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I am experienced in working with adults of all ages in the areas of bereavement and other major life changes; shock and trauma; anxiety; shame based issues; road traffic accidents; pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period; helping those supporting victims of sexual abuse, relationships and attachment issues.
My fees are £45 per 60 minute session. Concessions are available.
I will listen calmly, without judgement and will endeavour to put you at your ease, with the aim of building the vital element of trust between us. I have successfully helped people to move forward from persistent, troubling thoughts and their overwhelming feelings, using the combination of our relationship, my professional training and skill in understanding what works.
Sometimes we find ourselves in situations not of our choosing, making our lives difficult. Perhaps there are issues from long ago that still challenge you no matter how hard you try to forget them. Maybe the current pandemic situation has taken its toll on you and you'd like someone to talk to.
I believe that by taking one step at a time, you and I can find a way together.
I am experienced at telephone counselling as well as online counselling.
My Experience -
Currently a Bereavement Counsellor and Group Facilitator with an Essex based hospice. Also a volunteer counsellor with a charity supporting those affected by serious road collisions (RTAs).
A former childbirth educator and emotional supporter for pregnant women and their partners in pregnancy, and the early post-natal period.
A qualified trainer and facilitator with experience in the private, public and third sectors.
Next Step -
In the first place, I encourage you to email or telephone me with any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) - CPCAB
- Level 2 and 3 Counselling Certificates - CPCAB
- Diploma of Higher Education. (Adults) Uni of Beds/NCT
I seek out and undertake high quality continuous professional development each year, in topics that support my work, and challenge me.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sudden Traumatic Bereavement. Long term effects of trauma.
I am trained in the Re-wind Technique to resolve trauma symptoms such as intrusive images, flash-backs, nightmares.
£45.00 per 1 full hour session.
Payment is by BACS or cash at the start of the session and a receipt is available for you.
Concessions offered for
Confidentiality is of the utmost importance in and after the session and I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy. In addition part of that good practice is that I receive regular supervision in accordance with the BACP guidelines. I have professional indemnity insurance.