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I am a humanistic person centred counsellor, a registered member of BACP and understand the BACP professional conduct and ethical framework and applies such standards in my client work.
My areas of expertise include domestic abuse, trauma-based work, sexual abuse and bereavement and substance misuse. I facilitate 1:1, F2F, Telephone and Zoom sessions. I don’t charge for the first assessment meeting. I can work with clients from diverse backgrounds and over 18 years of age.
I will help you explore your challenges in a safe environment and in a non-judgemental approach. My approach is person-centred therapy and this space will be lead by you, I won't be leading you in any form or shape but will work with you in your pace along side you.
I have a warmth approach making our relationship more comfortable, and creating a space that feels safe and confidential, will go through brief paperwork on our first session in order to gain more knowledge about you, as well as allowing space for questions so that you gain insights of my work.
Would normally recommend weekly sessions- however these can be discussed when we first meet and allow flexibility of what works for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Introduction to counselling Level 2
- Counselling Certificate Level 3
- Domestic Violence and Awareness Training
- CPD Certificate Relational Depth and Trauma
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (80hrs CPD certified) by NCS
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma
- Diploma Level 5 in Humanistic Counselling
- Suicide Awareness Training
- Have done over 450 hours of client contact.
- BA (Hons) Level 6 in Humanistic Counselling
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
I charge £55.00 for 50 mins sessions and discount fee of £40.00 per session available for student members and key-workers and those on low-income . Free first assessment session for 30 mins max.
When I work
Tuesday evenings I am available for face-2-face at Willow Health, 4 Paris, Parklands, Guildford, GU2 9JX and Thursday's can offer face-2-face in Alton at the Pure Alternative Therapy, GU34.
I have experience in addiction work for drug, alcohol and sex addictions. I have over 20 years of experience working in health and social care. My empathy and understanding are skills that I have transferred from my working experiences in the heath sector.
I have understanding and knowledge in equality and diversity when working with individuals. I believe in being professional and having respect for other people, my working space holds those ethos.
I understand first sessions can be full of anxiety and fear, will try to create a welcoming and relaxed space for clients. To help ease them into the counselling space.
With the changes over the year due to pandemic, I can facilitate 1:1 F2F sessions, Zoom and telephone sessions or blended work. Anything that suits your schedule.