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I've been working as a Counsellor for around 12 years and after training in London I'm now based in Richmond, Yorkshire.
I work with a variety of techniques including CBT, solution focused, person centred and psychodynamic which means I adapt to my clients needs (we all need to be supported in different ways.) Clients often comment they like the fact I work in quite a proactive way in that I really encourage and empower you to make the changes you strive for.
I am now seeing clients face to face and online over FaceTime, Teams or WhatsApp. This enables me to work with clients locally or across the UK and overseas.
I very much enjoy working with people to help them to reach their true potential by supporting, listening without judgement and helping them to understand themselves better.
I am proud to say I have received excellent results helping people to improve their lives, relationships, confidence and self worth in many different ways.
I am extremely passionate about what I do and the most rewarding part of my work is seeing life changing results in my clients. I will support and guide you to help you understand patterns of behaviour, triggers and negative beliefs that are holding you back, working towards achieving your full potential.
Here are some of the topics I have achieved great success
- Stress-work related, personal, commitment etc
- Relationship and attachment issues
- Low self esteem, motivation and confidence
- Domestic violence-victim or perpetrator
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Bereavement and loss
- Health issues (dealing with emotional issues connected to living with illnesses)
- All forms of abuse
- Addictions and dependancy
- Loss of meaning to life, suicidal thoughts and lack of positive outlook for the future
I also I work with women experiencing the many challenges and changes associated with menopause and peri menopause.
In addition to my four Diplomas I have received training in working with clients experiencing domestic violence and with addiction issues.
How I work
I believe that we all have within us the resources to change and improve our lives and sometimes we may need someone to help, support and guide us with this. It is often very difficult to talk to people close to you which can lead you to feel alone, lost or unsupported. At times like these talking to a Counsellor about whatever is troubling you can help you find better ways to cope and manage whilst working together in a safe environment.
This is time for you. I will be here to work alongside you, to listen to you in a non judgemental way so that we can build a strong and trusting, equal relationship. I am here to help and support you to understand yourself better, so that you can identify what you want and need in your life and by working together help you to make positive changes.
How it will work
Counselling is very personal and it's important you feel you can open up to me. To find out if this works for you we will arrange a phone conversation where we can find out more about each other.
This session lasts for around 20 minutes and is free of charge.
It is a chance for you to explore what it is you want from the sessions, for me to explain how I work for and for you to ask me any questions too.
It's up to you how many sessions you decide you need. You can receive your counselling from me on an open ended basis or book a specific amount of sessions that can then be extended if you wish.
I also offer life and career coaching which is something many of my counselling clients choose to work with me on after their counselling. This rare and extremely beneficial offering then helps them to set and achieve goals for the future.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background, way of working and credentials
Level Four Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling with 12 years experience.
I have also received additional training in Working With Addiction and Domestic Violence.
In my counselling work I combine concepts from solution focused, person centred, CBT and psychodynamic theory. This means we work as a partnership, our relationship is very important and I encourage you to lead the conversation when it feels right for you but also guide you by asking you open questions which enables you to understand yourself better.
I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) https://www.bacp.co.uk and abide by their ethical framework to ensure you receive the best possible standard of care.
I receive regular supervision for my counselling as required by the BACP.
In addition I'm also a trained Coach therefore I can work with you to set out and achieve goals in the future if you require this.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I see clients face to face and over video Teams, FaceTime or WhatsApp which tends to work well.
I also speak to potential new clients first over the phone for a free initial chat so you can confirm you're happy to go ahead.
Clients can opt for open ended or a set amount of sessions.
I charge a competitive rate of £50 for counselling for 50- 60 minutes.
When I work
I currently work on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
What happens if I miss a session?
If you are able to give me 24 hours notice of your cancellation, I will not charge you for this appointment, and will do my best to offer you an alternative slot that week.
How do I get started?
Counselling is very personal and it’s vital you feel you can open up to me. To find out if this works for you we will arrange a phone conversation where we can find out more about each other. This session lasts for around 20 minutes, is free of charge which I believe helps you feel less pressurised and is a chance for you to explore what it is you want from the sessions and ask me some questions too.
Please be assured, everything we discuss is confidential.