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I believe that having counselling is a sign of courage; you are deciding to face up to the challenges you are experiencing and looking for counselling can be the first step in a life changing process; deep and lasting change is possible for us all.
None of us goes through life without at times feeling unhappy, anxious or confused at some point; with almost 25 years experience as a counsellor, and as an accredited member of BACP, I have an extensive and varied experience to offer.
I hold an Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work with a full commitment to The Ethical Standards of the BACP.
I will offer you a warm, safe and supportive relationship in which we can explore together the challenges you are experiencing = whatever they may be = so that you can begin to believe in yourself again and move forward. With increased awareness and resilience we can work through unresolved issues, changing habitual patterns and responses to begin to make the changes you want to make.
My approach is humanistic and integrative; working within a safe and trusting relationship I often draw on CBT to facilitate effective and swift change= CBT Is a well researched and evidence based approach shown to be effective with a wide range of issues including anxiety and depression. I also draw from Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness, and the Psychodynamic Model to work at a deeper level,enabling you to move forward with insight and understanding
I am also able to offer hypnotherapy to clients who are interested in working in this way; this, in conjunction with counselling, can be a highly effective tool to bring about quick and lasting change by helping to break the negative cycle of anxiety and depression. Hypnotherapy works with the unconscious mind and is safe, enjoyable and relaxing. If you’re interested in hypnotherapy please contact me
I am a qualified and experienced counselling supervisor and trainer and I have been a counselling lecturer for over ten years.
Training, qualifications & experience
M.A Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice.
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision.
Diploma in Counselling.
Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory.
Certifcate in CBT
Certificate in Transactional Analysis.
Mindfulness Teacher (Training Level 1)
B.A. Combined Arts.
Certificate in Counselling Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Certificate in Coaching for Counsellors
Certificate in Hypnotherapy
Introduction to NLP
Certificate in Group Facilitation
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Accredited register membership
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I offer a quiet and comfortable counselling room situated near to the centre of Frome and just a 5 minute walk from the train station or town centre; there is free on road parking.
My counselling work has included working in private practice, as a counsellor for students in a local college and in a variety of voluntary agencies; I am also experienced in working with people with long term depression and anxiety and with adult survivors of child sex abuse.
I have been a Counselling Lecturer at Wiltshire College for over 10 years and qualified as a Counselling Supervisor in 2009
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
My fees are £60 for a one hour session I have some concessionary spaces for student counsellors or those on a low income: please ask me for availability
i offer both short term and long term counselling = there are no definite rules around how many counselling sessions to have but the minimum is usually 6 sessions. We wil regularly review our sessions together to make sure they are meeting your needs.
Please phone or email me to arrange an appointment or to ask any questions
I look forward to hearing from you
When I work
Flexible times available
A recent client said to me that if he had the time and the money he would continue with counselling every week for the rest of his life - he had found it such a life enhancing experience. I agree ! Life is always changing and often challenging and, to have someone there for you for an hour every week, offering you nsight, compassion, understanding and empathy is such a wonderful thing ; this is what I aim to offer you .