I have lived in and around Glastonbury my entire life. I have worked in a variety of posts over the years and mainly working with people.
Through my past experiences in life I have my own personal understanding of the counselling process. This is how I started my journey as a counsellor. I believe this can be beneficial when listening to others and their issues.
Life can be tough at times and this can present itself in many ways; depression, anxiety, anger, mood swings or just the feeling of being plain stuck in life! Whatever has happened to you, or what you are you are left with in the way of feelings, talking about it can be a positive way to move forward in your life!
In my counselling practice in Glastonbury I offer a friendly, non-judgmental, safe space for you to talk about your problems or concerns. I am here to listen and try to understand how it is for you, so you feel understood and accepted. This process of talking and explaining how you feel can help you to learn more about yourself and in turn help you develop new strategies or coping mechanisms that can help positively in relationships and everyday life in the future.
As people we are all so different. This means that we can also express our self differently. one of the other things I can offer is the opportunity to combine creative ways for you to express yourself. This could be through art or creative writing. If this is something that interests you please don't hesitate to ask me and we can talk more about how you can express yourself through creativity.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained primarily in person-centred but also work with and combine other theories such as CBT and mindfulness into the work. Part of the process or the way I work, is to help you to understand what feels right and works for you.
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QCF)
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (QCF)
CPCAB level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (QCF)
Additional training and achievements:
Strode College Adult Student of the Year 2015/2016
Practical Skills in Gestalt
Understanding Sexual Violence
Working with Ethical Dilemmas
I am a registered member of the (BACP) British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have also worked as a Counsellor in several charitable organisations, working with a wide variety of aged people who have experienced issues such as; anxiety, depression, loss, bullying, disability or for people who just want to find a deeper meaning or understanding of them in life.
I have also worked in a variety of other post in the past. I have worked in a school as a technician,mentor, and a volunteer Counsellor. These posts involved listening to young people and having responsibility to safeguard young peoples welfare and work in a confidential manner.
I also worked for period of time as a fire fighter. This often involved working with people who could be anxious or distressed. As a person I would do my best to comfort or reassure people it what could be life threatening situations.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer a free 30min no obligation first consultation to see if we are both happy to work together. My fees are £40 per 50 min session I offer concessions for those on low income, trainee counsellors, or students.
Unattended session without 24hours prior notice may incur full cost of session.
If you wish to find out more about counselling and what I can offer you, please don't hesitate to contact me.
I understand that it may be daunting if you have never experienced counselling before so I offer a free no obligation 30min session. In this time we can see if we both feel happy to work together and I will explain a little more how the counselling would work if we both agreed to work together.
The Room I work from is on the second floor so would not be possible to access in a wheel chair. I do understand how this can be a issue so I do have the opportunity to work from a different place that can be accessed via a lift. I you have mobility issues please don't hesitate to inform my and will do my best to accommodate you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work day times but please contact me for availability
Types of client