How can counselling help?
Making the unconscious conscious - Often certain personal experiences of past or current events can affect us on such a deep, unconscious level that we fail, initially, to recognise the change to our sense of self. The resulting feelings of low self esteem, lack of self worth or little motivation can pervade our everyday lives, creating anxiety, depression or self medicating behaviour such addictions to alcohol, gambling, over eating etc.
I offer counselling that is accepting of your experience, a place to be heard and understood - This positive, supportive environment helps to increase your confidence, to trust your feelings and to therefore be confident in your own ability to change and lead a happier life. This shared exploration of your life experience can increase your self awareness and so begin the process of self healing and the letting go of detrimental behaviours.
Making the the decision to begin counselling is daunting - I am therefore happy to have an informal and open discussion with you by phone or email to help see if you want to move on to working together.
This provides you with an opportunity to see if you will be happy to work with me and to explore what you want from counselling sessions.
Counselling is a collaborative process - so it is vital that you feel comfortable and able to express yourself without feeling guarded or worried about being judged. A strong therapeutic relationship is key to a successful outcome, where both parties are open and honest, and if after our initial discussion you feel you would like to continue, we can then agree the number of sessions in respect of your needs.
I work from an integrative approach in working collaboratively with what works best for you. I offer short and long term counselling from premises in South Petherton and Ilminster, at a cost of £40.00 for an 1 hour session.
Training, qualifications & experience
* BSc.Hons Psychology
* CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
* CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
* CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills
* Cruse Bereavement Care trained volunteer
* Life coaching skills
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
It's important that you find the right counsellor for you so I offer a free, initial telephone consultation which enables us to discuss what you hope to gain from counselling, any queries you may have about the process and for you to assess how you feel about working together with me.
There after - £40.00 for an 1 hour session