As we are now approaching a new phase with the easing of lockdown and our lives slowly returning to " normal", some people may feel relief whilst others may experience anxieties or question how they wish their " new normal" to be...The pandemic may have raised new awareness, issues and questions within yourself which may be difficult to process alone. Having a safe space to explore what is happening in your life and within you may relieve some of the stress or burden you may be feeling. I am continuing to offer Online Therapy via Zoom until it is safe and practical to return to face to face therapy.
There may be many reasons why we seek the help of a therapist; a specific current problem or crisis, on-going emotional difficulties, a desire to improve oneself and quality of life or many other reasons.
Therapy is a unique experience which can be transformative, and in which you can safely access the true essence of yourself. This may enable you to make the desired changes to heal or enhance your life and wellbeing.
My life experiences have underpinned my choice to become a therapist, it made no sense to do anything else. My therapeutic approach is humanistic/integrative. This means I believe that each individual has the ability to fulfil their potential given the right conditions. I work very closely with the therapeutic relationship and endeavour to create an environment of trust, warmth, non-judgment and connection between us.
As a therapist my role is not to advise you but to facilitate your process in finding your own answers that are right for you.
Many of life's challenges which are seen as "normal" by society actually involve trauma and loss to some degree. These issues left unresolved or at least unexplored can lead to long term depression, anxiety, anger and low self esteem. They tend to manifest in our day to day life, often affecting our relationships. Although talking about your pain may feel difficult and scary, doing it safely with the right therapist for you, can be of great benefit in many ways.
"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength "Sigmund Freud"
I hold Professional Liability Insurance and am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. This means I attend regular supervision and am committed to continual professional development.
I put great emphasis on my own self-care in order to honour my clients; I practice Yoga and meditation daily; i am also part of an " Awakened Women" writing circle which involves a constant unfolding and revealing of unconscious parts of myself; this allows me to remain connected to the " work" i am continuing to do within myself, ensuring i maintain a sound level of self-awareness and an ability to " go deep within" as my clients do.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been practicing as a therapist for 16 years and have completed 5 years training in total.
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills.
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies/ Theories
- Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 6 in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.
I am also trained in:
- Group Therapy
- Drug and Alcohol Addiction
- Relapse Prevention
- Sex and Love Related Issues
- Motivational Interviewing/ CBT Interventions
- Internal Family System therapy
- Safeguarding of vulnerable adults
- Safeguarding Children
- Domestic Abuse
- Trauma dissociation
- Art therapy
I have significant experience in the field of addiction having worked as a senior therapist for 11 years in one of the leading rehabilitation clinics in the UK, working with both the individual and the family members affected. This work has enabled me to gain specialist knowledge and skills in all Addictions related issues.
Alongside this I have always worked in Private Practice which has enabled me to work with a diverse range of issues with a varied demographic. I am now working full time in Private Practice.
I deliver training to counselling students on Drugs and Alcohol-related issues. I am also a qualified counselling supervisor, supervising other counsellors on their client work.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Through my on-going practice and experience, i have developed significant skills in facilitating clients to develop a better relationship with themselves. This means working on developing a Sense of Self and Authenticity, increasing self-esteem levels, and as a result having better and healthier relationships with others.
Within my work, I sometimes use creative techniques aimed at bringing the unconscious into my client's conscious awareness. This is aimed at healing wounds and gaining freedom from old patterns.
I have also developed a special interest in working with family members wishing to heal their relationships.
From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
My fee is £50 for individual therapy.
My fee for couple and family therapy is £70.
My fee for Supervision is £ 65.00 for 90 mns. I offer discount to counselling students.
I offer a free 20 minute initial telephone/ or Zoom consultation for all clients. This is an opportunity for you to tell me a little about why you are seeking counselling, and will enable us both to see how we feel about working together. From there, we can discuss further practicalities and I will be able to answer any questions you may have.
I currently have availability on Thursdays and Fridays.
" My son and I had struggled with our relationship throughout his adult life. We stayed close but somehow struggled to escape a destructive cycle that caused immense damage around our relationship, there were a number of issues!!
After an initial consultation, Garance guided us through our group therapy allowing us to explore our mixed bags of emotions without judgement but with periodic direction. We both were enlightened by the experience and rewarded with a new relationship based on openness and understanding.
Garance is truly professional, an experienced therapist, with a warm and relaxed style. i do not hesitate in recommending her services."
"After years of different rehabs and therapists during a 20 year battle with addiction, all ending in continuing to repeat the same patterns, I am so grateful that I found Garance.
Garance managed to get through to me like no other therapist could in the past. She is loving, warm, compassionate and kind, with acute intuitiveness, exactly what I needed. she is incredibly perceptive and was able to help me identify key issues in myself that no previous therapist had shone a light on. I had always had an issue with trust and that was not an issue with Garance; she made me feel at ease and I was able to trust her from day one. the therapy I had with Garance was the best I have ever had and I continue to see her at various times when needed.
I am proud to say that i am 4 years clean and sober and Garance has played a huge part in that. if i had to refer anybody to a therapist it would definitely be Garance. i am forever grateful to her for helping me learn to value myself enough to change my whole life for the better."