Deciding to ask for counselling can be the beginning of moving forward with issues and to making some changes at a time when you are struggling.
Person centred counselling starts from a position of believing that you, the client, are the expert in your life - giving you the opportunity to openly share and explore your issues in depth, while being listened to in a caring non-judgemental way.
Where appropriate I draw upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T) which can be very helpful for working with repetitive thought and behaviour patterns as with anxiety, stress and depression. I work with you the client to find different ways of coping with stress and relieving high levels of anxiety and depression enabling a more fulfilling life.
Talking through issues can lead to a greater understanding and insight into your situation which in turn can lead to resolving difficult feelings and issues. It is always inspiring to see clients moving forward with positivity in their lives.
I work with adults and young adults with short, medium and long term counselling and offer face to face as well as telephone and online sessions. My experience with each of these methods of counselling is extensive as I have clients from all over the county.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BA (hons) in Social Sciences
- A registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- West Cornwall Womens Aid domestic abuse certificate
- All Out South West gambling accredited counsellor
- Suicide Intervention Skills Training certificate
Further training includes anxiety, stress and depression, P.T.S.D, addictions, harassment, compulsive and obsessive behaviour, relationship problems, the Autistic Spectrum, alcohol and drug abuse, equality and diversity.
The areas I have experience in are: general anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, stress management, depression, P.T.S.D, work related issues, relationship issues, family issues, trauma, low self-esteem, low confidence, personal development, bereavement, sexual abuse (childhood and adult), stalking and harassment, childhood issues, obsessive and compulsive behaviour and addictions including gambling.
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
Concessions offered for
Students, unemployed and those on low income: £35
An initial consultation: £20
I understand the need to be flexible with days and times of sessions for clients and am available for some evening appointments.