I am a qualified, Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, working within the Sudbury and Glemsford area. I primarily offer face-to-face counselling however, I also offer telephone and Skype sessions for those times when meeting in person becomes difficult.
My approach to counselling is based on the belief that healthy emotional well-being is created within safe, nurturing and caring relationships. Often, difficulties within relationships arise from past traumas, ones that have been insufficiently dealt with. These traumas can often present in the form of destructive and unhelpful coping strategies such as addictions, eating disorders, habitual behaviours and intrusive thoughts processes. This can appear very frightening at times which leads to feelings of anxiety and an overwhelming sense of stress, pressure and sadness. With this in mind, I also explore reactions and responses and offer a deeper look into the self by exploring attachment styles and how people bond with one and other.
As an Integrative therapist I take a holistic approach which means I address the whole person; the bigger picture. I also concentrate on finding meaning and acceptance in one’s life to enable a more secure pathway to a brighter future. With this in mind, I incorporate different therapeutic theories within my practice in order to provide a service that is tailored to the individuals needs. The skills I have developed include talk therapy, solution focussed therapy, behavioural therapy and the use of the arts within therapy. Feelings of stress, anxiety and low-self-esteem are very common in todays society and as an integrative counsellor, I offer a safe space in which personal issues can be explored, understood and accepted.
My aim is not only to help you explore your past but also explore your present. This, in time, may help you to then find acceptance and peace with your past and enable you to have a better understanding of your future. A future where you will experience more rewarding and satisfying relationships with others as well as yourself. Through our therapeutic relationship, you can have a future with more flexibility and freedom to make positive choices, enabling you to reach your full potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) degree, Integrative Counselling
- Foundation degree, Integrative Counselling
- Diploma Level 3 in Integrative Counselling
Continued Professional Development:
- Mindfulness Workshop: Dr Gareth Burr, 2015
- Training Matters: Freedom Programme facilitators course: 2016
- Working with Eating Disorders: CPPD Counselling School, 2016
- Body Esteem Workshop: Julia Buckroyd, 2016
- Unravelling the Transference: Carol Leader ,2017
- Transitions: Working with Eating Disorders: Beat & NHS, 2017
- Safeguarding – Level 2: Bev Clark, Schools Choice, 2017
- WPF Therapy Workshop: Neurosomatic Therapy: Stephanie Echarri, 2018
- Resilience in the Face of Trauma: Mooli Lahad, 2019
- Survivors of sexual abuse: Into The Light, 2019
- Youth Mental Heath First Aid, 2019
- Mindfulness & Meditation for children: YoungMindz, 2019
I am a RMBACP registered counsellor who works with young people and adults in and around the Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds area. I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space for individuals to explore, understand and work through their personal issues.
I have experience in working with victims and families of domestic abuse with the Women’s Aid organisation. I also work effectively with the local community, providing counselling on issues such as addiction, bereavement and loss, bullying, depression, illness, mental health, trauma, life transitions, emotional, physical and sexual abuse and various relational issues including anxiety.
I also hold full professional liability insurance.
Getting in touch:
If you feel relaxed and at ease with my profile and wish to contact me to see what I can offer you, please do as I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Only then, if you feel you would like to meet with me, we can arrange an initial session where you can get a better sense of me and what I offer. There is no commitment to continue with sessions should you feel we are not suited.
All contact will be dealt with in confidence.
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
Sessions are 50 minutes and £45 per session, payable in cash or same day bank transfer.
I do offer concessions for student counsellors at £35.00 per Session.
Sessions take place in my comfortable and private consulting room in Glemsford and also in Sudbury. Telephone and Skype sessions will also be held at these venues.
Sessions will be held on the same day, at the same time each week, lasting for 50 minutes.