Are you grieving due to a major life change, a loss of any kind or a bereavement? If so, I can help. If you are seeking a Counsellor right now, you may be experiencing a variety of difficult and overwhelming emotions and feelings.
Grief can manifest with feelings of depression, helplessness, numbness, anxiety, shock and isolation, to name a few.
A major life change or transition?
Trying to cope with the bereavement of a loved one?
A relationship may have ended?
A change of job or you have experienced redundancy?
The loss of your health or a recent diagnosis?
Maybe you have lost your identity, your trust or your hope? Feeling unsafe, unsure or confused?
I believe that many of the troubles and difficulties that we experience arise from losses and changes in life.
Our view of the world and our identity is rooted in our relationships with others, where we live, and our roles in society. When there is loss or change this can lead to overwhelming grief and cast us into unknown territory.
Grief naturally follows a loss of any kind and can feel difficult to navigate on your own. The feelings and emotions that arise can be overwhelming and all consuming. You may worry about leaving an impact on others around you, what they might think about you. Maybe it feels like everyone is walking on egg shells around you, extra pressure and expectations can send us further along that downward spiral.
I specialise in working with adults who are grieving from loss, a life change or transition.
I am here to offer you a place to explore, understand and work with these feelings and emotions, away from expectations and judgment. I will really listen to you, helping you to reach a place of greater peace and a way to move forward in a different life.
Counselling can really help when everything feels too much. Like you are struggling to make sense of things. It gives you the chance to tell your story, without needing to hold back. When we feel safe, supported and heard, we can reach a place of greater self understanding and feel empowered.
If you would like to find out more, you can contact me directly or have a look through my website. I can usually see clients within a week of enquiry and try to make the process as simple and stress free for you as I can.
I will reply to every enquiry. If you have not heard back from me within 24 hours, please check your junk mail as sometimes emails can end up there.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) which means that I abide by their framework for Ethical Practice.
I carry out various training courses on a regular basis to keep my skills and knowledge up to date.
My additional training includes the following:
- Diploma - Online Counselling Skills (ACTO accredited) In progress
- Existential contributions to Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Pluralism in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- PCEAT Introduction to Person Centred Expressive Arts Therapy
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Child Bereavement
- Domestic Violence
- Data Protection & record keeping
- Death, Dying & Bereavement
- Autism Awareness
- Working with Suicide & Self harm
Before training as a Counsellor, I obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology. Alongside this, I hold a Masters degree in Fine Art.
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
I offer a free 20-30 minute initial phone or webcam appointment, where we can meet and find out how counselling could help you. There is no commitment to enter into therapy. The most important thing is finding a counsellor you feel comfortable with.
A one hour session fee is £35.
I know that many people feel they cannot afford therapy. If you feel this applies to you, please get in touch and I will do my best to help accommodate a fee that fits in with your budget.
Concessions offered for
I understand that coming to counselling can be a daunting experience, so I am happy to answer any queries or concerns you may have to help you decide if counselling is right for you. You can contact me by email or phone.