It can be daunting to make the decision to get help & you need to find a counsellor who you feel comfortable with. I offer a free initial consultation so that you can ensure that I am the right counsellor for you and that you will get the best results from our time together.
HOW CAN COUNSELLING HELP?
If you are considering counselling you may already be thinking about the changes that you want to make to your life. If you would like to discuss your options I can offer you a free 30 minute consultation so that you find out if counselling is right for you, without any obligation to commit to further time. This will also let us meet so that you can explain your issues and we can talk about how counselling could help you. Our time together will always be completely confidential and provide you with a safe place to explore your options.
Some of the many issues that I can help you with are: stress and anxiety, depression, addictions, low self esteem and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), grief and loss. I can also support you with anger management, OCD, relationships or marital / family problems and work related stress. I have a personal interest in using therapy to help manage chronic pain conditions.
I believe that we need to have an unconditional collaborative relationship so that together we can uncover the beliefs and behaviours that maybe holding you back. Our time together will give you the space to explore your options and to find your way past your problems. At times we are all susceptible to ruminating thoughts and introversion which may lead us into negative thinking, often seeming that there is no way out. We are all unique and wonderfully different in our individuality, but for us all pain is pain. With support together we can find a way to heal the hurt and the pain, whether it be it emotional or psychological in its origin.
It can feel like a big step to make the decision to talk to a counsellor, but taking the first step is always the hardest, so please be assured that I will provide you with support and encouragement to make our time together a rewarding experience for you.
As an integrated psychotherapist I draw on a range of therapies including, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and Mindfulness. I will tailor my approach to your individual circumstances and work with you, at your pace to find out what you need to become who you want to be.
Some of the approaches that I regularly use are: Transactional Analysis / CBT / Gestalt / Mindfulness / Psychoanalysis.
As well as adults I also work with people aged 13 upwards and have extensive experience in working with young people who are struggling with anxiety and depression or academic stress.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a background in over 10 years in a Senior Management role in the NHS and after 20+ years in a desk job decided to change my career to allow me to be able to give back some of the knowledge that I have gained. Wanting to work in a caring profession, I re-trained as a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, as having seen the effects of stress on both myself and my colleagues over the years, I wanted to understand how and why we succumb to emotional pressures. Learning about psychotherapy and having benefited from counselling myself, I now enjoy being able pass on my knowledge on and help others to become the person that they know that they want to be, and can be.
In addition to counselling I am also a qualified Hypnotherapist, EMDR and EFT practitioner.
I use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to help people with fears, phobias and PTSD.
This is not an exhaustive list of the conditions I can help you with so please look on my website to find out more.
I have diplomas in Psychotherapy / Counselling and Hypnotherapy / EMDR.
I continually update my training and have undertaken further training in Mindfulness and person centred art therapy and Transactional Analysis, since qualifying.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
- Chronic pain management
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Panic attacks
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free initial 30 minute appointment for counselling and psychotherapy.
My fees are (approx 50 minute session):
- £50 - Counselling or psychotherapy (in person or by telephone)
- £45 for trainee counsellors
- £65 - Couples counselling
- £50 - Emotional Freedom Technique
- £75 - EMDR
Concessionary rate: I can provide counselling via WhatsApp, Zoom or Google hangouts and telephone calls. Please contact me for further information.
Evening appointments are available.
There is free parking onsite. Disabled access is limited as there is one flight of stairs.
Please call me on 07549 413 903 or email me at email@example.com
COUNSELLING FOR BUSINESS / EAP
I can provide counselling services for employers at their premises, an agreed rate. Please contact me for further information.
I am currently taking on new clients for online and telephone counselling. Face to face work will resume in July 2021.
I am a member of the Counselling Society and Hypnotherapy Society and work within a strict code of ethics, including regular supervision. I am fully insured and CRB cleared.
I hold the following qualifications:
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotheraputic Counselling.Ad. Prof Dip CP
Dip CP', MCS (Acc.)
Dip Hyp', MHS
Dip EMDR, GHSc,
Professional working in Sexual Violence Diploma.
TA101, Internationally recognised Transactional Analysis training.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.