Life always throws us difficult stuff to deal with; it wouldn’t be life without it.
Sometimes we can shrug these things off, yet at other times they can have an extremely debilitating effect upon us. Sometimes things happen and we bury them, they remain hidden but still exert a force upon us and our behaviour. They can influence us in ways that we would rather they didn’t. Sometimes these things come roaring back at us, out of the blue, unbidden and unwelcome. External forces press in upon us and warp our world leaving us confused, angry or hurt. We all pass through stages in our life where we question everything around us, our relationships, our work, our behaviour and ultimately ourselves. Sometimes we want to understand these feelings, where they come from, why we are having them and why they make us so unhappy. Can we change the way we feel, can we make sense of the external factors affecting us, can we change our behaviour and are there any answers?
At Level Counselling I provide a space for you to look at these questions and feelings. A place to hold these dilemmas up to the light and examine them. A safe place for you to explore yourself and what may ail you.
I have a lovely counselling room at the Seed Factory in Aller. The venue is warm, comfy and discrete and there is ample parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor working with all adults (18 plus). I have a background in HM forces and the commercial world. I am also trained as a Samaritan.
The core of my counselling training is person centred - you and your experiences are placed at the centre of everything I do - however I also use an integrative approach. Integrative counselling is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. I take the view that different clients need different approaches in varying situations. Each person needs to be considered as a whole, and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances. Integrative counselling maintains the idea that there are many ways in which human psychology can be explored and understood – no one theory alone holds the answer.
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Samaritans SIT 1 and SIT 2 Training
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by their code of ethics.
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
The first session is free and fees are £50 per session thereafter.
Concessions offered for
For further information about me and my services please go to my website or call me on 07551954374 for an initial conversation.