My counselling practice is based in a peaceful, village setting close to Market Harborough, easily accessible from South Leicestershire and North Northamptonshire. I offer a free initial consultation. Off-road parking is available.
Why choose counselling? And why me? It can be hard to express difficult feelings with family and friends, as we may feel we are 'burdening' them or we might fear being judged and this can be risky. Counselling allows us to speak to someone who, is not only trained to work with us, but is completely unrelated to our lives. There is no risk or 'burden' - just 50 minutes of time for you.
I seek to provide you with an environment of acceptance and respect, somewhere you can feel safe to explore your feelings - to just say anything and be yourself. Throughout your journey of self-discovery, I will be alongside you, supporting you in a professional and non-judgemental way. By exploring your thoughts and feelings in depth, and with my theoretical input when needed, you will hopefully develop a greater sense of self-awareness, build resilience and make better choices.
My counselling approach is Humanistic and relational, which simply means that I believe in the potential of all people. If you give us the right conditions, we can and will flourish. It is my job as counsellor to provide the 'right conditions' and for me this is all about our relationship, because it is very difficult to explore difficult feelings with someone we do not feel comfortable with. This is why I offer a free initial consultation.
I am happy to work with a wide-range of mental health issues, but my areas of special interest are; Adverse Childhood Experiences and Low Self-Esteem.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been involved with various mental health organisations over the last 10 years; including Anxiety UK, Samaritans and Leicester Counselling Centre. I have also worked for the National Lottery supporting winners and their families and have assisted Leicester City Council with supporting vulnerable adults in the community. In addition to the clients that I see in my private practice, I also work in prisons and with young people in school settings.
My qualifications include:
BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy (1st Class), University of Coventry
BA (Hons) Psychology (2:1), University of Sheffield
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling, University of Leicester
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adverse Childhood Experiences
I offer a free initial consultation for us to find out a bit more about each other and decide if we can work together, then subsequent sessions are charged at £45.
Concessions are available for NHS staff and Counselling students in training.
I currently undertake both short-term and long-term work and am happy to work around the individual needs of each client.