As a counsellor, I recognise that each person brings a unique set of issues that are as individual as they are. I can offer an integrated approach to therapy, utilising the person centered skills that build a trusting relationship, whilst delivering a professional, caring approach to therapy in a safe environment.
Each person is treated as an individual in a respectful, understanding and non-judgemental way whatever the circumstances are that bring them into therapy. I adhere to the BACP code of ethics where confidentiality and professionalism combine to offer a quality service.
I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to facilitate the desired changes those that come for therapy want to make. I can offer each person a tailor made therapy that will ensure you live the life you deserve. A happier, more fulfilled life and to be the person you want to be, with the ability, knowledge and understanding that can help you cope with life's difficult situations, whatever they may be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been trained and CRB checked by the Samaritans before embarking on my counselling career. I have experience in dealing with those people suffering in a crisis and/or suicidal.
My Qualifications are:-
I am a registered and Senior accredited member of the BACP and have the following Qualifications
Counselling Skills Certificate with Distinction
Advanced Counselling Skills & Theory (Level 3) with Distinction
Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Theory with Distinction
Creative Therapy - Art and Imagery - Diploma with Distinction
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Diploma with Distinction
Training Skills Diploma with Distinction
Diploma in Supervision of counsellors and therapists - with Distinction
The Berne Institute Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis
Diploma in Psychotherapy with Distinction
I have experience working in two busy GP Surgeries where I worked with individuals with a varied range of issues that are as unique as they are. These include, grief & loss, health related issues & terminal illness, relationship problems, separation, divorce, financial and debt related issues, job and study related problems, bullying, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, infertility, PTSD, abuse, eating disorders and chronic pain.
I also see individuals in private practice, working from a dedicated private room from home. The location is rural, and located in a tranquil environment which is ideal for working through emotional issues.
NOW OFFERING - WEEKEND PROCESS GROUPS
13 hours of Continuing Personal Development for therapists
£200 per person
Saturday 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday – 10 am – 4 pm
Group process of no more than, 8 people
You are invited bring your personal reflections on self, personal issues that you feel the group may help with.
Free association work
Offering a therapeutic, safe environment
Exploration of self on a deeper level
Self-awareness is key to change
As we never cease to learn about ourselves, group work can be invaluable for us to develop an awareness of how we impact others and how others can impact us. Groups can help us to begin to trust in the process of a group and trust in others within the safety of the group, in a confidential setting.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a qualified Supervisor of Counsellors & Therapists to Diploma level