I am passionate about communication and the importance of it; not being listened to or heard can be soul destroying and have a real impact on all of us. This is one of the reasons why I became a counsellor, to give you a voice, to give you time and space and support you in finding the tools to help you cope better, and feel more in control of your life.
Since the pandemic, many of us have suffered with loss, anxieties, panic attacks and stress. Many people have lost loved ones, businesses, jobs and relationships. I can empathise and I have a lot of experience in supporting people in some of the worst times of their lives.
I have previously worked in the NHS/Mental health sector for over 25 years and in education and training in health and social care for 8 Years. I have firsthand experience and witnessed the difficulties when someone is in need of help and they and their families do not know where to turn.
I see counselling as a necessity for our self-care and wellbeing, having someone give you the time you need and to truly listen to what you are saying should not only be left to a crisis, counselling can be there to prevent the crisis.
Being able to offer Zoom and telephone sessions as well as Face to Face enables me to connect with people that do not live locally.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) this is the ethical framework in which I work, which covers all aspects of confidentiality. I am experienced in face to face, Zoom and telephone sessions with clients, which will be held in my purpose built lodge which offers privacy. As well as supporting my own clients I volunteer for DHI ( developing health and independence) as a counsellor who supports adults with alcohol and drug addictions.
My qualifications are -
- Diploma level 4 in Therapeutic counselling
- DipHE Health and Social Care
- Diploma level 3 in Mindfulness
- Level 3 counselling skills
- Training in Supporting with Domestic Abuse.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
I offer a free 30 minute assessment so we can gather the information we both need. Each session thereafter lasts 50 minutes, on the same day and time each week.
My fee for these sessions is £45.00.
I do offer concessions to students and trainee counselling students, please contact me regarding this.
Please contact me for availability regarding counselling sessions.
I do offer some early morning sessions before your work day begins.
Please email or phone me, if I do not pick up straight away, it may be because I am with a client, so leave a message and your details and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
My counselling hours normally start at 9am weekdays, however, I can be flexible if you require a session before work.
I have a counselling lodge that I have in my garden away from the house, its is private and confidential. I use this for all sessions, face to face, Zoom and phone.
Counselling sessions can be flexible in the way you have them, such as face to face one week, then if you are unable to attend face to face the following week we can do Zoom or phone. Its your session. As long as you let me know.
I offer short term counselling and open ended sessions, which will be reviewed periodically throughout the time, to see that you are getting a therapeutic experience.