Feeling lost? Broken? Confused? Anxious or Depressed? Without hope? Life not making sense? Need to talk? …. Someone to listen?
Restoration Counselling offers a safe, confidential space to talk through your concerns with a trained, professional Counsellor. A place to heal, rebuild, restore, and become all you were meant to be.
I work from home in private practice, providing short-term Counselling & longer-term Psychotherapy for a broad range of issues, including: Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Despair, Difficulties after Abortion, Divorce, Grief, Low Self-Confidence/Low Self-Esteem, Loneliness, Loss, Miscarriage, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Pregnancy-related issues, Relationship problems, Sadness, Separation, Stillbirth, Stress, Trauma.
I trained as an Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist at Heartwood Institute of Counselling & Psychotherapy in Dartington, Devon. I believe each person to be uniquely individual, having differing thoughts, feelings and responses to life experiences.
I work using integrative approaches and interventions from Gestalt theory, Person-Centred, Body Process, Inner Child and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). I also offer a range of creative counselling resources.
As a qualified Supervisor, I provide person-centred Supervision for qualified and trainee Counsellors.
NB: If you make contact by email, I will respond usually within 24 hours. If you do not receive a reply, please could you check all inboxes including junk mail, as sometimes emails can end up there. Thank you!
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
- CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
- Foundation Degree in Counselling (Open University).
- Diploma in Person-Centred Supervision
- I'm a Registered & Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) - Reg MBACP (Accred)
- I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions.
- Committed to attending regular Continuous Professional Development training /workshops.
- Registered Accredited Professional Member of the National Counselling Society - (MNCS Prof Accred)
- I have particular experience with working with women survivors of childhood sexual abuse, as well as working with individuals and couples around any pregnancy-related crises or loss (including unplanned pregnancy, grief counselling for those facing the loss of a baby through either miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death, and those facing emotional difficulties after termination).
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Inner child - I have experience of working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and working with the Inner Child to help bring release and healing from deep-rooted trauma.
Attended a Transactional Analysis (TA101) weekend training at The Iron Mill Institute, Exeter in 2014.
Qualified in Open University's 'Foundation Degree in Counselling' in 2014.
Clinical Supervisor - I qualified with a Diploma in Person-Centred Supervision in July 2016.
I regularly attend a variety of workshops and training days to update my skills and knowledge.
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£25 Initial assessment session - 60 minutes.
Further sessions - £50 per 60-minute session.
I offer a reduced rate for counselling for student counsellors at £40 per session.
As a qualified Supervisor, my fees are:
£50 per hour, or £75 per 1.5 hours.
Student rates available for student counsellors and charities (£40 per hour).
Please contact me for group supervision rates.
I have a limited number of concessionary places for those on a low income. Please ask for further details. (I will work with up to 3 clients at a reduced rate at any one time).
Mainly available Thursday's & Friday's. I may be able to offer other days/times, including some evenings, so please ask as I can often be flexible.
I offer a caring, compassionate, confidential, safe space either face to face, by telephone or online via Zoom video for you to talk through whatever is troubling you. I'm sensitive, respectful and non-judgmental, and believe no issue or problem is too small or trivial for counselling.
I appreciate it can take a lot of courage to start counselling, and even to make initial contact. It also takes time to build up safety and trust. If it's difficult to share or to put feelings into words, I also offer creative ways of working that may help you express your thoughts and feelings safely.
Although I provide counselling for a variety of issues, I have specific interest and experience in working with bereavement, loss, abuse and trauma.