I have worked as a Psychological Therapist in and around Gloucestershire with adults, children and young people since qualifying in 2009.
My background has been working in mental ill health both in nursing and supporting adults back into employment. This work took me into my training to work as a therapist.
I feel the role of a therapist is to explore what is going on in a persons life to cause them psychological distress. Therapists are trained to look beyond the presenting problems to explore possible underlining causes and to equip clients with the resources or "tools" so they can understand themselves to then improve their personal situation.
I work with adults, couples, children and young people drawing on a range of therapy interventions to suit individual client need after all we are all unique, individual with different values, beliefs and experiences.
Appointments can be offered at various times that include evenings and weekends. Sessions last for 50 mins to 1 hour and can be weekly or fortnightly to suit.
I am a member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework. I have an enhanced CRB and professional liability insurance. I also work with EAP provider (Employment Assisted Provider) and work together with other employers on job retention for those struggling with mental ill health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Training, qualifications & experience
Online Training for counsellors Completion
BA (Hon) Counselling
Post Qualification Diploma in counselling children & adolescents.
Diploma in therapeutic counselling
Certificate in counselling skills
Certificate in Counselling studies
Open University Qualifications in Child Development, Psychology, Social Science
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Photos & videos
£35 Assessment session
£35 For individual one to one session.
£35 online, Skype
£35 Telephone Session
£50 Couples, families - mediation
£40 Local authority Government organisations
Currently undergoing training in Assessment and treatment for those who have experienced abuse. The training includes working with children and adolescents who dissociate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytimes early evenings and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|