I am an Integrative Person Centred Counsellor, and CBT trained, with experience practicing both in Private Practice and in the Charity Sector. I offer face to face counselling, telephone and skype counselling according to individual needs. I am qualified to counsel young people from 11 years and adults and have worked with a variety of issues including substance misuse, abuse, bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression to name but a few.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a B.Ed (Hons) in Primary Education, Level 5 Diploma in CBT, Level 5 Certificate in Young People's Counselling, Level 4 Diploma in Counselling and a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Care.
I worked for twenty years as a Teacher and then had a career in a large corporate retail company before training to become a counsellor. After qualifying as an Integrative Person Centred Counsellor, I have had a wide experience through working in addiction and children's services, supporting clients to recover from bullying, domestic violence, abuse, anxiety and depression. My further qualifications in Social Care help enormously in the counselling and support that I can offer to adults. I am also qualified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. This is NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) approved approach for effectively treating a very wide range of mental illness including depression and anxiety. I support you to identify patterns of behaviour, thinking and emotional responses to help you through a process of change and development.
I also enjoy working with children and young people and am qualified to support those aged 11 years and upwards. Young people are offered a creative approach (including art, modelling, role-play), which I find helps them to cope with abuse, bullying, low self-esteem, bereavement, separation, divorce, anxiety, exam pressure and identify future life choices. I have attended further training to support family work for Brief Family Therapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I currently charge £50 for 50 minutes. Young People's sessions are between 40-50 minutes depending on the maturity and concentration levels of the child.
It is sometimes difficult to decide whether Counselling is for you. Please feel free to contact me and have an initial chat about what is bothering you. You will be able to decide whether I am someone you feel able to talk to and I invite you to have an initial session with no obligation to continue. Please be reassured that the space I offer is completely confidential and safe.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available on weekdays and also run sessions on a Saturday morning.
Types of client