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I am a qualified person-centred therapist and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I am Integrative in Practice,
I offer therapeutic counselling sessions for adults, children and young people, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment in Dovercourt and Frinton-on-Sea.
I am able to offer short focused or longer term counselling, depending on what your needs are. All of this will be discussed in our first appointment and where you can make the decision if I am the right counsellor for you to work with.
I also offer Couples counselling where my aim is to offer a safe and confidential space for you and your partner. Through our sessions I will facilitate an environment where you can both explore and progress in your relationship. Often people see couples counselling as a last resort and you may be experiencing long-term difficulties. I can offer support to couples in clarifying a way forward in their relationship or support to those who wish to separate.
In my work as an Integrative Therapist I use a non-directive approach, holding the belief that you are the expert on yourself.
Life can feel over whelming at times and counselling can provide a confidential space in which to clarify our feelings and gain insights into who we are and what we want from life. Through counselling I believe individuals can be supported towards a deeper awareness of self.
I work with clients to explore personal concerns, finding ways to resolve or manage them, in an open, non-judgmental manner, whether the issues are current or throughout your life including childhood.
Counselling does not involve giving advice or directing you to a particular course of action. It aims to provide an environment where you can find these answers for yourself and draw on the internal resources you already have. People seek counselling for many different reasons and making that decision to seek counselling is a brave step.
Choosing a counsellor is a very personal matter, so if you would like to contact me for further information and to see if I am the right counsellor for you, then please do.
Please note: During sessions my phone is not manned, but please leave a voicemail and I will call you back.
Training, qualifications & experience
So What do I do? and What Have I done?
I provide counselling at Bespoke Practitioners. For more information on our wider services please see our website: www.bespoke-prac.com
I also have ten years experience of having worked as a Child and Adolescent Mental health nurse for the NHS.
I have a BA (Hons) degree in Person Centred Counselling and a Diploma in Mental Health Nursing.
I am qualified in Solution-Focused Therapy.
I have also received training in couples counselling using Imago Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples counselling.
I have additional training in managing risk, therapeutic assessment, communication and creative approaches.
I regularly attend training courses and continuously work on my self-development through both my professional and my own personal work.
I attend regular clinical supervision. As a Member of the BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working with experiences of loss
Working with parents who have children with additional learning needs and sensory processing issues.
Working with professionals
Working through relationship difficulties
Children & Teenagers - Finding solutions and exploring emotions
Initial Assessment ( 1 hour) - £60 Ongoing Counselling Sessions (50 minutes) - £55 per session
Initial Couples Assessment (1 hour 30 minutes) - £75 + £20 admin fee.Ongoing Sessions (1 Hour and 15 minutes) £75 per session
Walk & Talk Therapy (50 minutes) - £60 per session
Children & Young People Initial Assessment ( 1 hour) - £65 Ongoing Counselling Sessions (50 minutes) £60 per session [Usually 4-6 sessions after assessment session]
- Other services: Family Support Services, SEND, Sensory Attachment, Child Development, Safeguarding, Mental Health, Additional Needs - see www.bespoke-prac.com
Mon 9.00 - 17.30. Tues 11.00 - 19.30. Weds 9.00 - 19.30 Thurs 9.00-18.00(other times may be available by prior arrangement)