Due to Covid 19,our need for connection has grown,many clients have been affected by the loss of their profession/job,a loss of routine, loss of loved ones and for some frontline workers, an increased workload and post traumatic stress.
It is safe to say, there has been a huge amount of pressure on the mental health of clients going through this crisis.It is not only impacting our mental health but also our physical well being, for many people, it has been difficult to reestablish new routines.There appears to be an underlining feeling with many clients of feeling sad and an enormous pressure on families and couples.
Being a bereavement counsellor ,Covid 19 has brought up a lot of stress and loss for clients.I feel I can help clients deal with their feelings of loss and change and help them understand their fears and confusion.
Attending counselling can be a daunting process, so finding the right counsellor whom you feel safe with, is paramount. Sometimes people have specific issues they wish to explore, with someone who has the ability to listen in a confidential and non-judgemental way, independent from friends and family.
It is my belief, that the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is the most important contributor, to helping a client feel safe, secure, accepted and understood.
Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed, are suffering from depression or anxiety, due to relationship or family issues which are a vital part of our lives.Maybe you are going through a separation or divorce,or you are facing redundancy or have experienced an illness or bereavement,have experienced a lot of losses and are looking for ways to handle these emotional difficulties.
Maybe you are feeling lost and do not know what direction you would like your life to go and are experiencing generalised anxiety,or are experiencing panic attack’s. I am here to help you talk through any of these fears you may have and to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, in order to live a more fulfilled life.
I am here to help you explore the impact this may have had on you and to listen to your fears and help you to focus on your own wellbeing.
I am based in Billericay where there is free parking. I offer a free 10 minute telephone consultation, which gives the client a better understanding of counselling and it allows the client ample time to raise any questions you may have prior to the initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 counselling skills
Level 3 counselling studies
Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling
Level 5 diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling
- Trauma and vicarious trauma (inc. PTSD)
- Bereavement training
- Dyslexia training
- Disordered Eating & Attachment
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to the ethical framework for the counselling professions.
I am fully insured.
To continue my learning I attend on going professional development.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am able to work in a flexible manner, offering my clients, the opportunity to work round childcare and work commitments, as I am fully aware of the busy lives and commitments life throws at us.
I offer affordable counselling for relationship issues, panic disorder, depression or anxiety.Please contact me in regards to my fees,each session is 50 minutes.
I always offer a free telephone consultation.
Counselling students are fully welcome at a discounted rate.
Due to Covid 19,I am offering telephone counselling at a reduced fee.
Concessions offered for
I am trained in integrative counselling, which means, that I draw from a range of approaches to provide the right support for each individual. I am friendly and warm and I offer affordable counselling, in a confidential setting, where we can explore your personal thoughts and feelings in a safe, non judgmental space. I offer both short and long term counselling.
I have numerous years of experience working in bereavement, specialising in supporting families facing the loss of a loved one, due to Covid 19,I am fully aware many clients are feeling sad, could be facing loss of routine,loss of jobs and a feeling of fear,panic,obsession which can be stressful ,due to living in isolation. Many have expressed feeling abandoned ,lonely and not feeling supported which has impacted on family relationships. Many clients have reported a feeling of generalised anxiety and a loss of purpose for many who have lost their roles in society. I help to facilitate the process, so my client has a better understanding of their long term goals and help them understand how the crisis has impacted on them and try and help them re-emerge.