About me

The counselling space is a unique place where you are invited to share yourself.

It is a space where you are invited to open up, to talk, reflect on and process your experiences, thoughts, and feelings within the safety of the counselling relationship and the support of your therapist.

Counselling can be an opportunity to talk about whatever you want.  There is no expectation about what you bring to each session just an invitation to discuss what is important to you.  This time together can be whatever you need it to be.  It is a opportunity to explore a bit more of who you are.

You are accepted in all that you are experiencing, encouraged to understand yourself on a deeper level and supported as you continue your healing journey.

Where I work?

I am based in the market town of Wirksworth in Derbyshire.  I have a private space where I can facilitate one to one sessions and small group sessions.  I can also offer counselling sessions virtually either on the phone or via video call.

Who I work with?

My counselling work is exclusively for those who identify as female. I work with anyone from the age of 13 years old. 

The issues I work with?

I can support you with a range of issues and we can discuss this in more detail during our ‘getting to know you’ session. I have your best interest at heart so if there is an area of work where more specialist knowledge would benefit you, then together we can find the appropriate next steps for you to access that support. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked within the charity sector supporting people for over 20 years. I made the decision to train as a counsellor so that I could invest further into people. With over 4 years of experience studying, training, volunteering and employed as a counsellor and wellbeing practitioner I have journeyed with people through their trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, abuse and much more.

Over this time I have been involved in working within schools, organisations and charities that offer free support to those who need to process their experience.

I have worked in and with a number of organisations within the mental health sector and have a solid understanding of safeguarding, working in partnership with others and supporting you as an individual.

I am a qualified therapist with a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. Additionally I have an NVQ4 in Advice and Guidance and a BA cons degree in Sociology and Cultural Studies. 

I have undergone further training gaining certificates to including safeguarding, working with suicide, trauma, self-harm and anxiety.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a 20 minute enquiry call (free of charge). All sessions from then on will last for 50 minutes and will be at a cost of £50. 

Further information

How we will work

  1. If you are interested in finding out more about one to one session then we  can arrange a 20min phone or video call (free of charge).
  2. There is no pressure to move forward with anything after that call however if you are wanting to start sessions then we will book in a regular time and date to meet either in person or virtually.
  3. Our first session will be a ‘getting to know you’ session where I guide us through a series of questions which will allow me to understand you and your context in more depth.
  4. We will then move forward with our counselling sessions and will make sure we have regular reviews so to check in with whether this space is working for you.
  5. We will regularly discuss our ending and will continue to check out with each other when we feel it is appropriate to end our time together. In our final session we will have a time of reflection and evaluation which I will guide you through.

Wirksworth
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

The counselling space is upstairs and currently there is no other access other than via these stairs. If this is a issue for you then please contact me and we can work together to make alternative arrangements.

Online platforms

Zoom

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