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This professional is available for new clients.
As I believe everybody should be able to afford counselling my rates can be discussed and negotiated subject to financial status.
I have twenty years of experience in working with mental health issues with a further eight years of working in substance misuse. I have several years of 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 space where the individual can explore and work through issues without judgement and in confidence, and experience empathy and warmth.
I understand that finding the right counsellor can be daunting and it is important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you have chosen and to 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 an explanation of confidentiality, the frequency and length of sessions, arrangements for cancellation and the BACP code of ethics.
This also provides you with the opportunity to ask questions about the counselling process and the approaches I use.
It is important that you feel comfortable that we will be able to work together. You do not have to make a decision right away and you are welcome go away to consider this.
Hopefully you will decide you would like to work with me, in which case you can contact me later to arrange session, or you may decide to begin straight away and make this your first counselling session with me.
I am proud to say that feedback from clients is that they feel comfortable in speaking with me from a very early stage.
I have also been privileged to receive numerous enquiries as a result of client recommendation.
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.
Many clients report that through counselling they are more resilient than they had realised.
By engaging in the counselling process, you can find solutions and realise your potential.
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
Extended Cert in online and telephone supervision-Counselling Tutor
6 day training in Relationship issues
How to do counselling online (Open University/BACP)
Cert in online and telephone counselling ACTO Level 1
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)
Dip Psychosexual therapy (Open college)
Rape and sexual abuse counselling training (EKRCC One Awards)
Level 2 Cert in self-harm and suicide prevention(TENANCY TQUK)
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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).
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
My fee start from £20-00 according to financial status.
When I work
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