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About me

"If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive" Brené Brown.

It can feel quite nerve-wracking looking for a counsellor at a time when you are feeling a bit off-balance. You might be feeling a bit stuck, lost, uncertain of what to do next or notice that those feelings of hopelessness, anxiousness and depression are creeping in more and more, making you feel isolated and alone with how you feel.

Counselling can offer you the opportunity to talk about what is going on for you. The chance to feel seen, heard, safe and non-judged. Together, we can begin the work of understanding yourself better so that hopefully you will become that healthier, happier version of yourself that you are striving to become.

As a person-centred counsellor, I work with what you want to bring to the session. You may not know what is causing your current distress, or you may have had something happen to you or a loved one knowing this is the cause of how you currently feel. Whatever you bring, we will work together to explore what is going on for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified therapist in therapeutic counselling and am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

  • Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence Awareness Diploma
  • Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Certificate

I have worked with issues such as: depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, abuse, relationship difficulties, trauma, eating disorders and caring for a loved one with life-limiting/terminal illness.

I have a specialist interest in trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD and Domestic Abuse.

I am qualified to teach counselling

I work for a couple of low cost counselling agencies. I also work for Sunflowers Suicide Support offering counselling to clients bereaved by Suicide alongside my private clinic. 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge £45 for a 50 minute session, sessions can be face to face or phone/video. 

I offer a 15 minute free call which will offer you the chance to ask me any questions and see if I could be the right choice before the initial assessment.

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Arlingham, Gloucestershire, GL2

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