I am based near Bath in Wiltshire and I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy.
We all have times in our lives when we feel a bit stuck and we may not even know why. Some difficulties may stem from childhood while others may come from a change in our circumstances such as a career move or a recent loss. Being given a safe place to explore your situation can lead to a deeper understanding of what is happening for you and the opportunity to find your way through and move forward.
There are many different types of Therapy; Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic – to name but a few. My approach is an integrative one with its basis around transactional analysis, person-centered, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural therapies.
Generally the agreement is to meet weekly at the same time and sessions are for one hour.
People seek Counselling and Psychotherapy for a variety of reasons including the following:
Stress and Anxiety, relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, anger, self-defeating behaviours, goal setting and motivation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society.
I have also completed the following:
Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
My normal rates are £40 for individual therapy for a 60 minute session and £50 for couples therapy.
I operate a sliding scale for those unable to pay the full cost. Please do ask if this applies to you.
Daytime and evenings Monday to Friday
I also work for Help! Counselling for 9 to 25 year olds. This charity offers emotional support, counselling and therapy to young people across the South West. More information can be found at http://www.help-counselling.org.uk/
Previously, I have worked as a Volunteer with Turing Point (Wiltshire Substance Misuse Service) in a Meet and Greet Capacity
I have also worked as a Volunteer Counsellor with Wiltshire MIND.
Wiltshire Mind is a local independent Mental Health Charity based in Melksham and provides County-wide services working towards a better life for people diagnosed (or not), labelled and treated as mentally ill. MIND are committed to the personal care of vulnerable people with, or without, mental health issues, http://www.wiltshiremind.co.uk/