If you're reading this then you've already taken that difficult first step of seeking support for the tough times you're going through, or perhaps you're seeking help for someone you care about. Anxiety, depression / sadness, panic attacks, phobias, family issues, abuse survivors, trauma, separation, divorce, affairs & betrayals are some of the many areas I can support you with. I also offer the 'REWIND Technique' for symptoms of PTSD / trauma, in some cases at a reduced rate / free.
From milder difficulties through to debilitating conditions, it can be lonely, isolating and sometimes frightening to experience the inner turmoil that leads someone to seek counselling. Trying to choose the right person to get that support can be a challenge too, and a daunting prospect to place your trust in the hands of a complete stranger.
That's why I offer a free, initial 30 minute session to help you decide. You choose what is discussed. No obligation. No pressure. Your choice. You can tell me in broad terms what you would like to work on and I can tell you a bit more about what to expect.
I am a Person Centred Counsellor which means I have a deeply held belief that developing a trusting, non-judgemental working relationship between you and I is the key to positive change. If you feel relaxed with me knowing I am seeing things from your point of view, without judgement, you will in time come to know and understand your own thoughts, feelings and behaviours more clearly and begin to move towards self-discovery, recovery and growth.
Further to this, I am also trained in 'Rewind Therapy', which can significantly reduce symptoms of PTSD . I am currently able to offer this for free to ex-service men and women and have a reduced rate for NHS frontline workers including paramedics, as well as Fire Brigade personnel. This type of therapy can be 'stand alone' or you can choose to add it alongside the Person Centred counselling.
My counselling practice is based in The Park area of Mansfield but I am currently working remotely over the internet and am taking referrals nationwide. You will need a smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop pc with a camera, the rest is as simple as clicking on a link I send. No complicated setups, just one click.
I'll aim to get back to you within 24 hours and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. You've already made that vital first step for change and growth by seeking the support you deserve. I'm just a phone call / email away if you decide to take the next step towards your happier, future self.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Person Centred Psychotherapy
Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute, Nottingham 2013
- Short Term IAPT (Step 3) Counselling Service (Various issues including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Abuse)
- NHS (Step 4 ) PTSD / Trauma Counselling Service
- School Based Counselling Service
- Alcohol & Drug Addiction Counselling Service
- Young Person's Counselling Service
- Women and Girls' Counselling Service
- Survivors of Sexual Abuse Counselling Service
- Probation Counselling Service
Further to this I have both Drama and Teaching degrees and over 20 years experience of working with children, teenagers and young adults. In particular, I have specialised in those with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties and who have struggled within a school environment and with their relationships with both adults and other young people. My Masters Thesis focused on a Person Centred understanding of ADHD.
My above experience has given me the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients presenting with a wide variety of issues.
As part of my continuing professional development I am studying a Post Graduate Certificate in 'A Relational Approach to Developmental Trauma' at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also able to offer support for people who have been adversely affected by the current Coronovirus Pandemic.
Concessions offered for
Person Centred Counselling: £50 per 1 hour session.
Limited number of concessions may be available for low income clients.
'Rewind Therapy' for PTSD:
£150 (up to 3 sessions)
£125 (up to 3 sessions) Emergency Services including NHS
Free (up to 3 sessions) Ex-service men and women (on a limited basis)
Various days from mid morning to mid evening during the working week and limited availability on Saturday mornings. Please contact me to discuss current free appointment times.
Why not have a look at my web page; www.parkavenuecounselling.co.uk