that enable you to discover new avenues of thinking and being with greater awareness, self-compassion, acceptance, confidence, and authenticity.

During these times we are living in with the effects of coronavirus, I offer carefully assessed face-to-face counselling as well as online counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

PG Dip Therapeutic Counselling and registered member of the BACP.

In addition to my counselling qualifications, I have received further training in the following:

  • Attachment Aware and Trauma Response
  • Trauma informed approaches
  • Bereavement and complex grief
  • Working with Shame and Guilt
  • managing stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional distress

I seek to continually be learning and attend regular CPD training to develop myself so I can give best to my clients.

Experience

I was a counsellor at the Well Counselling in Malvern for over 3 years and have remained an associate member. During my time at the Well I worked with a broad range of ages, backgrounds, and situations, offering support to those experiencing grief, loss, stress, relationship problems, work-related stress, identity, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and self-harm.

I have over 14 years’ experience in community, charity, church and school settings in various listening roles from children to adults.

I have experience and interest in working with people around themes of faith and spirituality, particularly from a Christian faith background, and for others who may be searching meaning and direction. I am also part of the BACP Spirituality division.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience in working with childhood and recent trauma.

Fees

Additional information

Sessions either in-person or online.

£20 for an initial session

£45 per session thereafter 

I have limited spaces where I am happy to negotiate a lower rate for those that are unable to pay the full fee. 

Availability

Currently working on Thursdays daytime and evening. 

Further information

I accept cash and card payment or via BACS. Sessions are payable before or on the day of the session.

Newent
Gloucestershire
GL18

Type of session

In person
Online

Key details

Accessibility - I have a small step up into my counselling room.