The choice to take yourself into counselling is possibly the most courageous and personal one that you may make.
We will all, inevitably, at some point in our lives experience situations and emotions that we cannot make sense of. It's at times like these where talking therapy can help.
I offer a private and confidential space to help explore and reflect upon those difficulties - all at your pace. I work in a creative and integrative way and adapt slightly how I work to best meet your needs.
Through these sessions we will work together to gain a better understanding of yourself. In doing this, you are better able to find the strength (that is sometimes hard to find) to unravel such difficulties and have a clearer view to moving forwards.
I am based in Gloucester and have a counselling room easily accessible from the M5 (Junction 12) and the A38.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified therapist in Therapeutic Counselling and am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
Over the last couple of years, I have gained experience through working with local charity Listening Post before staring privately.
I have worked with issues such as; loss and bereavement, depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and past trauma.
My working and personal life experiences have allowed me to learn/develop and be empathetic to the difficulties that we individually experience.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Assessment - £40
The first session is an assessment type session, which allows you to talk about why you think counselling will help, plus get to know me and how I work and then we decide if you’re happy to continue further with it. It just means that there’s no pressure to do anything more than the initial meet.
After the initial assessment, sessions are £50 per session and last for 50 minutes.
There is free parking outside the building where the therapy takes place.