I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and really appreciate that a client needs a comfortable relationship to gain the most from therapy.
I offer a safe and confidential space to talk. I recognize that people seek counselling for a number of reasons, listed below are some:
* support at a difficult time
* coming to terms with difficult past experiences
* understanding and overcoming relationship difficulties
* managing depression, anxiety, stress, loss and experiences of abuse and trauma
* achieving greater personal insight and personal development
* addressing addictive behaviour
Relationships are at the core of life and can be a source of love, support and joy.
'Love and belonging are irreducible needs of all woman, men and children. In the absence of love and belonging there is always suffering.' Brene Brown, 2015
Maybe you are seeking a better relationship or wishing for a relationship.
I can work with couples or individuals to look at patterns, view gender expectations, personal rules (such as should, need and must) and individual cultural expectations.
I would look at personal stories, we are all story weavers, seeking a meaning and a relationship to others.
'Life is not what you have lived, but what and how you remember it, so that you can tell it' Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Living to tell the tale - 2001
Relationship is a balance between togetherness and the individual.
Couples may have conflict about Decisions, Money and Sex.
In the event of your partner having an affair it is worth reflecting what you need or want to forgive?
Though therapy I can help you gain awareness of unconscious behaviour and roles that are at play within personal and professional relationships. I offer time limited therapy as well as open ended therapy, which we can discuss during the initial appointment.
I work within strict ethical guidelines with particular regards for confidentiality and hold the best interest of my clients at the centre of my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Higher Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Specific training and extensive therapeutic work with alcohol and substance abuse
TA 101 for Transactional Analysis
I have trained for working with children and young people within the counselling professions accredited by BACP
Getting Intimate with couples with Ronen Stilman
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
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
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
For individuals a 60 minute session is £40
For couples a 90 minute session is £50
Initial telephone talk up to 30 minutes - no charge
I am flexible and can work weekdays, weekend and evenings
I have engaged in extensive research around emotional issues linked to being dyslexic.