During this very difficult time of uncertainty and social isolation, anxiety is running particularly high and it can be very helpful to talk this through with someone confidentially.
I would normally offer in person sessions along with telephone sessions, however during the current circumstances I can now offer counselling sessions online, either using zoom video link or whatsapp video link, but the room i use is a covid secure environment. I also understand at the moment that finances maybe a concern for many, taking that into account I can offer sessions at a reduced rate by arrangement,for those affected, my normal rate for counselling is £45 per session or £60 per supervision session
If you would be interested in counselling, please contact me via the above number. I have worked as a counsellor for the past 15 years working for 3 local charities, specialising in bereavement and loss and also a wide range of mental health issues. In addition I also facilitate a monthly support group for mum's who have lost a child and I am a qualified supervisor.
How counselling/psychotherapy can help you
You maybe seeking therapy due to distress over coronavirus, anxiety, depression or a recent bereavement.
Maybe you need help with anger issues or your past experiences or maybe childhood issues, therapy can help you to explore your feelings and life experiences, giving you a greater understanding of yourself.
Whatever you are struggling with, I am here to listen and help you move forward towards a more positive future.
My counselling approach
I offer an intergrative approach, which draws on a variety of theories and perspectives depending on your needs. I am a firm believer in the therapeutic relationship that is formed between the client and counsellor and therefore my aim in therapy is to offer you empathy, a warm, genuine and non judgemental approach, enabling you to explore your issues at your own pace, facilitating positive change
What I offer as a therapist
I offer both short and long-term one to one counselling and psychotherapy to adults of all ages. I am very mindful of your need to feel comfortable during therapy sessions and I recognise that it takes alot of courage to explore often raw and painful emotions, I therefore offer a safe, comfortable space in a rural setting with parking and I am also working from a rented room at the therapy quarters in Newcastle_under _Lyme
I am also a qualified supervisor and can offer supervision sessions for an hour and and a half
Therapy sessions last 50 mins and can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly to suit your needs
What to expect at your first counselling session
During your first session, I will ask for some brief details about you and a brief overview of your reasons for accessing therapy. You may wish to ask questions and how long therapy will last. There is no set answer to this, some clients may need a few sessions, whilst others may need longer term therapy, it is individual
I have availability every evening between 6pm and 9pm and on a Friday, between 10 am and 6pm and also on a Saturday morning between 9.30 am and 12pm(at the moment I can offer sessions mon-fri between 10am and 6pm)
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma In the theory and practice of counselling_stoke on Trent college
- University certificate in counselling_ Staffordshire University
- Certificate in relationship counselling_macclesfield college
- Introduction to counselling, level 1 and 2_ Leek college
- Accreditation(BACP British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Continuing professional development
I regularly attend CPD workshops on various topics:-
- Loss and bereavement
- Working with suicide
- Depression and anxiety
- Level 2 and 3 safeguarding children
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
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£45 a session for counselling
£60 a session for supervision (1 and a half hours)
I work within and adhere to the ethical framework of the BACP and I work within the parameters of GDPR and I am fully insured. I also have an enhanced DBS certificate
Between 5pm and 7.30pm every evening, Monday - Friday and between 9.30am and 6pm on a Friday
The therapies I offer are:-
- Person-centred therapy
- CBT(cognitive behavioural therapy)
- I am a specialist in bereavement and loss
- Solution Focused