Through personal and work experience I have recognised the importance of having a place to think, a place where you can 'stop the train' even for a few minutes a week. In that place you have a chance to work out what makes you you, and what you and only you want to change...
Change is frightening, and needing support can be full of fear, shame, and embarassment for many of us. But the need to adapt and change for ourselves and our loved ones is with us all the time. If it is not addressed it can harm us, our selves, our relationships, our families, our workplace.
I believe in providing tailored counselling that gives you a safe place to be you and address the issues and expectations you have without fear of judgement, bias or pressure.
I believe counselling allows you to re-connect with and use your inner resources. Talking and support is there to help you confront the pain, depression, grief, trauma, your destructive patterns, difficulty in relationships or addictions. It will help you build on your sense of self and therefore identity. This can then enable the release of the resources you have often trapped within and the shaping step by step of your unique, personal path forward.
And coaching and supervision...
I also provide coaching to support individuals struggling to fulfil thdir potential in the work place.
i am a qualified CPCAB supervisor and can provide supervision for the support of counsellors in training or qualified 1:1 and in groups. I bring experience both of private practice and over 4 years of Agency work. I believe as John Rowan said that supervision should be ...a passionate, joint enquiry".
Training, qualifications & experience
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts"... and sometimes it's all we've got left
I believe counselling supports individuals or couples in addressing a wide range of mental health issues and life events; bereavement, redundancy, relationship breakdowns, illness, loss of self-esteem and confidence, anxiety and fear by tailoring the support to their needs, focusing it on their aspirations and truth.
Qualified CPCAB Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Supervisor and Counselling Manager with MINDwith CPCAB I also have a degree in Psychology. I am also an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
As a counsellor and supervisor I work privately and within an Agency environment. I provide independent supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors, 1:1 and in groups.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Prices Per Session (usually 50 minutes):
Counselling for individuals £45.00; couples £65
Supervision for individuals and groups £50.00 per hour.
There is free parking on the street and ample space in a car park metres away from my practice.
I do provide counselling at home on a limited basis, if this is appropriate for the support to be effective. An assessment will be required.