BSc (Hons).,Dip.Couns. Registered Counsellor
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Are you looking for support during a difficult time in your life? I can help you to manage your anxiety, to find solutions to your problems and to come to terms with a difficult situation. I work in a solution-focused and compassionate way ; helping you to have the courage to look forward and achieve your goals in life. I will do my best to assist you in understanding your feelings and together we will explore solutions to the issues that bother you the most.
I will help you to make decisions about any changes you might want to make in your life. You already have the inner resources to overcome your problems and I will encourage you to recognise and utilise your strengths.
I will show you how to be more compassionate to yourself so that you understand your emotions and are better able to take care of yourself. Please contact me if you would like more information about the way I work .
I work with individuals covering a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, panic disorder, family issues, bereavement, redundancy, sadness and low self confidence. Your contact with me will always be totally confidential. The first session is when we discuss your issue and you have the opportunity to decide if you would like to work with me before you make a commitment.
I also work with couples to help identify the cause of any conflict and to find ways to improve the relationship.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethical practice.
Recent Testimonials from clients
"Everything seems to be going from strength to strength for me now. I can't thank you enough for the help you have given me. I am a changed person now."
”Thank you for getting us back from the brink”.
”I want to acknowledge the professional support you gave to us. Our relationship is better now than for a long time”.
”Thank you . We are trying again and it’s going well”.
“ The sessions with you have been the most productive and revolutionary of my life”.
“Thank you for all you have done to get me to this place, more than you realise”.
“Things have steadily improved and I’m feeling much better now. Thanks Lou for pointing me in the right direction, you’ve been a great help.”
“ I am feeling really well since I last saw you, anxiety is so managed and everything we discussed has helped massively.”
“You have honestly changed my life. You helped pluck me out of a very tormented mind that felt hopeless and worthless.”
“Thank you for helping me sort my head out.”
“I feel that you have helped me understand how I have been feeling and to understand why I have felt that way. I have truly appreciated your help.”
"I really want to say that so many things are happening as you said they would. Tensions have vanished and feelings have returned between us."
"Thank you for the sessions we've had. They helped me more than tablets ever did.”
"You have helped me to resolve the conflict between my head and my heart".
"I now feel like myself again - thank you for everything ".
"Thank you Lou for helping me. I feel much happier and calmer now".
"I wouldn't have had the confidence to do what I had to do without your help".
Training, qualifications & experience
My relevant qualifications and courses attended are as follows :-
- BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Resource Based Therapies
- Certificate in 3rd Wave CBT
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Exercise & Health Studies
- Post graduate training :-
- CBT for couples
- Imago Relationship Therapy
- Couples Therapy (Human Givens)
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Relationship Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Positive Psychology
- Motivational Interviewing
- Working with Depression
- Bereavement support
- Life Coaching skills
- Mindfulness based stress reduction
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have worked with a wide variety of NHS clients referred by family doctors in a busy GP practice and I now have my own private practice.
Testimonials from clients :-
"You have helped to rebuild my self-confidence and made me look at life more positively."
“ Things are going well between us know . Thank you so much for your help”.
“Thank you for your help and support when I needed it most.”
"Thank you for your help in getting me back to a normal way of life."
" It is almost impossible to put into words how much you have helped me. You have helped me to deal with some things that have made me hate myself for decades. You've helped me realise that it's not my fault if things don't go right."
"You have helped me deal with my relationship. ...........Your help truly cannot be measured."
"Making the decision to continue with the counselling (even through my initial scepticism that nothing could help me ) was the best decision I' ve ever made."
"Thank you for sharing my tears, smiles and even some laughs !"
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am particularly interested in how being compassionate to yourself can have a positive effect on the way you feel. We often blame ourselves when we face life’s challenges and feel guilt or shame when things go wrong. Replacing self criticism with wise compassion really helps. I am also interested in how lifestyle affects emotional health - simple lifestyle changes can often improve mood in a positive way.
£45.00 per session
Telephone and video call counselling sessions are £40 for sixty minutes for individuals. Payment is by bank transfer at the end of each session.
Face to face sessions in my therapy room in Kinver are £45 for individuals for sixty minutes . Couples sessions in the room are £55 for 75 minutes, payable by cash or bank transfer at the end of each session .
I have availability on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons .
When I work
Sessions are available on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons by appointment . I usually recommend four sessions and then we do a review to check the meetings are helpful.