Ashby De La Zouch
01530 414144 / 07971 038741
I work as an independent counsellor and as an associate of futureminds. I have 30 years experience working within a variety of contexts, GP surgeries, School settings and mental health CAMHS teams and looked after children within a care system.
I really enjoy making a difference in as short a time as is possible for people. I am at present based in Ashby de la Zouch and have rooms within futureminds practice, which offer private and comfortable consulting rooms. (www.futureminds.co.uk)
I work with adults, children and adolescents as well as individuals, couples and families. I specialise in child and adolescent mental health including working closely with private fostering agencies offering training and support for foster carers as well as direct work with children.
I work in a positive, respectful, non-judgmental and anti oppressive manner and believe that all human beings have the capacity the help themselves with the right support and guidance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am very interested in furthering my training in Emotional Processing, Meaning Making and Attachment Repair Level 2, 2015; with sensorimotor/ mindfulness theory and practice at level 3. I have completed Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defences and Traumatic Memory Level 1, in 2013; And Training for the Treatment of Trauma, Level 1, 2013; I have completed DDP level one training and looking forward to attending level 2 in ht near future.
I have attained Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling Theory and Practice, 2001; Also, I have trained with Human givens theory and practice these techniques regularly including the rewind technique.
I use an eclectic model in my practice as I value everyone as an individual and like to tailor the sessions to individual needs. I may use Brief Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EFT, Family counselling, Integrative, Play Therapy, Psychoanalytic, Relational, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis therapy and Mindfulness and Emotional regulation. I also offer support to parents coping with children who present with behavioural issues.
I have DBS enhanced disclosure clearance and I am fully insured and work within a professional code of conduct and registered for GPDR and follow data protection guidance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
I offer 50-60 minute sessions for £55 for individuals and £60 for couples and families. Clients can pay by cheque or cash on the day and I appreciate 24 hour notice if you need to cancel or a charge may be made.
I am usually able to offer appointment within a week or two.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The consulting rooms are at first floor level but ground level rooms could be arranged if requested.
I work Tuesday, Wednesday's and Thursday's, afternoons and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|