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Hello I am a trauma informed Integrative Therapist . There are lots of therapies available but I sincerely believe it is the long lasting, warm, accepting relationship that builds up over the therapy sessions that is where the transformation occurs. By searching for help which is the first step ,I hope that I can be that reliable, warm, accepting therapist for you if you choose to work with me.
I have specialised in working with adults and young people over 16 who are struggling and experiencing difficulties in coping with life.This can be through a life event such as an accident, bereavement, separation, divorce or the longer term pain of growing up with learning difficulties or a challenging family situation or as an adult in difficult or abusive relationships.
What do I offer?
I am trained in somatic therapy which enables me to work with the memories of events and experiences which show up as symptoms not only in the our mind but also in the body. Latest research informs us that what we are feeling and the sensations that we experience are the bodies way of recording what has happened. They are also the key to working with the wisdom of our whole being to heal and restore. This takes place when we mindfully approach our experiences and make contact with our inner knowing that has often been shut down or not attended to as we have been overwhelmed. This in essence is 'trauma' and the work we will do is to slowly pay attention to what is happening to us that has left us with symptoms not memories , symptoms of illness, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, thoughts of self harm or suicide.
What qualifications do I have?
I have a psychology BSc (Hons) degree and a post qualifying level 7 diploma in counselling young adults and children. I also have a level 1 and level 11 specialist training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I have a PGCE and I am a teacher who specialised in teaching children with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia and autism ( SENCO). I am also a Myers Brigg practitioner which means that I am trained to help you find your personality preferences. This helps us make sense of who you are and it helps to guide us to find your strengths and abilities that you may not have fully developed yet.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 1 and level 11 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Qualified Myers Briggs Practitioner
level 7 Diploma in counselling children and young adults
level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate in teaching children with specific learning difficulties
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
BSc(Hons) Psychology Degree
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
When I work
Online sessions start via zoom on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday sessions available and face to face sessions on Wednesdays in Marlborough.
On receiving your email or telephone enquiry I will respond by email to offer a telephone call when we would discuss what has brought you into counselling. After the initial call I will ask for session fees in advance of our first meeting. In that meeting we will agree on the number of sessions required, and on the work that you wanted to do. The sessions run for an hour, each week booked in series of six at one time. I will ask for 7 days notice of cancellation of a session for holidays and 24 hours in case of illness but I will require a retainer fee to keep that space for you.