I am a Person Centred Counsellor, based in Shrewsbury town centre, at The Centre For Integral Health. I also volunteer at a nearby counselling service.
Due to Covid 19 I am currently offering Phone, video and text sessions at £30 for 50 minutes, or walk and talk sessions for £40 also 50 minutes))
I have experience working with issues such as;
Anxiety and depression
Self esteem/ confidence
This is a shortened list, I also work in many other areas, described below.
How I work
Person Centred Therapy is built upon the relationship between counsellor and client, I will act as an empathetic facilitator listening without judgement, and acknowledging your experiences without input. I believe that you have the ability to thrive at life and I am passionate about supporting your self discovery.
Person Centred Therapy is a non directive approach, this means that I will not come to the sessions with an agenda. It's a fluid way of working ensuring all of your challenges are talked through, whether they are different from existing topics or not. It is also a way of working by encouraging and empowering you to become in control of your life. We will work in the here and now and will discuss ways of being present rather than consumed with the past or future.
I am a friendly, approachable, considerate person and offer confidential support without judgement.
Training, qualifications & experience
Concepts in counselling
Mental health awareness certificate
Counselling skills training
Nutrition and health award; this includes, using food and nutrition to plan a healthy diet, the principles of weight management and understanding a range of eating disorders.
How to counsel online during the coronavirus pandemic
Online and telephone counselling certificate
Foundation Degree in Counselling Theory and Practice Distinction.
I have a full DBS check and hold professional insurance. I ensure my abilities are up to date by enrolling in as many continual professional development opportunities as possible. Such as;
Certificate in PTSD and Trauma
Understanding post natal depression
Understanding bipolar disorder
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
Sessions are £40 for 50 minutes.
(Due to Covid 19 I am currently offering Phone, video and text sessions at £30 for 50 minutes, or walk and talk sessions for £40 also 50 minutes))
I offer open ended sessions, meaning we will not be restricted by the amount of sessions we have. The timing and frequency can be agreed by us.
What clients have said
"You completely saved my life... I was stuck in the deepest darkest rut, that I've ever been stuck in and didnt think I'd ever get better."
" I thought there was no light at the end of the tunnel not even a flicker, yet you pulled me up and got me back on track again and now I'm doing things for me, I'm fitter than I've ever been and soon I'll be more skilled than I've ever been."
"You never gave up on me, and every time I saw you it was like an immense weight had been lifted off of my chest for the first time in my life."