LiveFree Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Hi, you may have found me because perhaps you're feeling low, anxious or depressed? Perhaps you feel you lack confidence or self-esteem? Feel lost, trapped or sad. Maybe your feeling isolated, having relationship difficulties or you are using drugs or alcohol? Maybe your worried about a loved one using drugs or alcohol? Perhaps you've experienced trauma, past, present or worried about your future. Or, there might be something else?
-Whatever your reason for seeking support, I am here to help you and there is always hope. I know people can Live Free from things that have once restricted. My passion is to help you find freedom from chains that drag you down.
How can I help?
Having experienced personal therapy myself I understand how making the first steps to get in touch can feel daunting.
"I remember going to meet my counsellor for the first time, I was nervous, sat waiting to meet this person I would share my fears and anxieties with. It was undoubtedly nerve-racking. I soon come to realise that this person was the only person who listened, helped me accept and understand what was happening, without judgement. The 'lightbulb' moments, its like things just clicked and snapped into place, elevating the suffering by helping me make sense of things that restricted me from moving forward." My personal experience of therapy.
This is something I strive to achieve. Issues are often deep rooted and complex, as a person centred therapist my focus is healing the wound not just sticking on a plaster. The way I work allows clients to explore their own wishes, needs and wants, focusing on self direction. When we move away from how we think we should feel, be and act, we reduce anxiety, unsettling feelings and unhealthy behaviour in ways which are authentic, self-governing, empowering and self motivational to living more fruitful, fulfilling lives.
I endeavour to create a safe, confidential and theraputic space for individuals wishing to speak about concerns and issues they may be experiencing. Therapy will be individual for every client. It is a process in which we will go through together in a therapeutic relationship.
Please get in touch by email email@example.com or by calling 0755 5501 095
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified person-centred therapist. This means the person-centred theory fundamentally underpins how I work. I have undertaken 5 years of substantial and recognised training to qualify successfully as a therapist. As well as training in specific areas. these include;
- Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (2 years + 1 year placement period)
- Certificate in Counselling Theory & Studies (1 year)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (1 year)
- Sexuality awareness
- Domestic abuse
- Substance misuse awareness and brief interventions
- Alcohol awareness & brief interventions
- Working with families affected by substance misuse
- Equality & Diversity
- Mental Health
- Sexual abuse
I have worked as a counsellor at a leading mental health charity Mind. Within a local charity, supporting families effected by their loved ones substance misuse, as a family Recovery worker. My previous work has been in the NHS and before that the private healthcare sector. Working primarily within in the healthcare sector most of my working life has lead me to choose a path in counselling, to which I run my own private practice, seeing clients with a range of issues.
I use regular clinical supervision. I continue my professional and personal development yearly, keeping up to date with current legislation, research and training to optimize the best professional working standards, which I am committed to achieving.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As a generic counsellor I work with a variety of issues, including other issues that may not be listed.
My profound interest is around substance misuse, I understand that this can impact on loved ones in such a way that you feel very alone and unsure of what to do or where to turn. The stigma attached to substance misuse can often leave the family and substance user feeling very isolated. Reaching out for support can sometimes feel like a big leap to take, you dont have to feel alone and there are things that you can do to reduce feelings of helplessness. Such as finding a support network, exploring feelings, emotions and behaviours, understanding addiction and finding ways to cope better.
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I charge £40 per session.
Telephone consultation - This a short telephone call ahead of the initial appointment. This is to address any concerns, express things on our minds, talk through you’re reasons for wanting counselling, ask any questions and to be sure we are both happy to work with each other.
The initial appointment This space is place to meet each other and discuss any relevant information. It involves going through the agreement contract and devise a way in which we aim to work together.
When I work
Please ask for availability.
Hours of working are Monday - Friday
Home visits at counsellors descretion.
Please feel free to contact me for a brief informal chat, for further information and all enquiries.
You can contact me using any method of contact, please find contact detail on the top of my profile page.
To get in touch pease email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0755 5501 095