Anxiety about returning to work or going out after lockdown is normal – you are not the only one who feels this way.
Being told to socially-distance, self-isolate and protect others can take away your power and belief in your own abilities. This can lead to low self-esteem and maybe depression and panic attacks.
Doing the right thing for society, loved ones, for yourself can feel like a huge pressure. Do you find yourself doing what you think you should do or being criticised for doing what you want?
Lockdown may have highlighted family or relationship issues that had been bearable when you did not have to spend so much time together. Small things can have big impacts.
If some or any of the above is true for you, particularly in these times, it is absolutely understandable. I will work with you to assess the options you really do have, challenge self-limiting beliefs and change behaviours that are no longer helpful. You are not alone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and executive coach. I have worked in the private and public sectors; leading people, projects and organisations. I support people to make changes and find solutions, both personal and professional.
I have worked with some people on defined, short-term issues (4-6 sessions) and with others over much longer periods of time (open-ended).
We all face times when life does not run smoothly: stress, anxiety, financial worries, broken relationships, loss – to name but a few. Sometimes, finding a way though may not be straight forward, particularly when you feel that others don’t understand or don’t have time for you. Counselling and coaching offers a safe, neutral environment to help you decide what to do differently.
- Counselling – First class BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling, FdA Humanistic Counselling
- Coaching – Post Grad. Dip. Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring
- Professional – MSc Human Resource Management
- Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Accredited)
- Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
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
- Counselling sessions – 50 minutes: £50:00
- Couple's counselling session - 75 minutes: £75:00
- Coaching sessions – 80 minutes: £90:00
I offer a range of appointment times; including some early morning and evening sessions that enable you to meet work, family and personal commitments.