Perhaps you're experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety or depression, relationship difficulties or bereavement or loss. We all go through times of emotional distress in our lives and sometimes these feelings can become too overwhelming to deal with on our own. That's when counselling can help.
The counselling service I offer is friendly, professional and down-to-earth. I provide an honest, non-judgemental space to listen to your thoughts and feelings and help you explore what's going on in confidence.
Counselling isn't about giving advice, it's about helping you to find your own answers. You will set the pace. Having the opportunity to talk honestly and openly about how you are really feeling can bring a great sense of relief and can clear the way for a new period of change and hope.
It's important for us to feel comfortable working together. I offer a free-of-charge 20 minute initial consultation during which I can answer any questions you may have, and we can then decide whether we think we'd like to work together. If we agree to go ahead, we will discuss a mutually convenient day and time to meet, usually weekly, for one hour. Generally I work on an 'open ended' basis, but we will work with your goals and within a time frame that feels right for you.
Our work together will take place in a private room in my home. If you are unable to travel, then I may be able to meet with you in your home. Alternatively, we can meet online via the videoconferencing platform 'Zoom'.
Please either phone (07983942593), text or send me an email (email@example.com) and we can arrange an initial chat. If you are directed to my telephone answer service, I'm the only person who can access this so please do leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as private practice, I have over 10 years of experience in counselling children and adolescents with a wide range of issues in a school environment. I have also worked as a volunteer counsellor with North Worcestershire Bereavement Support since 2009, helping people come to terms with the loss of someone close.
- BACP certificate of proficiency
- Diploma in therapeutic counselling level 4 (working with addictions)
- Advanced diploma in counselling (working with trauma)
- Advanced certificate in counselling (transactional analysis & brief therapy)
- Certificate in counselling skills
Training courses have included:
- Anger management
- Counselling the grieving client
- Counselling the older client
- Child protection awareness/safeguarding
- Disorganised attachment
- Eating disorders
- Suicide prevention
- Teenage brain
- Time-limited counselling
- Working with clients with autism
- Working with clients with dementia
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I adhere to their ethical framework.
I attend regular supervision to ensure that I am working ethically and in your best interests. I also attend regular training to broaden my knowledge, keep up to date with current thinking around counselling and to further my professional development.
I have professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) certificate.
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
£35.00 per session
- Initial 20 minutes 'no obligation' assessment free-of-charge.
- 1 hour session £35.00 (pay as you go).
- An additional charge will be made to cover my travelling expenses for a home visit.
24 hours' notice of cancellation is required please.
Monday to Friday various times between 8am and 8pm.
Some weekends may be available.