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I have been providing therapy in a variety of settings in Shropshire since 2006. The two models of therapy I practice are Person-Centred Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Wanting a better life for ourselves and for our families is something many of us think about. A better life will mean different things to each of us. It may mean a happier life, a less stressful life or one that has a better work/life balance. It may mean having the energy and enthusiasm to face the day, to not feel anxious in social situations or to overcome a fear that has affected you for years. If you have struggled with depression, anxiety, anger, or any other of the many negative emotions in life, then maybe you would like some help to deal with that. It is not always easy to talk about your problems or to express your feelings. I understand this can be a difficult process and will support you through treatment, at a pace you are comfortable with. I offer a safe, confidential space for you to talk about yourself and the problems you are struggling with. Together we will work towards helping you manage your problems so you are better equipped to deal with life’s many challenges in the future.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy looks at how you think and what you do in relation to specific situations that you find difficult to manage. I will help you identify any unhelpful thoughts and / or behaviours that affect how you feel when you are in those situations. Together we will challenge those thoughts and behaviours, in a way, and at a pace that you are comfortable with. I will teach you the tools and techniques so that you can manage situations in a more helpful way in the future and so ultimately you feel better.
Counselling is an opportunity for you to talk about the difficulties you are experiencing. You may want to talk about current problems you are facing, or perhaps something from your past that you have difficulty coping with. Whatever the issues, Counselling offers you a space and time to focus on the things bothering you. I will listen to what you have to say, how you feel, how the problem affects you and others and will accept you without judging you. I will help you make the changes you would like to happen. Together we will work with you towards improving your well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Psychology
- Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
- Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
I have worked in a variety of settings, including a Young Offenders Institution, Residential Care for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, Social Services working with young people who had been in care, CRUSE Bereavement Care and most recently the NHS.
The experience I have gained in CBT and Counselling means I am able to draw on a wealth of tools and techniques to help you with a wide range of issues. This could include, but is not limited to; depression, anxiety or worries, stress, OCD, phobias, PTSD, panic, bereavement, health related issues, pain management, relationship issues, abuse, self-esteem and self-harm.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and I adhere to their Codes of Professional Conduct and Code of Ethics.
I am fully insured, receive regular supervision and attend regular training as part of my Continued Professional Development which ensures I maintain the highest standards of best practice.
I offer day time appointments in comfortable centrally located venues in Shrewsbury Town Centre. Evening appointments are by prior arrangement.
I hope this brief profile answers any questions you might have. Please contact me for any further information you require and to arrange an appointment. Thank you.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
For daytime appointments the fee is £50.00 per session after the initial consultation which is offered at £30.
For appointments after 5pm the fee is £40 for an initial consultation and £60 for subsequent appointments.
Fees are due at the end of each session, either by cash or cheque.
I offer online therapy via Skype where alternative arrangements can be made regarding payment.
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For the time being the majority of appointments will be online via Zoom/Skype. I can offer face to face appointments on Wednesdays only.