CBT/Integrative Counselling available in Kenilworth and surrounding areas for adults. I work with people who are having difficulties in areas such as abuse, trauma, addiction, anxiety, stress, depression, eating disorders, panic attacks etc, and I specialise in codependent, dysfunctional relationships often associated with people affected by someone else's behaviour.
My work is focused on supporting you to revive and rekindle your potential - I believe passionately in supporting clients to a new view of their own self-empowerment. We will work on finding understanding, coping strategies, tools and new ways of thinking that will help you to in effect become your own therapist. You are the expert in you and I become your side-kick during the exploration of your issues, bringing a non-judgemental fresh perspective. I believe in working with a message of hope, at your pace, and with your goals at the forefront of our therapeutic relationship.
My approach is to collaborate with you and I think it is important you feel that you can work with me. If you would like to call me in the first instance to talk about your concerns please feel free to do so - 07545 486247.
Training, qualifications & experience
Some examples of key qualifications include:-
AIP (Association of Independent Practitioners)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency Awarded 2013
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Warwickshire College
Associate Trainer with the College of Policing
Diploma in Education, Warwick University
Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (Advanced)
Working with Children and Young People
Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Certificate/Introduction to the Neurobiology of Addiction 2008
Auricular Acupuncture Practitioner for Substance Misuse and Associated Mental Health (SMART UK Clinical Register)
Certificate in Social Sciences 2007
Certificate in working with Family and Friends (Substance Misuse)2005
Alongside my private practice, I actively work in the field of addiction and with survivors of childhood abuse. I have a particular interest and specialism in areas surrounding Codependency having written a number of articles about enmeshed relationships and loss of self. I head up a specialist project of wellbeing in schools in the local area where I contribute to PSHEE curriculum and targetted lessons on vulnerability.
I am also a Counsellor and Trainer for Safeline Warwickshire who offer a wide variety of support interventions for survivors of abuse. I am also a Trustee of Survivors Voice Europe, an empowerment organisation focused on support and help for survivors of clergy abuse.
I tutor in ethics and clinical standards for SMART UK, a clinical register that instructs healthcare professionals in the neuroscience of addiction and teaches auricular acupuncture.
I facilitate positive, peer-led, personal development groups for people with codependency issues and offer workshops in understanding dysfunction relationship dynamics.
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
Initial consultation on the phone - FOC
Sessions (per hour) £40
Couples (per hour) £60
Under 18's (per hour) £30
Appointments available in evenings and some Saturdays.
Home visits - subject to circumstances, assessment and availability, home visits can be arranged - £50.00 per session.
I am currently on sabbatical from my practice however if you are interested in me providing some of my training provision, please call me on the number provided. Thank you.
Enhanced DBS Check
References available on request