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I am a BACP registered Person-Centred Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor. I work with young people aged 11 years and up and adults.
I have over 20 years’ experience of counselling young people aged between 11-25 years, firstly working for the Norfolk County Council and then for MAP, a Norwich-based charity organisation.
My own personal experience of having counselling with a person-centred counsellor was so positive it propelled me into wanting to offer it to others, particularly young people who may not have access to an independent adult that they talk to confidentially.
How counselling can help:
My aim is to offer a confidential, safe space and non-judgemental supportive relationship, hopefully helping you to begin exploring and gain understanding of why you feel the way you do. This sometimes can mean reviewing and working through past influences and life events and how they may be affecting you in the present.
Working through how we think and feel with someone independent can really be helpful. This self-exploration can be an opportunity for personal development and growth, bringing about positive changes in how we feel about ourselves and others.
Working with young people:
I am able to work in more flexible, creative ways with all ages but especially where young people may find self-expression and just talking difficult. working creativlely, however, is not easy over Zoom so any young person who is considering the idea of counselling my need to decide if talking on the phone or Zoom feels right for them.
To make contact:
You can contact me without obligation by email or on my mobile; please leave a voice message or send a text and I will contact you as soon as I can.
I would be happy to talk to you and answer any questions you have and explain a bit more about how I work.
What to expect in your first session:
I am happy to arrange a first session at a lower rate of £25. This will give you an opportunity to meet me and for me to hear about what has brought you to counselling. You can then see if what I am offering is right for you and decide how we might work together.
For the younger ones, it may feel appropriate to have a first meeting with a parent or carer, which is fine too.
Sessions are usually 50 mins often on a weekly basis at the same time, but this can be negotiated.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling -UEA 2004
Masters in Counselling -UEA 2005
And many one day /two day training courses informing my practice in the areas below.
I have had 20 years experience counselling young people aged between 11-25 yrs.
Clients I work with :-
Adults, young people.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am working online via Zoom or on the telephone due to the corona virus.