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How Counselling Can Help
Sometimes we all need support. Sometimes our problems can seem overwhelming and without solution. Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. My aim is to offer a warm, non-judgemental space from which you can explore your issues, develop greater self-awareness and be supported in finding the best way forward to a happier and more balanced life
What To Expect in the First Session
During our first session I will be gathering information about you and your life. I will be asking you about what has brought you to therapy, your current situation and your personal history. We will discuss what your goals are for therapy and what you would like to achieve from your counselling sessions. This forms part of an assessment that helps me better understand your problems.
As an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and EMDR therapist I work with adults with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, relationship issues and bereavement. I am also a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist, an approach that explores the thought, feelings and behaviour that are at the root of many of life's issues.
Each client is unique, as is each counselling relationship and therapy is more likely to be effective when you can trust and feel comfortable with your counsellor. Please feel free to contact me and we can talk through any concerns you may have to ensure you feel comfortable sharing them with me.
If I am unable to answer your call then please leave me a message or contact me via email or text and I will return your call as soon as I can. I try to do this within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) in Counselling - University of Gloucester
- Foundation Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - University of Worcester
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) - EMDR Centre London
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Cruse trained Bereavement Counsellor
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
- Sudden and Traumatic Death (Cruse Bereavement Care)
- A Child's Grief (Cruse Bereavement Care)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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
I have experience of working with young people, adults and the elderly with a wide range of issues. I have specialist experience of working with bereavement and loss, adolescent issues and low self-esteem.
£60.00 - £85.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
FREE initial telephone consultation.
Counselling/Psychotherapy - £60 per session (50 minutes)
EMDR Therapy - £85 per session (75-90 minutes)
Payment by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
When I work
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.
I am currently available daytimes and Monday evenings. I offer short term and long term therapy. There is ample free parking in Daventry
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework, this includes attending regular supervision to ensure I practice ethically and safely.