Client-centred, non directive Integrative Counselling.
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Available for new clients
This professional is available for new clients.
Available for new clients
This professional is available for new clients.
As a registered, qualified and experienced counsellor I provide a safe, warm and confidential environment in which we can work together and address your difficulties.
Are you experiencing sadness, anxiety or depression following a bereavement or breakdown in a relationship perhaps? Or feeling a lack of confidence and self esteem? Do you feel you can't go on like this? Counselling offers you the chance to stop everything and focus on yourself and your needs. To reconsider how you have been dealing with your life and find more effective and happier ways of being yourself.
Whatever has triggered your decision to consider counselling at this time, my aim is to provide you with a calm environment you may not have access to in your daily life - the time and space you need to stop, look and feel, whilst providing uncritical support. Together we can face unhelpful beliefs and fears and find out what you really need to feel better and move on with your life.
It is an opportunity to express your feelings, be listened and heard uncritically, and supported in making positive changes. At the same time helping you heal from hurtful experiences you may have had in the past.
My training is Integrative and I draw on the therapeutic approach which corresponds 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 when and whether you wish to change.
So in your own time we can explore your past experiences to help you gain insight, perspective and begin the process of letting go of undermining habits or unhelpful patterns of thinking as you achieve effective, mindful 'ways of being' and living more happily in the present. We can also look at gentle strategies to employ as part of a more constructive approach in your relationships. Or you might want to use some sessions to plan for your future.
The Counsellor - Client relationship itself plays a key part in this healing, empowering process, building or boosting your hope, courage and self-esteem. In turn this can lead to improved relationships, a better understanding of yourself and others enabling you to participate more fully in life and consider a new directions. Ultimately you will have the opportunity to discover, develop and actively express your greater, more authentic 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
- Classroom Support.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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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
From £40.00 to £45.00
Concessions offered for
Counselling sessions at standard rate: £45
Counselling sessions at concession rate for low income/benefits (discussed on an individual basis) : £40
Block-booking option: 6 sessions for the price of five, at the standard rate for all clients: £225
Initial face to face non-committal meeting/assessment (usually about 30 minutes) : £20
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer
When I work
I work weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings.
If you are unsuccessful phoning in the daytime to discuss your availability etc, please try weekdays between 6 and 7pm
- Counselling sessions are available weekdays and some evenings.
- Sessions are normally weekly, but can be fortnightly if appropriate
- 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.
- There is no waiting room and clients are asked to arrive at agreed time.
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 48 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).