Hello I work holistically, where you the client can speak openly and freely without judgement or criticism. As I have many life experiences from a very young age I decided to put my knowledge and wisdom in helping others to gain understanding and clarity to theirs, enabling you to live a free and happy life without the pain of your past.
To get Started....
I know and understand that taking that first step can be frightening but let me reassure you that we are all human and there is nothing to be anxious about. Please call or email me and we can set up an initial first meeting to put your mind at rest and to see what you are looking for. If you are happy then we can continue with weekly or fortnightly sessions to suit you. Therapy is a way of exploring what is going on in our lives and finding our own solutions - what works best for us. Our life experiences are very individual, but they help us to understand how others may be feeling. Counselling is an opportunity to talk openly and honestly about the things in our lives that don’t make sense or that are making us angry, sad or afraid. It may even be possible that you aren’t fully aware of what emotions you are feeling only that something somewhere is wrong or unbalanced. By exploring the thoughts, you are experiencing you can discover whether they are helpful or are they holding you back. I offer an empathic, non-judgemental, honest and respectful counselling service in a relaxed environment, where you can feel at ease in building a therapeutic relationship, enabling you to explore your issues in your own time and way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor with over ten years’ experience, I offer short and longer-term counselling to individuals, young people (9-18), families, couples & Older adults. I work within an holistic approach. I have a wide experience of working with all types of issues and with various age ranges. My work has included counselling young people in a school-based environment with the YMCA, drug and alcohol misuse with Bridgegate drug services and extensive experience of supporting people through loss, bereavement and grief. I have been a volunteer for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as a ward companion for the terminally patients and for Tapping House Hospice and CRUSE Bereavement as a Counsellor. I will listen and stay with you on your journey.
My experience is varied and comprehensive. i have an extensive knowledge of loss, grief and bereavement and I also work with separation anxiety, stress, anxiety and depression and many other issues; I firmly believe that talking therapy can open many doors to understanding and addressing underlying problems affecting quality of life and progression. I work therapeutically with a variety of clients from a range of walks of life, different age ranges.
My service is available to individuals and couples. Couples counselling is open to any relationship. Breath of Fresh Air is based in Wisbech in private surroundings and parking. I am easy to find by car and I am on the local bus route.
I also offer home visits where I can come to your home if you are unable to get to me, due to age or disability. Travel fees will need to be applied.
Training, qualifications & experience... I am registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)and I am fully insured with an enhanced DBS.
..Certificates in Counselling L2 & 3 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling ..A level in (CBT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. ..Certificate in Addition Counselling ..Certificate in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) ..Certificate in CRUSE Bereavement ..Certificate in Counselling (Tapping House Hospice) ..Play Therapy training ..Level 3 Psychology ..Professional Domestic Violence/Abuse Training ..Professional End of Life Training ..Professional Drug and Alcohol Misuse Training ..Professional Safeguarding Training ..Professional Drug & Alcohol Training
I undertake regular supervision and have ongoing continual professional and personal development.
I have many years experience in the care and support profession, working with many diverse people that needed intensive emotional and physical support. I have extensive knowledge of bereavement, loss and grief. As we all know life can bring many different forms of loss, loved ones, pets, jobs, homes, relationships.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals/Young people - £30.00. Couples - £40.00. Groups/Organisations/EAP's/Agencies/Workplace/Schools - £40.00 . Student Counsellors - £25.00
(limited concessions available for students and benefits / low-incomes - please feel free to discuss your situation and I will do my best to accommodate).
Concessions offered for
I work Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm. Saturday from 10am to 2pm.