A Listening Ear, a Caring Heart and a Helping Hand
Working with Adults, Young People and children
I am a fully qualified, experienced CBT Counsellor. My therapy is personalised to each individuals needs in order to attain goals and find solutions to presenting issues that may be affecting how you feel and behave in your life and relationships. I believe building trust in a safe environment is essential and lies at the heart of my therapy. I believe that whatever the issue is, counselling can help you achieve greater balance and perspective in life.
I have worked with clients from primary and secondary school to senior citizens and from all different backgrounds and ethnicity. I'm particularly experienced with Mental Health issues, Bereavement and Post Traumatic Stress. However I still work with a range of different problems which you can see at the bottom of the page.
If you would like to talk to me and have an initial telephone consultation this can be made without charge.
What is CBT
CBT is a talking therapy which focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour. This helps to develop personal coping strategies that will target solving current problems and looks at practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis. CBT can also help with past issues if it is affecting your present problem. The concept of CBT is that your thoughts, emotions and actions are interconnected, causing you to get trapped in a cycle of negative thoughts and feelings making things worse.
Research shows that CBT can help amend a variety of psychological problems such as:
- Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
- Eating disorders
- Self Harming
CBT can also be affective with other difficulties such as low self-esteem, worry and anger.
What To Expect
CBT is a collaborative approach where we work together to discover the current problems and identify the goals you would like to work towards. In each session we will set an agenda and work together on the presenting issue (s) and i will help you to identify and challenge any unhelpful or negative thinking pattens and behaviour which maybe causing you difficulties. I work using the CBT model, but also integrate person-centred therapy and mindfullness, to provide a nurturing and caring setting to help you on your journey towards finding the answers to your questions and ultimately helping you to reach a successful outcome.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bachelor Of Arts Honours In Counselling and Psychotherapy: University of Gloucestershire
Foundation Degree Science CBT Therapy: University of Worcester
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Degree Training Included
- The Theory and Practice of CBT Counselling
- Human Growth and Development
- Working with Children and Young People
- Working with Grief and Loss
- The Ethics and Law of Working as a Professional Counsellor
- Personal and Professional Development
BACP Registered Member
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
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
On arranging for your first session you will be given an opportunity to ask questions about the Therapy and how I work. This initial session will last about 50 minutes. If you feel that Therapy is the right choice for you we will then arrange weekly or bi-weekly appointments of 50 minutes to an hour at £60 per session.
If at any point you feel that you want to discontinue the sessions then one weeks notice is required.
I can offer evening and weekend appointments as well as daytime and can be flexible to suit your needs.