If you have something that is troubling you and you want to talk it through, counselling may be able to help. As an experienced and qualified therapist I will support you while you look at your life and the issues facing you now. By having somewhere safe to explore your feelings and thoughts, with someone who will listen, and someone independent you will get a better understanding of what has happened in the past, where you are now and where you want to be going.
Some of the issues that come up in counselling are:
Relationships. How these are formed, which ones are important and why, how early relationships have affected later life, how conflict is dealt with, what is needed from them now, how to become more honest in them. How to communicate better.
Abuse: How it continues to affect your life, how to come to terms with the past, how to grieve loss, how to move forward.
Self esteem: What has caused low self esteem, identifying negative thought patterns and changing them, challenging feelings of not being good enough, creating new possibilities , changing perceptions.
I will listen and support you, without judgement, whatever your issues. Within a safe environment you can talk completely freely and in confidence. During our sessions we can explore and understand more fully your feelings and the way these affect you, we will look at current feelings, in the here and now, but we can also explore the past. This process can help you to try and resolve the difficulties you live with at the moment, it will help you to achieve change or to come to terms with the past so that you can move forward with your life in the way you want.
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor, trained in the person-centred and psychodynamic approach to Counselling and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have experience with individuals, couples and also Counselling students. I work in both the charity and private sectors, and although some of the issues seem similar, each client experiences them differently and your experience is what we work with. These include: Abuse and Trauma, Addiction, Anxiety, Bereavement, Caring, Depression, Loss, Relationships, Self-Esteem.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Ad Dip Relational Supervision
FdA Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills
Professional Development Training:
Working with Disrupted Attachment
Working with Anger in Therapy
Working with Shame and Self-Esteem
Working with the inner child
Working with issues of childhood sexual abuse
Assit Suicidal Training
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
Individual (50 minute) £45 a session
Counselling students - discount rates available
Couples £50 a session
Monday to Friday, and some evenings.
When you contact me ,I will take brief details and arrange an initial assessment session. At this session we will discuss what your issues are and how we can work together. You can either ring or text me and leave a message on my mobile number, or e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I currently work from the Natural Health Centre in Bishop's Cleeve or in Cheltenham and Gotherington.
" I would sincerely like to thank you for all the help and support you have given me. I have really gained from this and will make sure I continue to carry it through"
"It has been invaluable having somewhere safe to say anything and to be completely honest. I felt really listened to and totally supported"