Asking for help to make changes in your life is never easy but you have started the process by beginning your search for counselling.
All of us experience difficulties as we go through life and it can be really beneficial to work through our struggles with a trained counsellor.
It is important that you choose the right counsellor for you because it is the therapeutic relationship and the connection between you and your counsellor which will bring about effective and meaningful therapy.
To help you choose, I offer a free telephone consultation so that you can find out more about how I work as a counsellor and I can assess whether my skills match your counselling needs before we agree to work together.
In the meantime, here is some information about me and the service I offer.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), offering a safe, supportive and confidential counselling service, in person, by video and by telephone.
I will listen to you with empathy and without judgment and will respond with honesty while you explore any thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are troubling you. This process can help you to understand those thoughts, feelings and behaviours better and find your own solutions and ways of coping. It can help you to make changes and improve your emotional wellbeing. What you talk about will be confidential which is vital to the growth of the counselling relationship and so that you can feel safe to explore your deepest feelings. I will explain any legal and ethical limits to that confidentiality before your counselling begins.
I have a humanistic integrative approach to counselling so I bring together and use different counselling techniques (e.g. those used in CBT) in a person-centred way and always in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I am committed to my own professional development and have regular clinical supervision, as required by the BACP ethical framework for good practice.
I work with a diverse range of mental health issues including but not limited to addiction, anxiety and panic, depression and low mood, stress, anger, lack of confidence and low self esteem, bereavement and grief, loss and bullying. I have a special interest in helping women who are struggling with the symptoms of menopause.
Training, qualifications & experience
I run my own private practice. In addition, since April 2018 I have worked with and continue to work with a Shropshire Community Interest Company providing a counselling service to their clients. Prior to that I trained as a Listener and volunteered for Samaritans for approximately 2 years.
My Qualifications are:
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 4 Foundation Diploma in CBT
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 3 Certificate in Addiction Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
- Exploitation and Vulnerability Training with West Mercia Police
- Individual Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- DBS Enhanced Certificate
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
All prospective clients receive a free 20 minute telephone consultation which will give us an opportunity to discuss your needs and for you to ask any questions you may have. You can find out more about how I work and I can assess whether I can meet your counselling needs.
After that my fee is £40.00 per session (50 minutes)
Payment can be made by bank transfer, via a secure Paypal link or by card.
I practice in Sheriffhales, near Shifnal which is easy to access by car from Telford, Newport, Wolverhampton, Albrighton, Shrewsbury, Cannock, Walsall and other surrounding areas in Shropshire and the West Midlands.
There is plenty of space to park and parking is free. I will meet you at the front door and lead you to my counselling room which I hope you will find warm and welcoming.