Do you feel you need help, support, someone to listen? You do have a choice….
Now and again, we experience problems. You may feel that no one understands what you are going through or no one is listening or has the time for you. You may feel that there is no one there for you or that you do not wish to share these feelings and emotions with your friends or family. Sometimes we feel sad or angry but are not sure why, or feel our progress is hampered by something we cannot figure out. Confidential 1-1 counselling may be an option for you to choose.
My aim, as your counsellor, is to provide a supportive, non-judgemental, confidential and safe environment for you to share your story. I believe that we all have the ability to change and that each person has the potential for growth within himself or herself.
I work as an integrative* counsellor; so whilst working together and with your choices always at the heart of the process, we may draw upon insights from a variety of counselling theories. Together we may explore the past, the present or the future, at your pace and I will not judge you or influence your decisions.
One of the ways I work is to look at how past experiences may be carried across to the present and I am mindful of how this may impact on you and the counselling relationship. The aim of the work undertaken is not just to relieve pressing issues of the moment, but also to create the hope of a more optimistic future.
Each person I meet is an individual, no single approach suits one issue or person. Together the counselling relationship will evolve to suit presenting needs. This may entail a more practical solution focused approach, perhaps looking at habitual behaviour. Often to be able to talk in a non judgemental, safe environment helps in itself.
I work in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. All within around a 12 mile radius of South Cerney, Stroud, Cheltenham, Swindon, and Cricklade
Please get in touch either by email or leave a message on my answerphone I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experienced specific training regarding relationships, stress, trauma, dreams, depression, understanding LGBTQ perspectives and many specific mental health issues, addiction, self-harm/injury, eating disorders, autism, disruptive attachment, bereavement, CBT for depression, PTSD, OCD, Personality disorder, mindfulness, Moving on from separation and divorce and group therapy.
Professional Training and Development
- Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Foundation degree in Therapeutic counselling.
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency and registered.
- I am committed to regular monthly clinical supervision.
- I have a full DBS check (Disclosure & Barring Service).
- Certificate in Supervision awarded by Willows Counselling.
I also offer 1-1 or group mindfulness techniques; bearing in mind, we have 60,000 emotion evoking thoughts a day. These may clutter our mind and create chaotic thinking, through self-reflection regarding these thoughts, feelings and sensations we may get a better understanding of ourselves.
*What is integrative counselling?
"Integrative therapy, or integrative counselling is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations."
23 May 2014
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Initial contact session: Token fee £20.00
Subsequent sessions: £45.00
These fees may vary depending on your circumstances. Payment on day of session by bank transfer or cheque, thank you.
Concessions are available, please ask and we can have a chat about this.
24 hours notice is required for cancellation to avoid fee payment.
Please contact me if you wish to arrange a time that is convenient for you. Sessions will be in a comfortable and confidential room with easy parking.
If you have any other questions please email me or give me a call, I hope to get back to you at the latest within 24 hours
If you give me a call or email me with your preferences I will see if I have free appointment times. I do not work weekends as CPD courses are usually at these times.
I offer short and long term 1-1 counselling where you will be able to explore your feelings, behaviour and thoughts, where new perspectives, new possibilities and strengths can be discovered, where new decisions can be made if necessary which will enable to you live a more creative, resourceful and satisfying life.
Places of work, past and present
- Private practice
- N.H.S LIFT Psychology (AWP) (1-1 in Surgeries) - Swindon
- EAP therapist
- Volunteer - Supervisor Willows Counselling - Swindon
- Working with alcohol and drug addictions at SWADS - Swindon
- Working with Self-harm issues PASH – Swindon
- Working with young families Brockworth children’s Centre - Gloucester
- TAG - Trauma and abuse group LINK
- FFP - First Person Plural LINK
- SCPN - Swindon Counsellors and Psychotherapy Network Gr
I am also registered with various Employee Assistance programmes Including BUPA and PAM.