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BA (Hons), Reg. MBACP

About me

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 online 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

Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Working with Suicide: Kirsty Adamson, WPF Therapy Training 2020
  • The Healing Power of Imagination in Impossible Situations: Loss, Grief & Trauma, June 2020
  • Developing & Maintaining Therapeutic Relationships Online: 2020
  • Body Image Conference: Skin, Identity & The Gaze in Psychotherapy, 2020
  • University of Derby: Understanding Autism, Asperger's & ADHD, 2022
  • Lead Academy: Psychology Course for Narcissistic Personality (NPD) Disorder, 2022
     
     

Experience:

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.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes and £50.00 per session, payable in cash or same day bank transfer.

I do offer concessions for student counsellors at £40.00 per Session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My availability...

Mondays, from 10.00am to 8.30pm

Tuesdays, from 4.00pm to 9.00pm

Wednesdays, from 10.00am to 8.30pm

Thursdays, from 10.00am and 8.00pm

Further information

Additional Information:

Sessions take place in my comfortable and private consulting room in Glemsford. Telephone and Online sessions will also be held here.

Sessions will be held on the same day, at the same time each week, lasting for 50 minutes.

Glemsford, Suffolk, CO10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I have wheelchair access from my Glemsford practice only.