I offer therapeutic integrative counselling for adults. I also work with trauma, childhood trauma and ptsd.
I want to offer the client a safe and confidential space. I want to bring a sense of safety, warmth and trust and to provide a space where any word, emotion or feeling is welcome. I allow the client to experience the power of being truly listened too, where they are in control and are heard. This is your time, your space.
The thought of starting counselling can be daunting and scary, which is understandable due to having to talk to someone you don't know. Possibly the fear of the unknown may cause a block.
I want to give you a brief outlook on what to expect with me. I feel it is important to tell people that there is no right or wrong thing to say or bring up.
In the first session we will explore what you need out of the sessions and make sure we both feel comfortable.
If we are both happy to go ahead and you would like to work with me, we will then discuss a contract and see how many sessions you would like. I offer open ended sessions and the option to book a block of 4 or 6. I understand life can sometimes be challenging and busy, therefore I can negotiate on more flexible sessions to suit both of us if needed.
We will set goals on what you would like to focus on, and you will always be at the centre of the session. There will be no judgment and I would like you to feel safe and be able to form a trusting therapeutic relationship.
I work as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, which means I have trained in multiple theoretical approaches , such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, Transpersonal and Person Centred.
This enables me to adapt my approach to best suit the individual I am working with. I work with the Connections Model, seeing the individual as a whole person, made up of different parts; mind, body, soul and emotion. If one of these parts becomes disconnected, it can help to try and reconnect them to that part for a better sense of wellbeing. We will work together at a pace that suits you, to explore a deeper understanding of what comes up.
I can be there to support and guide you through what may emerge. I believe that not everyone knows where to start, and usually, if one is allowed to let out freely what comes up it will become easier for the process.
I am a accredited registered member with NCS and abide by their ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied a level 4 diploma at Devon and Cornwall counselling Hub. I volunteered for the Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre where I worked with adults who suffered with a range of different mental health problems. This included anxiety, general stress, relationship problems, sleeping trouble, child hood trauma and ptsd.
I feel I am able to empathise easily and resonate with certain areas which allows me to help guide people through the other end onto a more positive and clearer pathway.
I believe being truly listened to and having that space can be empowering.
I work by helping to explore the deeper level and bringing the unconscious to your awareness which can allow the choice to then change.
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.
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.
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
I offer a free 30 minute consultation. This can either be by phone or in person.
Then 40.00 an hour per session
Do you feel like you can take the first step into counselling? Counselling takes courage and strength, it is not a weakness or something to be ashamed of.
Maybe you are in a time in your life where you would benefit from a pause button, or a single moment to just be... I can help and work with you to find coping strategies and bring awareness which can equal the choice to then change.