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I am an experienced and fully qualified person-centred and relational counsellor with 15 years in practice. I work with adults covering a wide range of issues. I practice from my home in Rodborough, Stroud.
I offer a space for you to consider thoughts and feelings which you cannot share elsewhere in your life. You could be trying to manage a crisis or life-changing event. There may be issues from your past you want to explore. You may be experiencing low self-esteem, or have a sense of feeling different or alone.
As your counsellor I don't advise, but instead we work together to find a way for you to move forward. My belief is that through the process of being in counselling, you will feel more sure of yourself and your interactions with the world outside will begin to reflect who you really are so you can reach better outcomes.
I also offer couples work where I can help you to understand what binds you and your partner together, and how that can also push you apart. Old patterns of behaviour which come between you causing problems will become clear and you will gain new understanding of how to change them. You will be able to find ways of communicating more effectively and each discover how to get needs met.
I can work short or long-term. We can review our sessions at regular intervals to check on progress and desired outcomes.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have trained to Diploma level in Couples Counselling and Certificate level in Psychosexual Therapy. I also teach Counselling courses at SGS College in Stroud.
I have a quiet and comfortable room with good access, situated on the edge of Stroud. I also offer sessions on Zoom to suit your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2008
Tavistock Centre, Certificate in Psychosexual Studies 2016
CRCT Diploma in Relational Couples Therapy 2017
City&Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training 2017
OCST Diploma in Online Counselling 2020
I am integratively trained and have been in practice for 15 years, working with adults and couples with concerns such as:
loss and bereavement
feeling different (including neuro-diversity)
fears and anxiety
I have trained to certificate level in psychosexual therapy to enhance my work with couples, so sexual issues can be talked through together with confidence and sensitivity.
I have been committed to the 12-step programme through Al-Anon (a fellowship which helps friends and families of alcoholics) for many years. Although I do not work with active addiction I have a particular understanding of the effects of it in a family unit, and other close relationships.
I also teach on the Counselling Diploma course at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, in Stroud.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with family members and friends affected by another's addiction
Twelve-Step Fellowship work
£50.00 - £70.00
Concessions offered for
Individuals: £50 for 50 minutes
Couples: £70 for one hour
These rates are negotiable if needed.
If you want to talk though any questions or concerns before you book an initial session, I offer a telephone assessment beforehand.
When I work
Monday to Wednesday daytime and early evening. My last appointment is at 6.30pm.
I am now back to working with clients in my room in Rodborough, Stroud.
I also still offer sessions on Zoom which can be convenient if you find it difficult to attend in-person.