Feelings of anxiety and depression can be alleviated by enabling a person to build their self esteem and develop self awareness. This in turn helps them to be more confident to make decisions. Feeling better equipped to make decisions happens by reflecting on and challenging existing behaviours, thoughts and feelings. Some existing behaviours are simply outdated or just not relevant to a particular situation. What clothes do you have in your wardrobe that are ten, twenty or thirty years old? Is it time to declutter your ‘behaviour’ wardrobe? Sift through the ones that are outdated, passed on, not relevant anymore. Working as an integrative Counsellor, I draw on several theories and techniques to support each client with a unique therapy. Offering a safe, confidential space to help you develop or rediscover a strong sense of self to support this personal growth.
Bereavement, Loss and Life Changing Situations
My specialism is bereavement, loss and life changing situations.
People experience many different types of loss throughout their life and the process of grief is widely misunderstood and often underestimated. I specialise in enabling people to adjust following bereavement, loss and other life changing situations, focusing on what it is like to be human in a world where time to process grief is usually very limited and seldom understood.
I recognise that it sometimes takes courage to enquire about counselling so I try to be flexible with regard to session times and also to see clients as soon as possible. I offer a free initial assessment where you will be able to tell me why you are here and what you are hoping to get from the counselling. We can discuss any queries you may have about the counselling process and I will ask you to complete a short questionnaire. The rapport that develops between you and your counsellor is the most important aspect of counselling.
Following this, if you wish to continue, we can discuss when and how often you would like to come.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Pastoral Counselling & Psychology (First)
MBACP Registered Member
Bereavement Specific Courses include:
- Working with Bereaved Clients (BACP)
- Care of the Bereaved Family after the Death of a Baby (Southend University Hospital)
- Supporting Parents through Pregnancy Loss and Death of a Baby (Child Bereavement UK)
- Teenagers and Bereavement (Child Bereavement UK)
- Setting up and Facilitating Bereavement Support Groups (Sobell Study Centre)
- Working with the Suicidal Client (Restore)
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
If after your free no obligation initial telephone consultation, I feel I can help you and you choose to work with me, we will begin with a 90 minute assessment session then decide how we proceed. Following sessions will last 50 minutes. Usually, 6-12 sessions are enough but sometimes longer term is more effective.
Normally £40 per 50 minute session with some concessions available.
I can offer evening appointments