I'm a fully qualified person-centred counsellor who puts you and your needs at the centre of everything we do. I am compassionate, empathic, non-judgemental and a good listener which makes me very easy to relate and talk to.
Telephone Counselling currently available for those who want or need to stay at home.
I work with adults with a range of issues from anxiety, depression and bereavement to life changing illnesses, conflict, self esteem and general life stresses.
I can help whatever your goals are, helping you understand yourself and/or others better, I'll support you in whatever you are experiencing and help to find ways of dealing with your experiences that work best for you.
I believe that it is important that you find the right therapist for you and for this reason I offer a free twenty minute assessment of your needs so that I can be sure that I am able to help you and for you to check me out to see if you feel comfortable working with me.
You can call 01606 278589 and either leave a message or speak to me directly if I'm available or just email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs and arrange an initial session.
"How can Counselling help?"
Counselling can help in many ways, firstly it gives you a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space for you to be heard, understood and valued. It can help you explore and understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, which will allow you to develop ways of coping better, develop self-love, compassion and self-esteem, and I will support you through times of discomfort, anger, unhappiness and/or sadness and empower you to make appropriate changes that are right for you.
There are so many more ways in which counselling can help, it just depends on your needs and what you want from life. There are certain circumstances that we can't change in which case new ways of thinking, behaving and coping are required and we can explore the best ways forward and you will have my full support. It's great to have someone in your corner.
"What can I expect from my first session?"
In the first session we'll get to know each other, we'll do some basic paperwork around contact information and privacy. I'll explain in more detail how I work as you settle in and I'll ask what has brought you to counselling. You only need to tell me whatever you feel comfortable telling me and we'll look at what you might like to get out of our counselling sessions.
This will take about 20 minutes and is completely free of charge. If you decide that you don't wish to continue with the session then you may leave with no further obligation. However if we both decide that we can work together then we can continue with the session and again it's completely up to you what you talk about. I may ask some questions for me to gain a better understanding or clarity.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Levels 2, 3, 4 & 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
- Counselling for Depression.
- Counselling for Loss & Bereavement.
- Counselling for Self Harm & Suicide.
- Counselling for Couples.
- Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping)
- Neuro Linguistic Programming.
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
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
£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
£60 per session.
£85 per session for Couples.
Monday - Saturday 9 am - 7 pm email anytime
All contact and counselling content is discrete and confidential (unless I am made aware of potential harm to others or money laundering)
Full wheelchair access to my counselling room.
Free and plentiful parking.
Telephone and / or On-line Counselling currently available for anyone not able or wanting to leave their home.