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MA/MBACP/EMCC Senior Practitioner

About me

Hi,

As an intuitive and qualified counsellor and mentor/coach with an interest, training and experience in emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing, I offer a space for you to reflect upon your life. I have a warm, accepting, non-judgemental personality and have had my own personal trials which led me to the counselling path.  As such, I am an empathic counsellor who knows what it is like when life isn't what you'd anticipated it would be with its many turns and dips in the road. I understand that it takes direction and determination to make the changes necessary for improved wellbeing and hope. I tailor my approach to help you find your individual pathway to enhance your life journey, reconcile past or present challenges and empower your future because I am passionate that having someone alongside you who listens with attentiveness and notices you, as you navigate the route, have choices to make and new directions to follow, is vital for success.

My approach is one of ‘there can be a way where there seems to be no way’.

I am married with two grown up children who no longer live at home. I love spending time with family and friends, walking in the countryside and beside the sea, especially at dawn or dusk and love star gazing too. I love reading, music, theatre and baking. I make jam too (who wouldn't with a surname like Bramble). During 2022 my new adventure is to find my ability to paint and to re-visit my love of singing. Currently, I am involved with supporting young people and those who are alongside them (parents, friends, carers, organisations) as well as working with adults desiring increased fulfilment in life. I have recently gained a Master's degree in Spiritual Formation which was challenging yet inspirational! The best is yet to come...

If you think I can help you please contact me by which ever means works best for you. If I am unavailable, I will make contact with you as soon as I am able, usually within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a graduate counsellor with a Foundation Degree in Person-centred counselling and an MA in Spiritual Formation. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Also, a senior practitioner mentor/coach, accredited with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). My training has included Bereavement, Children and Young People, aspects of mental health – including trauma and dissociation, spiritual formation and direction.

I have experience of working with a variety of age ranges (16-85+) and issues, including anxiety and depression, personality disorders, addictions, suicidal tendencies, self-harm, eating disorders, marriage and family issues, male and female domestic abuse, sexuality, bereavement, work-related difficulties and health issues – including chronic pain, and life limiting illness.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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 offer mentoring and coaching for specific empowering and tools for living successfully.

Non-violent communication and reconciliation.

Support to male and female partners and children suffering as a result of domestic violence.

Spirituality.

I am planning to add Internal Family Systems Therapy and EMDR to my training.

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

My fees are - £35 initial appointment to see if I am the right person for you. Thereafter, £55 per 1hr session.

Coaching fee - £75 per session. 10% reduction for multiple appointments (x6) booked and paid for in advance.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My face-to-face appointment times and prices are as above.

I have additional availability if you would like online sessions. Online sessions have a reduced fee. 

Further information

My aim is to be a patient support, providing a pathway of hope to you, for as long as you find it helpful. I have many tools for improved wellbeing and life.

I offer some email communication (particularly for coaching) between sessions to maintain and improve motivation and to share specific tools for clarity of and referral to them. This proves to be useful and is not misused.

Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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I use Zoom for online counselling as well as Skype. I also use online chat/email (where appropriate).

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom