I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, which means I may use more than one approach to your therapy.
I have experience working with individuals of all ages including adolescents within a local secondary school and have supported victims suffering from Domestic Abuse and Social Isolation. I have successfully worked with men, women and families who present with numerous issues ranging from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loneliness, abuse and difficult relationships to bereavement & loss, to name a few. You may not even recognise what's wrong, you just know you need to address it.
Many people ask, "What is counselling?" people's experience can differ, therefore it is a very individual process, however...........
Counselling usually involves talking about difficult or painful experiences and feelings, you may have no one to talk to or confide in. Counselling is a process that can help you work through your issues and take back control of your life. Counselling increases self-awareness and can also help with difficult decisions, it can be seen as the first step to a happier, more positive life.
I can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore your issues. I will support you and respect your views without giving advice, but will help you find your own insights and gain an understanding of your problems.
I can offer you an honest, confidential and non-judgemental service in two comfortable locations.
Please do contact me should you wish to make an appointment.
"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away" ~Raymond Hull
Training, qualifications & experience
- Understanding Personality Disorders an Integrative Approach
- Upgrade Your Life - Nick & Eva Speakman
- Practical Skills in working with Trauma
- Certified Professional Facilitator for The Freedom Programme (Domestic Abuse/Violence)
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision
- Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- An Introduction to Transactional Analysis
- Working with Loss and Grief
- Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts
- Child Protection Training - Freedom Essex Training Certificate
I am an Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society (www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org) and adhere to their Code of Ethics
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a Certified Professional Facilitator for the Freedom Programme (Domestic Abuse and Violence)
Concessions offered for
All sessions last 50 minutes.
£45.00 Evening 6pm onwards
£40.00 Daytime appointments
£50 Couples & Families
£35 for Children 15 years and younger (40 minutes)
£35 therapy for Counselling Students
£30 Supervision for Students 1 hour
£35 Supervision for Students 1.5 hours
Before becoming a counsellor I worked in Finance, Banking and Insurance, I then took a career break and used the opportunity to re-train. Due to some difficulties of my own, I too turned to a counsellor for help and direction. This without doubt empowered me to make some positive and life-changing decisions. This is the reason I became a counsellor, to help other people come to terms with their current difficulties and assist in the transition to a happier life.
I attend regular supervision with a highly trained & experienced counsellor who ensures I am working ethically & safely at all times. I also review & update my skills & knowledge through CPD events & training.
I am fully insured with adequate liability insurance and hold a current DBS certificate.