Hello and welcome to my profile.
It takes courage to acknowledge we are struggling with our thoughts and feelings, maybe to be at a point where we don't even understand or recognize ourselves at the moment.
Life can be hard and challenging for many reasons, relationship difficulties, a bereavement or pre-bereavement, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, family conflict or parenting stress, an eating disorder, low self-esteem or loneliness, social anxiety or work stress. Counselling covers many aspects of life and can prove helpful in times of uncertainty and change.
I provide a welcoming, safe and confidential space where together we can look at what's happening in your life and how it is impacting on you, in a supportive atmosphere of calm and respect for who you are now and who you want to be.
Just talking through our worries with a fresh listening ear can be so helpful, it lightens the load and brings a sense of relief. Together we can start to unravel your thoughts and feelings about your situation, the negative impact of the past and how to come to terms with it, understanding the present and gaining more control of it, and by having a new perspective and insight into your situation enables you to see the changes you want to make towards a more positive and hopeful future.
I believe you already hold many of the answers to your problems and I will support you to uncover them and understand yourself better by finding those answers.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor which means I am trained in different approaches of counselling, such as Person-Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic, which enables me to tailor my support to each individual person.
Person-Centred counselling works with the values of empathy for the person, being honest and genuine with a person, and of respect and non-judgemental listening to whatever a person may bring to counselling.
Simply put CBT helps us to understand how our thoughts and feelings influence our behaviour, recognizes patterns in behaviour, and offers insight into alternative perspectives and ways of being.
Psychodynamic therapy looks at how the past has influenced our values and beliefs, and shapes the person we are today.
I am based in Eccleshall, Staffordshire, in easy reach of Newport, Telford, Stafford, Stone, Market Drayton and Stoke. Registered with the BACP and work to their ethical framework to provide a high standard of professional care.
If what you've read sounds helpful, you can contact me by giving me a call or text on 07854417232 or drop me an e-mail.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I Hold a University Professional Diploma in psychotherapeutic Counselling.
- Level 3 in Counselling Skills & Theory.
- Level 2 in Helping Skills.
- Level 1 in Counselling Skills.
- I have worked with bereavement and loss in a hospice setting,
- with vulnerable women in a charity setting,
- in a workplace setting with employees
- and with a solvent abuse charity.
- in private practice working with a full range of issues
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
From £40.00 to £70.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I charge £45 per 50 minute session for face to face counselling
I charge £70 per session for couples counselling
I offer a student rate at £40 per session
I offer telephone or online counselling at £40 per session
Payment is accepted by either cash or bank transfer at the start of each session.
Sessions last for 50 minutes.
Weekdays 8.30am to 7.30pm by appointment
I work at 2b Stafford Street, Eccleshall, Staffordshire, ST21 6BH on weekdays
I practice under my own Professional Civil Liability Insurance.
I am registered with the ICO and work with their practices to keep your personal data safe.
I have a current Enhanced DBS certificate to work with Adults.
I attend regular supervision to ensure I am practicing effectively and ethically, to offer the best service to my clients.