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I have worked as a counsellor for over 23 years and provide my clients with counselling from a comfortable, peaceful, private room in Clevedon. I offer long term and short term counselling for individuals from the age of 15 upwards.
You will be offered a safe, respectful non judgemental environment where trust can be built up and you can work through your issues at your own pace and in complete confidence.
I am calm, warm and approachable and view all my clients as individuals with their own unique story.
I have worked with clients of both sexes from all backgrounds and walks of life and am open and flexible in my approach, believing that you should feel free to use your sessions in the way that feels best for you, with us working side by side in our aim to explore, clarify and resolve your difficulties.
I have specialist training in domestic abuse issues for women and the trauma of rape and sexual abuse for both men and women. I work as a sessional counsellor in a charity setting as well as in my own practice.
I also have a great deal of experience of working with adolescents and young people due to having previously worked in a college environment and from working with young people who have experienced abuse, for a specialist organisation.
I have completed COSRT training for working with couples and sexual relationships.
I am committed to my ongoing professional development, receive regular supervision, keep up to date with current counselling research and regularly attend training courses, workshops and seminars.
I am fully insured.
My practice room is close to the town centre and near to bus routes and there is on street parking nearby.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma In Professional Studies Counselling. University of The West of England. 2000
Certificates in Counselling theory and Counselling practice.1998
Specialist training in Domestic violence.
Specialist training in trauma.
Specialist training in rape and sexual abuse.
Specialist training for working with couples and sexual realtionships.
Specialist training in working with attachment styles.
Additional training in trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, psycho-sexual issues, loss, working with young people, anger issues, eating disorders, attachment and loss, autism/Aspergers, mindfulness, counselling men, dissociation, somatisation.
My training was integrative and I work in a person- centered, humanistic way where the relationship between client and counsellor is crucial in enabling the client's exploration of problems and difficulties.
I am a registered accredited member of the BACP and adhere to it's code of ethics and practice. I am also a member of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice (CAPPP)
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Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I charge £50 per 50 minute session and offer some concessions for people on benefits or very low incomes. For the first (assessment) session I allow a longer time to enable the required information gathering at no extra charge.
When I work
Tuesday-Thursday. Up to 5 pm.