Hello, I offer support with emotional issues and anxiety that you may have developed recently or over some time through a difficult period in your life.
Life can be challenging and talking to somebody neutral without being judged or rushed can be very valuable. I work from a very peaceful and confidential room, where you can feel safe to discuss what is troubling you. It is your choice what you want to discuss and when. You may feel apprehensive about entering into counselling, this is not unusual. I will support you through any difficult sessions and adapt to a pace that suits you.
What do I do next......
If you feel this might be right for you, contact me and we can look at a possible appointment for you.
What happens then......
1/2 hour session is available if you are unsure at this stage - this is for both of us to see if we are happy to work together. To chat about what your expectations are from counselling and for me to explain how I and Person Centred counselling works.
You can decide to go ahead with the counselling and book your first session or you can go away to think about it and contact me later if you decide it is right for you.
At the beginning of this session we will agree and sign the contract. This is basically agreeing to work within the boundaries of the counselling relationship.
We will then discuss any goals you may have and what you might like to achieve, although it is quite common at this stage to not know either of these so don’t panic. It is all very relaxed and at your pace.
Then the rest of the session will be up to you what you would like to talk about....
How often do I see you......
You will find that counselling works better if you attend on a regular basis, weekly to begin with is preferable but we can discuss what is suitable for you.
We may agree to regular reviews, maybe every 6 sessions. This is for both of us to look at what has been covered and if you are happy with how your counselling is progressing.
Is there anything I’ve forgotten......
Please do contact me if you have anymore questions that I have not covered or I may have forgotten.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training is from the Person Centred approach, which means, I am non directive and you lead the sessions. My role is to help you explore your issues/concerns and help to facilitate any changes you may wish to make in your life.
My qualifications include:
Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents level 4 - 2012
Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Person Centred Counselling level 4 - 2008
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Skills level 3 - 2005
Some of my workshops and Continued Professional Development include:
Depression, Self Harm & Suicide
Girls & Women’s Work
Tier 1 Substance Use Awareness
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
My experience includes:
charitable organisations including:
Mind, Lifeline, ESCAYP, Scard
I am a member of the BACP British Assosciation of Counselling and Psychotherapy
I have 20+ years experience of working on a one to one basis in various settings in private practice and charitable organisations.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If you are unsure if I work with the challenges that you are experiencing. Give me a call and we can talk further.
£40 per 60 minute session
£20 per initial 1/2 hour assessment if required
Payable at the end of each session.
I work close to junction 26 of the M62/M606
Wednesday to Friday - Daytime
Weds, Thurs - Evenings.
I work with age 18+ years on a one to one basis.
I will where possible arrange appointments quickly as I understand the importance of support when timing is crucial.