There are times when we have all found life difficult or overwhelming. Sometimes we find it hard to climb out of a rut we have got ourselves into. In cloudy times, we cannot even begin to hope that the sun will shine on us again.
Counselling can help; these are just moments in your life that you can work through in the counselling sessions to regain a feeling of control. Being stuck and unable to see a way forward is very common, it can lead to anxiety, panic attacks, low mood and depression.
I specialise in trauma; I would describe this as an experience that has not only impacted you at the time of the experience but has also influenceded the way you live the rest of your life. It may be that you have tried to ignore that experience but you are triggered by reminders that bring the experience to the front of your mind, these can be debilitating. Clients who have experienced trauma, and it has affected their everyday living, often say they do not like or know the person they have become. It can be very confusing. Whilst specialising in trauma, I am happy to take on clients facing other issues.
My hope is that each client embarks on a journey of; self-discovery, understanding, acceptance, independence and empowerment. As a counsellor, I aim to support you on this journey so that you feel heard and understood, so that you do not feel alone. I will encourage you to explore your thoughts and feelings, crucially without judgement or consequences. By understanding feelings and actions that may be distressing or uncomfortable, they often become more acceptable and we can identify ways of bringing about positive change. I believe that everyone, as an individual, is capable of realising their personal abilities, given the right conditions and encouragement.
The service I offer is totally confidential and unbiased. Whilst providing a professional service, my aim is to provide a down to earth approach, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
My practice is based in the Aura Business Centre at Mansfield House in Sleaford, the room is peaceful and private. The building is in the heart of the town, next to the Methodist church. Parking can be found close by in the Market Place or Church Lane. Limited disabled access is available as my room is based on the ground floor, there are some restrictions due to the age of the building, more information available on request.
I also work from an office on Westgate in Grantham, which is close to Morrison's car park. This room has good disabled access and is light and roomy.
If you would like to arrange an appointment or if you have any questions, please call or send an email or text, including which office you prefer for sessions and a brief summary of why you feel you need counselling.
As a registered member of the BACP, I am committed to working ethically in the best interests of the client and my profession. I am dedicated to ensuring client confidentiality and safety are a priority.
Training, qualifications & experience
Before starting my private practice, I have had previous counselling experience with students at a Lincoln school and at the University. I have worked as a counsellor for an organisation that supports people of all ages who have been affected by sexual abuse. The service also supported their families/partners, who are so often overlooked, but the effects of the abuse can impact them too.
As a member of the BACP, I am committed to continually improving my knowledge base by completing at least 30 hours of CPD each year. This may be through reading, researching and attending courses relevant to my practice.
My qualifications include:
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
Continuing Professional Development courses:
- Couples counselling
- Working online
- Sexual abuse
- Domestic abuse
- Dissociation of trauma
- Suicide and self-harm
- Cognative behaviour therapy diploma
- Advanced cognitive behavioural therapy diploma
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Individual counselling session £45
Couple counselling session £55
Each session is 50 minutes
Day and evening appointments