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As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we are facing many dilemmas. You may experience fluctuating emotions and difficulties, ranging from anxiety/uncertainty, depression, loss, anger, sadness, panic attacks, low mood and self esteem, to increased tensions in relationships and trouble coping day to day.
I am an experienced BACP registered Counsellor, who can support you through this crisis. I can do this in a number of ways.
•One-off counselling sessions over the phone to listen to your concerns, and support you to explore ways to cope during this crisis.
•Ongoing counselling via Zoom or over the phone,. This can be done either on your own, or as part of a couple or family,
I have experience working with depression, anxiety, low-self worth/self-esteem, eating disorders, victims of bullying, victims of physical/sexual abuse, sexuality, suicidal ideation, diagnosed mental health conditions, drug and alcohol addiction, relationship difficulties/breakdown and family problems.
I also offer an 8 week specialist weight management programme for individuals who have a difficult relationship with food or weight control.
Therapy can help you work through such things which can affect your daily life and routine.
If you are feeling unhappy, lonely, angry, confused anxious or depressed, or you are in crisis and feel that you would like to talk to someone in confidence, then I can offer you friendly counselling support, in a safe, non judgmental and confidential space to explore the things that may prevent you from finding meaning and happiness in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists BACP Accredited).
FdSc in Person Centred Counselling Brighton University(British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists BACP Accredited).
Relate Certificate in Relationship Counselling
Relate Certificate Family Counseling
ASSIST Certificate in Suicide Intervention
Certificate in Transactional Analysis
Certificate in Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing
Before going into private practice, I have worked within Education, Mental Health and Addiction Charities and for the NHS. I am a fully trained Relationship and Family Counsellor for Relate and am able to offer short-term or long term therapy for individuals, couples, families or groups presenting with a wide range of issues.
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
£45 for Individual therapy
£50 for Relationship therapy
£60 for Family therapy
I am able to offer video link and telephone counselling sessions in line with self isolation regulations during COVID-19
Please contact me for further details