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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.
I offer appointments at my office in Foxton and also 'Walk and Talk' therapy in the surrounding countryside. I also offer online and phone sessions.
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. This can take place in person, at my office or during an outside walk, online or over the phone.
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 enjoy working with a wide-range of mental health issues, but my areas of special interest are; Adverse Childhood Experiences, Anxiety, Depression 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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
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 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.