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Hello there! I offer counselling in a safe, comfortable and confidential space in the centre of Market Harborough. I also work online via Zoom, FaceTime and Microsoft Teams.
I understand how hard it can be to choose the right counsellor. To share your very personal views and problems with someone you can trust. I understand because I was once the one looking through counselling directories. That is why, I am more than happy to offer a free initial phone call, or we can exchange a few emails to ease off the initial anxiety of starting therapy.
How Does It Work?
During our first session, I will tell you a little bit about how I work and all the essentials around counselling together, and also you can tell me what you believe you need help with and what your expectations are. Only then, we will see whether I am the right company for you on this adventure of self-discovery.
I offer short-term or open-ended, long-term therapy and I suggest meeting up at least once a week for the counselling to be effective. A session lasts 50 minutes.
Who Am I?
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor working in private practice at Mindtalk located in the heart of Market Harborough. I also work as a high school counsellor in two different locations in Leicestershire. I counsel for Rape Crisis, Talkaid, and in the past I volunteered as a child and adolescent bereavement counsellor at CABS Northampton. I have years of experience of working as a tutor to neurodiverse children of all ages which, in a way, inspired me to become a counsellor / psychotherapist. I work with adults and young people (13+).
What Do I Work With?
The issues I have experience working with are relationship problems, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and self-worth, loss/bereavement, trauma, domestic and sexual violence, historic childhood abuse, women's problems connected to various stages of a woman's life such as childbearing years, work/home balance, retirement and 'empty nest' syndrome. My other experience and interests are cross-cultural issues, the experience of adult children of alcoholics and addicted parents, impacts of adverse childhood experiences on an adult life of an individual.
Please contact me to discuss whether your problem is something we can look at together, or alternatively, you can click through my website for more information.
I am always happy to help and to answer any inquiries you might have. I aim to respond within 48 hours. Just please don't suffer in silence.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling
- Online and Telephone counselling course via The Counselling Tutor
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling studies – Tresham college
- CACHE Mental Health Awareness course certificate – Tresham college
- CPCAB Understanding Substance Misuse Award – Tresham college
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills – Tresham college
- Introduction to Counselling studies – Tresham college.
- Safeguarding Children Levels 1, 2, 3
- Advanced Safeguarding Adults Level 2
- Safeguarding Extra 14 – The Toxic Trio: Help or Hinderance – Safeguarding in Schools
- Prevent Training
- Suicide Awareness training
- The Clinician's Suicide Prevention Summit: Treatment Strategies to Inspire Hope and Save Lives - PESI
- UAVA Training on Domestic and Sexual Violence
- UAVA Training – Domestic Violence and Its impact on Children and Young Adults
- Leicestershire ACE and Trauma Awareness Training
- Coping with Risky Behaviours – Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottinghamshire Children’s Trust
- Ch. Sanderson Training: Heroin is My Mother, Alcohol My Father, Attachment and Attachment Disorders
- Various CPD workshops and events
- Master’s Degree in Linguistics (English Language) – British & American Studies (University of Presov 1998 to 2003)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- ACOAs - Adult Children of Alcoholics
- ACEs - adverse childhood experiences
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Face to face counselling: £45
Online counselling using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, FaceTime: £40
Concessions to counselling students: £35
When I work