Listening to you and understanding you are very important aspects in the work I do as a counsellor in my home clinic 'Counselling Northampton' 07881 725536 or 01604 760996. I will carefully select and use different aproaches and theoretical models to create an individual and effective service, that aims to meet your therapeutic needs at all times. Life can be challenging for many reasons, for example, if a loved one (including a pet) dies and we struggle with our grief, or we become depressed, feel anxious, sad, angry or alone, or our personal circumstances change and our sense of security feels threatened. Facing such personal dilemas can seem daunting and we may instinctively know we need help, but sometimes friends and family are just not able to give us the support we need. As a professional counsellor I can offer you a non-judgemental and safe place where you can explore your problems and learn how to make the decisions and changes that you need to, in order to lead a happier and more fulfilling life.
Other areas of concern that I am able to help you with can be found in the list, further down this page.
My Aim as a counsellor is to help you acknowledge and understand your perceptions and beliefs about your world, and how they have created who you are and even some of the problems you are presently experiencing. This may challenge you on many levels but through our therapeutic alliance of talking together and exploring your experiences in a safe environment, you can start the process of changing some of the ways you think and therefore feel about your situation. As your confidence increases your emotional and psychological health will also strengthen. Achieving this will enable you to rely on your self and your own abilities more effectively and therefore to deal more successfully with whatever life puts your way. I believe there need to be some crucial components within the counsellor/client relationship to allow this to happen and these are trust, respect, empathy and the reassurance of confidentiality. All of these are a priority in my practice and support my philosophy and beliefs regarding the work I have chosen to do.
Personal Website (please see the above link) - this will give you other character information that will help you to make a more informed choice about the therapist you may be choosing to work with, in what is possibly one of the most personally challenging and yet most rewarding things you will ever do.
Important information about costs, duration and cancellation of sessions can be found in the 'Fees' section.
Training, qualifications & experience
My diplomas were achieved with Chrysalis and I have been in private practice in my home clinic Counselling Northampton in Wootton for seven years.
Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Dist)
Diploma in Advanced Counselling & Psychotherapy (Dist)
Certificate in Living and Working with PTSD
Fusion Therapeutic Coach
*Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society (MCS Acc.)
*Professional Member of The Hypnotherapy Society (M.H.S.)
Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Accredited Learning and Training Initiative
Continuing Professional Development (CPD):-
Inner Child Workshop
Exploring Attachment Narratives in Families
Working with Couples in Counselling
Emotional Development of Children
Rational/Emotional/Behaviour Therapy with Windy Dryden
Bereavement and Loss
Working with Complex Trauma
Equine Assisted Learning in the Therapeutic Process
Gestalt Theory and Practice
How to Work When Therapy Is Not Working
The Person Centred Way of creatively working with clients
Supporting Partners of Sex Addicts
As a member of the above professional/organisational bodies* you can be reassured I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy respectively, and subject to their Professional Conduct Procedures.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Grief related to the loss of a beloved pet. This can be a very traumatic experience for some people, especially if the pet was a special companion after the death of a spouse. I aim to offer sincere empathic understanding with this type of loss.
Concessions offered for
My fees are:
£50 per hourly session.
PLEASE NOTE: each session is paid for in advance so at your first visit the cost will be £100.
*If you book and pay for 6 sessions in advance you will receive the 6th session free* so you pay £250.
Payment by cash or cheque will be required at the close of the session.
Consessions are available to clients who provide relevant documentation.
I also offer reduced fees to STUDENT COUNSELLORS. Please contact me for details.
CANCELLATIONS - 24 hrs notice is required please, or the full fee will be charged.
Please contact me to arrange a mutually suitable time.