I have experience of working with a diverse range of client issues. Part of my values and beliefs are that each of us are individual, with our own unique lives. As humans, we can experience issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, or feelings of hopelessness, loneliness, being overwhelmed, angry or vulnerable. This can be caused by current life events, or through experiencing trauma, both in the present or in the past. These are general terms which only touch the surface of what these feelings personally mean to each of us, and how they may have an impact on our relationships, health and wellbeing. I practice person-centred therapy, which means that counselling will be a way of discovering what these issues, past and present, mean personally to you and your life.
I understand how difficult it can feel to reach out, but I believe that when we do share these experiences which are causing distress it can allow us the space to hear our own voice and needs. I offer warmth, compassion and honesty. In a confidential and non-judgemental environment, exploration may help to bring more understanding, or clarity, allowing you to be able to move forward, or find ways of managing current life situations. I work at a pace you are comfortable with, and with any issues you choose to bring to therapy to explore.
I offer short and long term therapy. Session cost is £40.
If you would like to book a session then please phone or text me on 07928 336094. If I am unable to answer your call then please leave a voicemail message and I will return your call as soon as possible. Calls will not be returned to a number if a message is not left. If you would rather email then please use the profile email option. I will reply to your email as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours). I will always respond to emails, please check spam/junk as emails do not always go directly to inbox.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling Studies (University of Essex)
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Essex)
Counselling studies level 2
Certificate - Introduction to Domestic Violence Certificate - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Certificate - Gestalt in Action Incorporating Psychodramatic Techniques Certificate - Working Therapeutically with Military Personnel with PTSD and their Families.
Polyvagal Informed Masterclass - Deb Dana
Polyvagal Theory in Action.
Janina Fisher's Integrative Trauma Treatment Masterclass
Working with Shame - Carolyn Spring
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am currently practicing from rooms at Life Force, 3 East Hill, in the Centre of Colchester. This is situated within easy access to public transport and there are car parks close by on East Hill and Priory Street.
As a registered member of the BACP I am committed to working professionally and ethically, and I attend regular supervision to ensure this. I am also committed to furthering my knowledge by attending courses as part of my Continuing Professional Development.
I hold a current enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) certificate