There are very few of us who get away with never having some form of stress in our lives. As much as we may not want to admit it at these times we do need help. A friendly caring counsellor can make more difference than you think to even the seemingly most difficult ( or even smallest) situation. I can work with all areas of concern. Please give me a call if you feel you like you would like to talk about this in more detail.
MY QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS
I primarily use a person centred approach with CBT skills. More often I tend to work integratively, though if I feel a purest approach is required in any particular case then I will use this. I have worked for various Employer Assistance Programs (EAP) for a number of years. My work with EAP's has given me a huge number of skills working with people from all areas of life from the counselling of street cleaners to medical consultants through the BMA. I really enjoy my work, nothing beats the thrill of feeling you have helped someone get to the emotional place they want to be in their lives. As a result of my significant experience I am able to work directly with employees cutting out the EAP intermediary.
As a person centred counsellor using an integrative approach I am able to work with all forms of difficulties. Some examples are anxiety and depression, relationship issues ( not couple counselling), , employment problems, bullying, confidence and low self esteem, trauma, rape and sexual abuse, historic childhood abuse, domestic violence, loss/ bereavement, suicidal thoughts. Middle years crisis, health (in particular ME/Fibromyalgia), bereavement.
I have worked with just as many men as women. There is no doubt men find it more difficult to make contact with counsellors but with statistics ever growing in relation to men of certain ages being more likely to commit suicide it is intrinsically important they seek help and do not feel they are a failure for doing so.
If you are incapacitated in some way I can even travel to you. Along with my many skills in all areas of need I also I have several years experience working as a counsellor with long term health issues
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualification is a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy gained from the University of Warwick. I have several years experience counselling in all areas of difficulty. I worked for a number of years counselling with people who had suffered rape and sexual abuse as well as domestic violence. I have also worked for charities for people having varying difficulties in their lives so I am experienced in working with all forms of difficulties.
I have also been trained in Trauma counselling.
I have a fully up to date DBS Clearance.
And have full personal indemnity insurance.
As noted earlier I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Pyschotherists. MBACP
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
Do you suffer from ME And/ Or Fibromyalgia?
I have worked as a specialist ME and Fibromyalgia counsellor for many years ( I worked for the ME association for several years). Often counselling can help this holistic illness by talking through the frustrations and the unfairness in the way it impacts on your every day life. I am an opponent of the NHS aprroach using Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) and CBT. I believe this illness can 'improve' in time using combination of good quality counselling and PACEING. Please feel free to call me if you want to talk about this further. Sessions for people with chronic illness can be reduced to 1/2 hr if necessary to conserve energy. Either face to face, over the phone, Skype (video or audio). Or via e mail.
£38 Telephone, Skype, Video, Audio, FaceTime and e mail.
I am also experienced in working with employees through EAP for organisations and businesses. Please contact me for further information. My charge for EAP counselling is £50 per session.
Daytime work, evenings and weekends by arrangement.
If working with a client face to face I am able to work in Coventry, leamington Spa, Kenilworth, Nuneaton.