Being bereaved in the pandemic has presented additional challenges and impacted on your grieving. COVID may have meant you were unable to say goodbye to your loved one. You may feel stuck, going over and over again what happened struggling to make sense of everything. Anger, sadness, anxiety and depression, loneliness and fearing the future. Those recovering from a life changing illness, including long COVID, may face uncertainty and struggle with the loss of health, relationships and work. Facing the future can be daunting. You may be angry feeling that people don't understand what you are going through. I can help working with you to find a way forward.
What to expect in your first session
In the introductory session we can look at what is troubling you and how counselling could help.
I see clients as unique individuals with differing life experiences which can be challenging to manage. Facing change in our lives can be daunting. When difficulties arise it can be helpful to have support to gain insight and find a way forward. I offer a warm, open, non-judgemental and confidential safe space through gentle challenge in a supportive therapeutic relationship. Talking through thoughts, feelings, behaviour and emotions. I am an Integrative Counsellor - blending different counselling approaches including person centred, psychodynamic, existential and cognitive behavioural therapy. I am interested in the mind, body, soul connection and bringing this into awareness can help to make sense of issues from the past affecting the present and helping with everyday issues and problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diploma in Integrative Counselling.
BA (Hons) Health and Social Care.
I am a Bereavement volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care since 2015.
I have previously worked as a Bereavement volunteer in a hospice for 3 years.
I am a volunteer counsellor in a counselling centre.
I have worked in healthcare and the local community.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP. I work according to the BACP Ethical Code of Practice. I have full professional indemnity insurance. I have regular supervision to ensure that I am working in the best interests of my clients. I have an enhanced DBS check. I undertake ongoing professional development including attending workshops and reading counselling research.
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - 8 day course.
- Mental Health First Aid - 2 day training
- ASSIT- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Adult Safeguarding Training
- Autism - Higher Level Basic Awareness
- Dementia Awareness Training - 2 days
- Hoarding Awareness workshop
- PTSD workshop
- Infant Loss study day
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
£40.00 per session
£40 per session (50 minutes)
Initial session £20 for 50 minutes.
Wednesday and Friday afternoons
Tuesday and Thursday mornings