As a registered, qualified and experienced counsellor I provide a safe, warm and confidential environment to work together and address your difficulties.
Are you feeling 'stuck,' depressed generally, following a bereavement perhaps? Do you feel angry, anxious or lacking in confidence or a 'sense of yourself'? Are you struggling in your relationships? The counselling process will help you to stop and focus on the ways in which you may have been dealing with your life and find more effective and happier ways of being yourself.
Whatever brings you to counselling now, I will provide the space and the time you need to help you clarify your thoughts and feelings and recognize if you are repeating problematic patterns. Counselling offers you the chance to examine and question your beliefs, fears and behaviours and find out what you need to feel better and move on with your life.
It is an opportunity to express your feelings, be listened to uncritically, heard and encouraged to make positive changes.
My training is Integrative and I draw on the therapeutic approach which corresponds and is most fitting to each individual as counselling progresses. My approach is one of non-judgemental respect, offering you unconditional acceptance of your own ‘response-ability’ - you choose whether or not you feel ready, or wish, to change.
Led by you, we may explore your past experiences to help you gain insight, perspective and begin the process of letting go of undermining habits, patterns of thinking as you achieve more effective and fulfilling, mindful 'ways of being' in the present. We may look at gentle strategies you might decide to employ as part of a different approach to your relationships, etc. You might want to use some sessions to plan for your future.
The counselling relationship plays a key part in this healing, empowering process, building or boosting hope, courage, self-esteem and self-belief. It can lead to improved relationships, and understanding of yourself and others, a fuller participation in life, a new sense of direction - and, ultimately, a greater expression of your true self.
Recent client testimonials:
“Counselling has been fantastic” N.F. Worthing
“I’ve learned so much about myself.” R.B. Worthing
“Thank you for your support these past few months. I’m pleased to report success in my ventures that I wouldn’t have considered possible before.” B.M. Worthing
“The main thing that I have got from counselling is having the support of someone there just for me.” A. C Chichester
“Thank you so much for listening!” S.B Worthing
Training, qualifications & experience
SECTCo MBCT Certificate in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
BACP Certificate of Proficiency Vol Register
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy
RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning
Certificate 101 - Institute of Transactional Analysis
BA (Hons) English
Primary Care Mental Healthline Operator
General counselling, all ages caring and learning support experience over many years in private and voluntary sectors including:
CRUSE Bereavement Service Counsellor
Visually Impaired Group Facilitator
Victims Support Worker
Homeless Support Worker
Emotional Support for Carers Counsellor
Life Skills Support
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer counselling for people who experience Tinnitus
*Presently only telephone counselling available until further notice. The fee is £40.00 for waged clients and £35.00 for unwaged clients
For future reference please note:
Face to face sessions - an initial 50 minute assessment session £30
Subsequent 50 minute counselling sessions £40 (offered on a weekly/fortnightly basis)
Block-booking: 6 sessions £200
Student counsellors in training/unwaged clients: £35
Any other concessions can be discussed on an individual basis
weekdays and evenings appointments
- Counselling sessions are available weekdays and some evenings.
- Sessions are normally weekly but can be fortnightly if nevessary.
- As well as being near bus and train routes there is good free available street parking. Alternatively you may choose to drive in and park in front of the house.
I appreciate it can be difficult initially to pick up the phone to speak to a counsellor directly, so please do not hesitate to leave a message by email or telephone and I will aim to reply within 24 hours.
I would like to encourage the person seeking counselling to contact me personally please as I cannot arrange sessions organised by someone else on their behalf.
Please telephone Mondays to Fridays between 9 am + 7pm
Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (MBACP).