Psychotherapist with special interests in substance misuse
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I am a counsellor and psychotherapist who works as a Primary Care Counsellor within North Staffordshire Combined NHS Trust on a p/t basis working with depression. I also work from home in private practice and have a special interest in substance use and the complicated issues that can affect the drug user's life. As a Person-Centred Counsellor, I aim to help and support you through your addiction/recovery.
Apart from my work with addiction I also practice as a general counsellor & psychotherapist working with a range of issues with people from all backgrounds. Issues such as, low self-esteem, anxiety, work problems, family problems, loss and bereavement, depression, trauma and other psychological concerns that can arise in the course of life.
My work as a Person-Centred Therapist will involve building a compassionate, confidential and non-judgemental space where you will be invited to talk about your concerns and what is troubling you. I will be working alongside you, supporting you and providing an environment which will allow you to fully access your own powerful resources. I enter the relationship with no agenda, the sessions are led by the client who decides what it is they want to talk about, we can then explore issues and options together.
I work from my office at home with most of my experience being on a one-to-one basis, helping individuals and their relationships-dilemmas, anxieties and other worries which informs how I work in my practice as a psychotherapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters degree (distinction) Person-Centred Counselling
PG DIP (level 7) Person-Centred-Counselling
Post grad certificate (level 6) Person-Centred Counselling
Psychology and Counselling Certificate in higher education Open University
Currently working within North Staffordshire Combined NHS Trust as a Primary Care Counsellor, part time role.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Employed £35 per hour
Students & unemployed £25 per hour
NHS doctors £40
When I work
Available weekday mornings, afternoons and evening Also available on weekend mornings and afternoons
Any other clients wishing to seek therapy please feel free to contact me so we can have a chat and organise a meeting. Our first complimentary face-to-face of 40 minutes, will give us the chance to get to know each other and if I am the right counsellor for you and your needs.