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About me

About me

FIRST ZOOM SESSION FREE!!!!!!!

Hi, I am a Accredited Person- centered and CBT counsellor. I have been a therapist for 8 years. I love the work I do with clients and enjoy meeting new clients and getting to know them. I am genuine and bring my own personality to the counselling room. What is explored in the counselling room is entirely up to you. I place great importance on allowing you the freedom to look at any or every facet of your life, from the earliest memories to the present day.

I also help people who are struggling with their weight and want to live a healthier lifestyle. we all need support when we decide to lose weight. within therapy we can see why its so hard for a person to maintain or even start healthy eating and we explore areas in ones life that keeps us from feeling good about who we are.  Therapy for weight lose has been very successful and I invite anyone who needs my non-judgemental support. 

I am here to listen to you and support you through dark times. You are the expert of your life experiences and I want to know what that's like for you.

My philosophy... "Life Matters" - All my clients matter to me, you are important to me and I hope you experience this as well. No one should suffer on their own.

TAKING STEPS

If you have decided to seek therapy then feel proud! Taking steps to see a therapist can be very daunting, but what I do is offer you a relaxed environment where you are able to talk through issues you are experiencing. I want all my clients to feel safe in an accepting and non-judgemental.

What is counselling?

Counselling is for you to talk through issues you are going through. Over time you will come to understand that the sessions become a place where you can talk about anything and it doesn't go out of the therapy room.  I will never make a person talk about anything which makes you uncomfortable. My clients direct the session. I am here to offer you support and understanding. A person will start to change to who they really want to be. This gives a person the freedom to be who they want to be and do what they want to do. Becoming a fully functioning being is the greatest feeling!!!

CBT focuses on challenging and changing behaviours, improving emotional regulation an the development of personal coping strategies that targets solving current problems. The Person-Centred therapy approach which I use also, deals with the ways in which a person perceive themselves consciously. You will become self aware. You will understand the reasons for reactions you have experienced.

Location

I am  based in Stevenage, where I have my own private practice. There is a driveway for parking and a bus route from the town centre. My private practice is a 3 minute walk from the Peartree shops.

To book an appointment you can call me , text me or email me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

I also welcome Student Counsellors who need support, understanding and help in dealing with the pressure of college and issues that will come up on a weekly basis.

I work Monday to Saturday 

Training, qualifications & experience

Introduction to training

  • Level 3 ABC Awards In Counselling Skills
  • Level 4 Diploma ABC Awards Therapeutic Counselling
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Training
  • BACP Registered
  • level 3 CBT
  • Accredited BACP 

I have experience working with police officers who experience trauma, over worked, low tolerance, no motivation or family issues.

I have experience working with children aged 14 upwards, areas of issues include

  • Bullying
  • Low self esteem
  • Issues at home
  • Pressure of exams
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Mental health
  • Depression
  • Self harm
  • Eating disorders.

For 2 years I worked at The Womens Centre. Areas of issues I covered included

  • Depression
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, financial)
  • Childhood abuse
  • Low self esteem
  • Child attachment issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Addictions
  • Past issues
  • Trauma
  • Affairs
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks.

I have a facebook page "Counselling in Stevenage" where I write about abuse, what therapy is about, and about myself, you can always message me there with any questions.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I help people with weight loose issue and who are struggling with where to start.  You are not alone, I get it because I  have been there and it was hard doing it on my own. within session  I can teach you about foods and we can work out what works best for each individual. we can also look  at the past to make sure this is not a reason why you struggle. 

Some people suffer with binge eating and never feeling good enough and majority of the time this stems from our past and what others say about us. In therapy we can explore theses issues if you want to as I put no pressure on clients if they dont want to explore certain areas, this is your session. 

Each client will be given a notebook, this is for record keeping, I can also add a few things so client can look over them out of the therapy room. And lets face it most of us love a good notebook!!

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I am available Monday 9am until 2.30pm after that time I offer zoom sessions. 

Saturdays I offer face to face sessions up to 1pm and after that I offer Zoom sessions 

I also offer telephone therapy which is successful

  • Student Counsellors offers apply

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

My approach to therapy is Person-Centred which is based on the theory that is non-directive. I will not tell you what to do, I believe that every individual has the potential and ability to make the right choices for themselves, regardless of my own values, beliefs and ideas.

I work to understand my clients experience from their point of view. I value my clients in all aspects of their humanity, while aiming to be open and real, helping a client to feel accepted and to better understand their own feelings. Over time a client will be able to reconnect with their inner values and a sense of self worth.

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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