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I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step when looking for support but please rest assured that I will do all I can to put you at ease. I aim to offer a warm, relaxed, down to earth approach. So if you would like to talk things over without committing yourself to anything, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I have experience in a wide range of issues, supporting clients from all walks of life including personnel from the emergency services, counselling both short term and long term. I offer a secure, confidential and professional relationship, through which problems can be identified, confronted and resolved in the privacy of regular, reliable sessions.
As well as being in a private practice I work as Clinical Lead with 13-25 year olds in a young persons counselling service. I have experience in counselling at a children's hospice, supporting children, teenagers and their families. I have worked in the charity sector for over 30 years in both a counselling and fundraising capacity.
My approach is holistic, in that I am interested in “the whole person”, and I often encourage clients to examine aspects of their overall lifestyle, such as health, diet and exercise, to assist and support the psychological and emotional changes they are making
I practice integrative psychotherapy which means that I have trained in several models of therapy. I draw from a psychodynamic, humanistic and person-centred, approach which allows me to offer the type of therapy, or combination of therapies, that is most appropriate for the particular needs of each client. My approach is particularly suited to people who want to understand themselves better as well as tackle problematic issues or areas.
I also provide relaxation courses for both individuals and groups helping to facilitate deep relaxation enabling the mind and body to relax together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Senior Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society, (MNCS Snr Acc)
Member British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (MBACP)
BACP Certificate in Proficiency and Registered
Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy
NCS Approved Supervisor
Dip Clinical Hypnotherapy
Certificate in Bereavement Counselling – CRUSE Bereavement
Certificate in Navigating truth telling in end of life care
Level 3 certificate in child protection
Certificate Decision making in Neglect
Enhanced DBS check (Disclosure & Barring Service)
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The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society
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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Each session lasts for 50 minutes – Individual rates may negotiable depending on income. Block Bookings available for Individuals payable in advance. Payment is required prior to the session not in arrears after the session.
Individual Block bookings 6 Sessions £360. 00
Individual Block bookings 12 Sesssions £700. 00
Monthly Clinical Supervision 1.5 hrs £90.00 student rates can be negotiated.
I accept payment by bank transfer I don’t accept cheques. Payment is due at the beginning or during each session.
Cancellation policy. Less than 24 hrs notice will result in full payment becoming due.
Works in: Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Cancer, Childhood Issues,Confidence Issues, Depression, Family Issues, Health Related Issues, Loss, Low Self Esteem,Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorders, Physical Illness and Injury, Post Traumatic Stress, Relationship Issues, Self Harm, Separation, Traumatic Health Experiences, Work Related Stress, Youth counselling