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BSc, Dip., MBACP Registered

About me

How counselling can help

Sometimes life can be difficult – we can struggle with overwhelming feelings which make us feel anxious or low and it can be hard to see the way ahead. Maybe there is something specific such as a traumatic life event or a relationship where we need time to understand and process our feelings. If this sounds familiar, then my counselling approach can help you to regain some strength, control and to see your choices more clearly. Counselling can help us to understand why we are feeling as if life is a struggle and help us to start living in a way which is more true to ourselves. My approach is warm and empathetic and I offer a safe space in which to explore feelings, seeking to understand your unique experience in an accepting and non-judgemental way.

My Approach

I strongly believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is the key to allowing healing and change to take place. By hearing your own voice and sharing your thoughts and feelings with me, we can work together to explore what has brought you to therapy and help you to find a way forward which is right for you.

Because everyone is unique, I practise an Integrative approach to counselling which brings together elements of different therapies to suit individual needs. This reflects my belief that there is no single way to understand another person and that, by seeking to understand and value your experience, I can provide the best therapy for you.

I offer short and long term counselling, depending on your needs. Short term counselling will focus on your immediate problems and help you find a way to manage them. Longer term counselling helps you to have a deeper understanding of issues and, as we work together, to develop insights, understanding and self-acceptance.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course, Gold Book Standard)
  • SIRPA level 2 qualification in helping clients who experience chronic pain
  • Extensive training in counselling adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and all forms of sexual violence
  • I  am committed to ongoing professional development and attend workshops, lectures, seminars and study
  • I have experience of working with clients who have experienced:
  • Sexual trauma and adult survivors of sexual abuse
  • Difficult family relationships
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Domestic abuse & recovering from narcissistic abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Low self-esteem
  • Issues regarding loss of identity/purpose in life
  • Menopause
  • Work related stress

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

£40 for a 50 minute session, payable at the end of each session. I am able to offer reduced rates for a limited time to people on low income and students but places are limited.

I believe that it is important you feel comfortable talking to me and that you feel ready to come to counselling. For that reason, there is no charge for the initial assessment session.

Cancellation policy: I require 24 hours’ notice, otherwise the full fee will be due.

When I work

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Please contact me for my availability.

Further information

Thinking about having counselling can be daunting.  If you wish to discuss your feelings, please contact me confidentially by phone or email and I will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

If you wish to go ahead with counselling, please contact me to make an appointment for an assessment session. At this session we can get to know each other and explore your reasons for coming to counselling. After the session I will give you a couple of days to decide if you feel comfortable working with me, after which we can arrange our next session and discuss how many sessions you feel you would need.

Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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