Hi no one said life was easy but sometimes life's challenges can be to much to cope with on our own, even if we have good support from family and friends, sometimes it's not enough, maybe talking to someone who isn't personally connected to the situation can be of benefit to you. I offer a confidential, non judgemental counselling service to adults, young people and children 5 onwards using a person centred approach , which means it's all sessions are client focused. Talking about your emotions and thoughts can be hard but I am here to give a listening ear, asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength and courage.
In the first session we will work together to decide what you feel you need from counselling and if I am the best person to meet these needs. You will be able to make the choice for yourself if counselling is right for you and I will go into more depth on the therapeutic process on the initial session, giving you the opportunity to make an informed choice on whether counselling is for you.
I offer a professional service and I adhere to the codes of Ethics and Practices of the BACP, UK's leading professional governing body.
Sessions last 50 minutes and usually offer 6 sessions then a review with the option to extend. Counselling is a personal experience and number of session will depend on your own requirements, counselling can last weeks, months or even longer, ultimately the decision will be made with your best interest and your collaboration.
Training, qualifications & experience
I do work with children and young people in high schools, primary, and specialist schools working with children and teenagers on the Spectrum, I use Therapeutic play and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and a Person Centred approach with adults. I have knowledge and basic training in CBT which I use to help adults and young people look at the negative thought process. No one therapy fits all, it's about finding what you feel is right for you.
I have experience working with families and small groups with issues of anger and anxiety and continue my own professional development by keeping up to date with training and new developments in the counselling industry.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday to Friday day time and early evening, on request weekends can be arranged