I am an experienced and qualified counsellor and supervisor, registered with BACP, working in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.
Perhaps life or relationships tougher than usual, or you feel like you've come to a full stop. If you are feeling down, stressed, overwhelmed, or are stuck coping with problems that seem hopeless, it could help to talk things through in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment. It's often the most difficult thing to know ourselves and 'see the wood for the trees'. I believe that talking about what's going on and being listened to, accepted, appreciated and supported, can help us to find what's best for us, and often find a way forward that fits us better and allows us to be true to ourselves. Past or present experiences of depression, abuse, bad relationships, low self-esteem, anxiety, stress... all these are issues that may have dragged you down, but that can be worked on and overcome.
I am trained in integrative counselling, based on a Person-Centred approach. That means I will always be led by you, and rather than imposing solutions on you, we will work together to find what feels right and good for you personally. 'Integrative' means bringing together various therapeutic approaches which offer us a pallet of different and useful methods, so that together we can choose ways that work for you.
I am also able to offer sessions via email or skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 6 Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from City College Peterborough
Certificates in: Coaching, Groupwork, Anxiety and OCD, Working with survivors of childhood abuse, Art therapy, Dreamwork, Trauma, Attachment.
Apart from working in private practice and as affiliate of One to One Project and Eating Matters, I have also volunteered in various counselling charities, including One-To-One (King's Lynn), Lifecraft (Cambridge), YMCA (Wisbech) and Sue Lambert Trust (Norfolk).
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
Initial telephone contact free
£30 per one-to-one 50 minute counselling or coaching session.
Discounted fees for student counsellors and lower incomes.
Currently I can offer weekday and daytime sessions for face-to-face counselling (9am-4pm).
Skype or telephone sessions can be arranged outside those times.
Supervision sessions are for 60 minutes and cost £40 per hour.
Training is bespoke for each organisation. Please contact me to discuss your training needs.
I am a qualified clinical supervisor offering sessions for counsellors, student counsellors and support workers. Supervision can help you maintain your wellbeing, through a healthy perspective on your work and good work/life balance.
I also work as a coach and trainer separately to my counselling work. Coaching offers a more goal-focused attitude to moving on and being fulfilled, and can help those not in need of counselling on deeper issues, but who still want to be pro-active in changing their lives.
I run training courses in various aspects of mental health and wellbeing, such as managing stress at work, as well as communication and presentation skills. I run courses in schools, colleges and in business organisations.