I am a couples, children and young people and family counsellor with 15 years experience as a Relate counsellor
I also work with individuals who may be having issues with relationships in general. For example I have worked with persons who wondered why their relationships always came to an end after in a familiar pattern. I also work with adult family members like aunts, uncles, adult siblings or parent (s) and their grown up children. I can only work with a maximum of four family members and children must be five years and above.
I work on an Integrative basis, mainly with, Person Centred, Systemic, Psychodynamic and BRIEF Solution Focused Theories. My sessions go from 50 minutes to one hour.
The first session is normally an initial assessment to assess the suitability for the type of work being sought after by the client. I may have to refer on or advice on the type of work that would be more suitable.
I can offer face to face,webcam, Skype and telephone counselling services. For wheelchair users I will not do face to face counselling, only phone or Skype counselling
I understand that counselling can be a daunting experience, especially for those attending for the first time. I would like to assure you that you have nothing to worry about as counselling has a very human face to it whereby your safety and emotional well being is my priority. A good relationship between us and working collaboratively is what I aim for, so we can find a way forward for you in your situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
1 Graduate Certificate in Couple Counselling
2 Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy
3 Post Qualification Certificate in Young Persons Counselling
I work in Couples counselling, family counselling, as well as counselling Children (5-10), and Young persons (11 - 18) and adults.
I have received CPD Training and in the areas listed below:
Child Protection and Safeguarding
Feedback Informed practice
The Difference we make
Bereavement for different ages,bereavement affecting couples and rebuilding relationships
Domestic Violence Abuse Awareness and Safety
Working with a sexual focus for non sex therapists
Relate Centre Meeting
Clients and shame
Cancer awareness in relationships
Domestic Violence and Abuse
Suicidal Risk and Support
Mental Health Awareness
Police response to allegations of child abuse
Sexual addiction and use of the internet
Mental Health and Couple Counselling
Working with young people who self-harm
Cruse Bereavement Training
Conflict Resolution and Management
Therapeutic work with teenagers
Therapeutic Counselling Skills for Children
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Girls on the Spectrum
Affairs from a psychodynamic perspective
Systemic Therapy and Attachment Narrative in Working wit Couples and Families
Relational Resilience:Recovery and Potential Across Generations
How GP's respond to patients with relationship problems
CBT theory and strategies in understanding and treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationship issues for singles, couples and families
£65 per hour for individuals and Children and young Persons Counselling
££75 per hour for Family Counselling
I currently work with Relate