Ready to discover a freshfocus? I am an experienced Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and offer a safe space to get to the heart of the matters that are most important to you. Whether you are looking for young people, adult or couple therapy, parent support or qualified professional supervision, this service will provide you with the opportunity to address your concerns, gain clarity, heal painful feelings, discover helpful strategies and move forward.
Has your life or relationship(s) become stuck or out of your control?
Are you confused, angry, anxious, depressed?
Is your past getting in the way of you enjoying life now?
Are you suffering with trauma related symptoms?
Would you like to improve your resilience, confidence or self-esteem?
Want to reclaim your life?
Everybody is unique and how we cope with difficulties is individual to us and our circumstances. Often our mental, emotional and physical health or spiritual well-being can be seriously affected. When we have tried, tried and tried again, it could be time to try something different? Ready to make changes but not sure how?
With 20 year's experience and integrative approach that is client centred, I can utilise different theoretical styles, that will best suit your needs and personality.
Contact freshfocus today, for a no obligation chat to see how counselling could work for you.
Is your family in up-roar half the time?
Is your family going through separation and impacting on how you communicate?
Are you a single parent and struggling to manage everything?
Are you concerned about your child’s behaviour or mood and not sure how to manage it?
Is the responsibility in your household shared fairly?
Who’s in charge?
It can be very difficult to discuss or address concerns about your family for yourself, with your partner or ex, or with your children and other family members.
freshfocus offers experienced understanding with advice, information, and supportive counselling to parents, grandparents, kin-carers or foster carers and young people.
This can be arranged on a one to one basis or as family mediation, or a mix of both.
Common issues include:
- Boundary setting
- Effective communication
- Separation or Divorce
- Dealing with self-harm of all kinds
- Adjusting to life stages
- Freedom and responsibilities
- Trust, reward and consequences
- Parenting together
Visit the freshfocus website at www.freshfocuscounselling.co.uk or call on
07769 539340 to find out how this service can best meet your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and professionally qualified in 2002. I gained my CPCAB Accreditation in 2016. I work with both adults - individual, couples and parents; as well as young people. (2018 - CPCAB Level 5 in Young Peoples' Counselling 11+ and Accredited AFT Foundation Certificate in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice in 2009). I am also a CPCAB Level 6 qualified Supervisor. (see Supervisor's Profile)
I have over 19 years of extensive experience in working with clients in managing their worries, personal issues, relationships, responsibilities and lives. I have undertaken many training courses, which include areas such as addictions; attachment and child development; bereavement; mental health issues, including anxiety and depression; trauma, abuse and symptomatic effects, such as Post Traumatic Stress and dissociation, for example.
I provide a safe, private space, with a down to earth approach, supporting clients through their issues, whether they feel they are big or small, and help them find better ways of managing them.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience of working with people who have wanted support in managing depression, anxiety, addictions, anger management, relationship issues, abuse, including emotional. physical and sexual abuse, assault and rape; as well as self-harm, including cutting and eating disorders. I also have undertaken training in PTSD and Dissocation.
The most repeated feedback I have received from both young people and adults, including couples and parents that I have supported, is that they find me to be, "Down to earth, easy to talk and have felt safe to do so."
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
- £30 first consultation
- £45 per 50 mins
Couples and Families
- £40 first consultation
- £60 per 50 mins or £70 for 80 mins
- Discounts for low income
- Discounts for students with low income
- Discounts for under 21's and over 75's with low income
- Discounts for block booking and community funding
If appointments are cancelled less than 24 hours notice and can not be rearranged within the same week, or you do not attend without notice you will be charged.
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Tailor made to your needs and wants, short term and on-going contracts can be arranged, under-pinned with appropriate theoretical approaches.
Zoom, Skype, email or instant messaging can take place, once initial contracting has taken place. E.g. Email contact and signing of the confidentiality form.
Freshfocus is a flexible service and would consider times that suit you best. However in general sessions start from 8am to 8pm - Monday - Thursday. Other times possible with full deposit.
The information that you share will be respected and kept confidential within the service.
For any content to be shared outside of freshfocus written permission will be required. This includes young people from the age of 13 years upwards, who have Gillick/Fraser competence (demonstrates a level of maturity in the understanding of confidentiality) and will have to sign a 'sharing information form' for content to be shared.
The only time confidentiality is broken, is when there is a serious concern for your safety or the safety of others. This would be discussed with you first, when ever possible.
If you wish to know more about confidentiality please visit the website at www.freshfocuscounselling.co.uk.