I have experience of working with people from all walks of life and age groups having a special interest in supporting people through bereavement, loss, stress and grief. I am a qualified counsellor offering friendly professional support to help you through difficult or troubling times.
I. I am kind, caring and friendly with the goal of offering you a space where you can explore your feelings in safety and confidence without the fear of judgement. Whether it is to 'get things off your chest' or simply talk about what is troubling you, it could be a past event or something that happened yesterday.
I am an integrative practitioner which means I draw on a number of theoretical models to meet your individual needs. My core way of working is Person-Centred, so first and foremost I will talk to you about what you would like to gain from counselling and support you to achieve your personal goals. I also offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to address specific problems which may benefit from a more structured approach. Other approaches include solution focussed brief therapy, transactional analysis and I am comfortable working through the medium of art and crafts. This can be particularly therapeutic for younger people and for those who find it easier to express themselves through the medium of art
I have extensive work experience of working with children and young people as a secondary school counsellor supporting young people in particular to overcome the ever growing pressures of school life; exam nerves, stress, anxiety and panic.
I am a registered member of the British association for counselling and psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework for good practice. I attend monthly clinical supervision and regularly up date my therapeutic knowledge and skills through a programme of continuous professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
BACPCertificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB Level 4
Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB Level 3
Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
Certificate in Bereavement Care (Cruse)
BA (Hons) Sociology, PGDip SW (HCPC registered)
I currently run a small private practice near Kimbolton in Cambridgeshire.
My background is in health, education and social care and I have had experience working with children, young people and adults in both individual and group settings.
I have worked with those in crisis or difficulty from all walks of life am not easily shocked, do have a sense of humour and offer 100% commitment to support those that walk through my counselling door.
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
My fees are £40 per 50 minute session.
Concessions available to NHS Staff, Under 18's and Full time students.
Payment may be made bank transfer or in cash. I require 48 hours notice of cancellation otherwise the session fee is payable in full.
Concessions offered for
I AM CURRENTLY ONLY ABLE TO OFFER ONLINE APPOINTMENTS
My private practice is based in a quiet location near Kimbolton in Cambridgeshire. I am able to offer daytime, evening and Saturday appointments and times are staggered to ensure full discretion. There is free off road parking.
If you feel I may be able to help you please call for a friendly chat or please feel free to email me in confidence without obligation.