Everyone who comes to Roots for help with difficulties and challenges that is impacting daily life are treated individually as there is no one size fits all therapeutic method. It is a bespoke process tailored in a way to work at a pace that suits you and is designed specifically to meet your needs. All clients that come to Roots are provided a structured, boundaried environment in which to manage safety and confidentiality. This ensures maximum therapeutic potential in an ethical manner as guided by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
By building a trusting therapeutic alliance with you, and the decisions for the direction of therapy led by you we are able to initiate the process for understanding and lasting change/development.
I named my practice Roots because I believe strongly in the impact our childhood experiences, and past behaviours have on our current life positions. Consciously, or unconsciously, we act in a ways that were modelled to us at an early age and sometimes those lessons are incompatible with the person you've grown to be. Learning that these behaviours can be re-modelled for the life you're currently experiencing can bring about significant development and growth. 'The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence, the past is a place of learning, not a place of living' - Roy T Bennett.
My client experience and training highlight my work with young people, bereaved clients, anxiety, depression, suicidal behaviour, and other presenting challenges that clients have struggled with.
One of the most important decisions in coming to therapy is choosing the right counsellor for you. Many profiles are similar and it can be difficult to choose. My advice is to make contact with a few and see how you relate to that counsellor. Investing in yourself is a fantastic way to look after you and I value your investment as much as you do.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) qualification
Place2be Children's Counselling Training
HIV/AIDS Awareness workshop
Working with Metaphor
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder in children
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- £35 - £50
You can find more information on my website and also find us on Instagram @rootscounselling
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My Counselling room is on the 4th floor but there is an elevator available and a ramp up into the building.
Monday to Thursday evenings in Swindon.
Friday sessions available in Croydon.