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I have been counselling since 1997 offering individuals, couples, young people and families the opportunity to explore, understand and change. My approach is integrative, shaped by psychodynamic, person-centred and systemic theoretical perspectives. I can offer short term solution focused counselling or work to a more open ended contract.
I always aim to adapt my approach to suit the needs of my clients. I can offer sessions in the village of Rock in North Worcestershire or by telephone if required.
Training, qualifications & experience
After graduating with a degree in Behavioural Sciences I joined Relate in 1996. Initially I trained to work with couples. Now I am also qualified to work as a family counsellor and with young people (aged 10-20). I have worked in a broad range of settings including G.P. surgeries, schools, hospitals and children's centres. I also use EMDR to help clients overcome trauma.
BSc (Hons) Behavioural Sciences
Relate Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling
Certificate in Systemic Practice in Family Counselling
Relate Certificate Working with Young People
I am a Registered Member of BACP
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Free ten minute telephone consultation if required.
Individuals, Couples and families £40 per session.
Concessions and unwaged Young People £25 per session
When I work
All week. Daytimes and evenings
I can provide telephone counselling if needed. I have recently trained to do group work with clients with sexual addiction. I have also completed training to work with perpetrators of domestic violence in a group setting.