I find being an older Counsellor a great advantage as I bring decades of life experience and understanding to my practice. I provide an accepting, welcoming environment, enabling you to feel comfortable and relaxed. I work with the emotions and experiences that we all live with at times, anxiety, loneliness, not 'being understood'. I appreciate the knocks that life gives us and will work with you to enable you to appreciate your strengths and resources; helping you to understand who you really are and how you can move on.
We never know what life will throw at us and counselling can provide that confidential space to examine ourselves, our feelings and our options. Nothing shocks a Counsellor! I will support you through both chronic and short-term difficulties, enabling you to see your situation with new eyes.
As a wife and mother, I have experienced most of life's 'rites of passage' and together with my training, specialise in these life experiences, including trauma, and the relationships that surround them.
My spiritual orientation is Christian, but this does not intrude into the sessions unless clients wish it.
I have enhanced DBS clearance.
I am trained to provide remote counselling and following the success of this method during the past 18 months, am now working solely this way. It allows a greater flexibility of appointment times for clients and has proved to be very popular with them. I work online via Zoom, or by phone, whichever is most acceptable to the client.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling Skills 1 and 2. Bereavement Counselling
Mindfulness in Counselling
BSC.(Hons) in Systemic Counselling.
Systemic Counselling is the study of attributes and relationships and is particularly useful in working with family conflict and relationship issues.
ReWind trauma training.
Working with Couples.
Training in work with trauma and abuse, also depression and anxiety.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Developmental (childhood/family) trauma.
Concessions offered for
I offer a discretionary reduced rate on arrangement.
Face to face: Monday 10-5, Tuesday 2-9, Thursday 12-4. Friday 2-9. Remote sessions by arrangement.