After originally studying Psychology, I then specialised in Counselling, becoming qualified in 2014. I have worked for Mental Health charities, mainly focusing on depression, anxiety and addictions. Since 2014 I have split my time between seeing private clients and leading a team of counsellors for an international online Mental Health service that works closely with the NHS, the Armed Forces and many Universities.
I do enjoy working with those who are able to face up to issues, take responsibility/control and go on to make the choices and changes that get them to their true potential.
About my approach.
The therapy process I provide starts with us talking openly and honestly about the difficulties you have been through, your background and everyday struggles. From there we work together to consider positive steps forward, while also delving deeper into any persistent issues that need attention. I believe that through confronting issues in a supported and structured way we can get stronger, often far stronger than we believe possible in our darkest moments.
My training covered Person Centered, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Relational and Transactional Analysis approaches. I am also happy to work with Counselling students needing therapy as a course requirement.
Given my extensive experience working therapeutically with individuals online, I also offer an email based counselling service, useful for those interested in some therapeutic support but perhaps not comfortable with face to face work or simply those who express themselves best through writing. Please contact me first for more details on how this service works if you are interested.
If preferable I also offer home visits, with some additional costs to cover my travel time and expenses. Do ask for details.
Your next steps.
Simply get in touch, by phone or email, with any questions you have. I do my best to make the process simple, straight-forward and stress free. Typically I see clients for one 50 minute session once a week, but I do work in a more flexible manner than most therapists and this can be discussed if an alternative arrangement suits better.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MBACP - Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Diploma in Professional Studies - Counselling (Level 6) - University of the West of England. (BACP accredited)
- B.Sc Psychology - University of the West of England. (BPS accredited)
- Transactional Analysis 101 - University of the West of England.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills - Gloucestershire Counselling Services.
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
- £50 per 50 minute session in person (Shurdington Road, Cheltenham) or using Skype/Zoom. (Please note at times I may be 'online only' due to COVID restrictions.)
Additional costs for Home Visits, please ask. I accept cash, cheque, paypal, BACS (Bank transfer) and Cryptocurrency.
Mondays, Tuesdays. 10am to 7pm.
Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays. 10am-12midday.
Please feel free to contact me for any more information either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone/text (07925802700)