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Are you looking for a deeper connection with yourself and others? Do you want to feel more confident and self-accepting? I can work with you to explore your emotions and discover your true self.
You may be feeling anxiety or depression. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed by many emotions. I believe that ALL emotions are valid and natural responses to lived experiences. Counselling allows you to feel and express these emotions in a safe and supportive space where you will not be judged or given advice.
My hope is that through our work together, you will learn to listen to yourself and discover your own inner capacity to face life's challenges.
What I offer
I have a choice of different formats for counselling, which are outlined below. Whichever one you are interested in, we always begin with a "getting to know you session" on Zoom or by phone. This is an opportunity to share what you need support with in more detail, to ask questions about how I work, and for us both to decide if we are compatible.
Walk & talk therapy: being in nature can be a great way of connecting with yourself. This type of counselling allows you to experience the freedom of being outdoors, whilst being held within a nurturing space. Physical movement, mindfulness and engaging the senses can all bring shifts in perspectives, creativity and a deeper intuition.
I offer walk & talk sessions in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and the surrounding area.
In our initial online session, we will discuss the suitability of this type of therapy and the practicalities and boundaries. Here I will explain more about how this type of therapy works, and you will be given a choice of walking locations, each with routes that are appropriate for Walk & Talk. We will meet regularly at your chosen location.
Online/ Phone Counselling: remote sessions take place regularly online via Zoom or by phone. With online counselling, you will have the option to work creatively with art materials, images and symbols. This can be a powerful way to discover and express your true self. If you are interested, I usually suggest we introduce this after a few sessions, so we can build trust and see what themes emerge to explore creatively.
My counselling approach
As a person-centred counsellor, I take my lead from you. I believe you are the expert on yourself and your life experiences. Offering empathy, warmth and non-judgement, I will listen, reflect and sometimes prompt or ask questions to support help you gain deeper insight into yourself.
Issues I work with
- Bereavement & loss
- Pregnancy/birth- related issues
- Fertility issues
- Anxiety & stress
- Self-development and finding direction/ unlocking creativity
- Spiritual/existential questions
- Identity issues
Working as a teacher for many years, I developed a passion for helping people to realise their potential and feel empowered. After my own positive experiences of therapy in the past, I decided to move into counselling. Since qualifying, I have done voluntary counselling work for a charity (baby loss, pregnancy/fertility issues) alongside my private practice.
As well as my passion for nature, I have a special interest in creativity and the power of art to heal and shape us.
Getting in touch
If you are interested in finding out more, or booking in an initial "getting to know you" session, please call or text me on 07890641077 or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications and training include:
- BEd primary education (Hons)- University of Gloucestershire (2004)
- Certificate in counselling psychology- Keele University (2017)
- MSc in counselling psychology- Keele University (2019)
- Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults (2019)
- Online telephone and telephone counselling course (2020)
- Creative Counselling Course (2021)
- Walk & Talk Therapy training (2021)
- Working in an education context (eleven years)
- Voluntary work with younger Mind (one year)
- Voluntary work as a counsellor in a hospice (one year)
- Voluntary work for a charity working with baby loss and pregnancy issues (ongoing)
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£40 for a one hour session.
Added cost for fuel if I am travelling further than five miles.
Cancellation policy: missed appointments will be charged at the usual rate if missed with less than 24 hours' notice given.
When I work
Walk & Talk therapy appointments are currently available mainly on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, during the morning/early afternoon.
Walk & Talk sessions take place at various locations around Stoke-On-Trent and Newcastle-Under-Lyme, and the surrounding vicinity.