Is anxiety, low mood, anger, lack of confidence and low self esteem affecting the quality and enjoyment of your life? Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and not able to cope with these thoughts and feelings, perhaps not understanding where they have come from? This is where counselling can help.
I can give you a safe and confidential space to talk about your past, future and present experiences. This counselling relationship involves unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruency, enabling you to become your own best helper.
I am an integrative counsellor, trained to utilise different therapeutic approaches that fit in with what a person needs, what works for them as an individual. My core practice is in person centred therapy which puts the client at the centre of the counselling process. This means that you are the best person to understand and help yourself.
Issues that I deal with include anxiety, depression, self harm, suicidal ideation, GAD, relationships, school refusal, eating disorders, gender identity and trauma.
In my work I utilise CBT techniques, Mindfulness, creative and sandtray work, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and also Solution Focused Brief Therapy. This is all delivered with a Compassion Focused Therapy approach.
We can work together face to face, by Zoom or by telephone. Sessions can be short or long term and we will regularly review how the counselling is progressing for you. Our sessions will be held weekly at an agreed time and day.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered member of the MBACP.
- FdSc Counselling
- Dip.Couns CYP
As well as my private practice I work for a charity called Tic + based in Gloucester with clients aged between 9 and 21 years.
I have over 3 years of clinically supervised counselling experience. During this time I have completed training in eating disorders, bereavement, transgender issues, trauma and CSA. I am also trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and the new wave of CBT called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have also undertaken training in on-line therapy and offer sessions by phone and Zoom.
As a registered member of the BACP I work within their ethical guidelines and undertake regular clinical supervision and continuing professional development (CPD.) I have an enhanced DBS certificate and indemnity insurance. My safeguarding training is up to date.
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
We can have an initial 30 minute session to meet and see how we can work together - this will cost £25.00. If you prefer we could have a complimentary chat by phone. Thereafter, £45.00 per session which is payable by cash or bank transfer.
I have availability in the day and some evenings too.
I work from an easily accessible venue in Wotton under Edge with lots of free parking.