Rates can be negotiated subject to financial status as I believe everybody should be able to afford counselling. I have fifteen years experience of working with mental health issues with a further eight years of working in substance misuse. I have several years experience of counselling in different settings including a GP practice.I have experience of working with different age groups from different walks of life and I treat each person as an individual and offer a safe place for a person to feel they can explore and work through issues without judgement, in confidence, with empathy and warmth.
Finding the right counsellor can be daunting and it is important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you have chosen and be able to build a therapeutic relationship.
The first session will be an assessment of your needs and expectations. During this session I will ask you about your reasons for coming to counselling, if you have been to counselling before and if so, how that experience was for you. I will go through the counselling agreement which includes confidentiality, frequency and length of sessions, arrangements for cancellation and the BACP code of ethics. You will be able to ask questions about the counselling process. You may wish to go away to decide if you would like to work with me and contact me later to arrange session or you may decide to begin straight away and make this your first counselling session with me.
I believe that everyone has true potential ,strength and knowledge about themselves but at times may feel this is understanding is not present and may find life difficult. Counselling can offer a safe place to talk and explore your concerns and life's demands without advice, blame or judgement.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in therapeutic counselling ,Registered with the BACP
Cert university of Canterbury substance misuse management
Cert level 2 in Understanding substance misuse
Cert level 3 Grief and bereavement counselling
Certificate in Supervision-Westmeria Counselling College
6 day training in Relationship issues
How to do counselling online (Open University/BACP)
National Counselling Society -Advanced specialist training status in Bereavement care
Ascentis Level 2 Bereavement support foundation course (Cruse)
Cert level 3 Transactional analysis
Cert level 2 Gestalt therapy
Cert level 2 Rogerian therapy
Mental health foundation Canterbury College
Cert Level 3 counselling skills for working with children(foundation)CPCAB
CBT essentials level 2
Cert level 3 Couples and family therapy (Quality Licence scheme)
Cert level 3 Relationship psychology (Quality Licence scheme)
cert level 3 Inner Child healing (Quality Licence Scheme)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
My fee start from £20-00 according to financial status.
Weekday daytimes, early evening and Saturday morning sessions
I work with Addiction, Anxiety,Bereavement and loss, Depression, General counselling, Self esteem, Self harm, Stress, Sexuality.Couples counselling
Qualified in Supervision
Trained in working with Couples