Counselling can be daunting to begin with, but be rest assured you will be entering a non-judgemental, safe and empathic space where you can develop self-awareness and self-acceptance of who you are.
Using a person-centred approach to counselling, I am able to gain a deep understanding of what is important to you and support you so you can take back control and gain understanding in your life. I use relationship dynamics and developmental theory to help you understand how your past affects your daily living, explaining behavioural patterns and negative cycles of events. This can highlight coping mechanisms and defenses that may be holding you back in achieving the life you wish to lead. Anxiety, self-harm and self-neglect are all ways in which some people cope with overwhelming emotions and we can explore those triggers together to find different cycles and healthier self-soothing actions. I am also trained in David Moss's non-invasive Rewind technique for treatment of trauma flashbacks and dreams.
I offer face to face in clinic appointments in Grantham, and a UK based online service using a secure and confidential web/video system that can be accessed through a smart phone, tablet or laptop/computer.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QCF) Foundation Degree
- Level 4 Certificate Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
- Level 3 National Diploma in Science (Health Studies)
- Level 3 National Diploma in Childcare & Education
- Rewind Therapy for Trauma Treatment - Dr David Muss
- ASIST Practitioner - Applied Suicide Intervention.
- Coaching for Health & Wellbeing
I have over 20 years of experience working within the Health & Social Care and Educational Sectors, this has given me a wealth of understanding of a variety of barriers that are experienced in everyday life.
I have worked with adults & young people who have struggled with Social Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, BPD/EUPD, Eating Disorders, abuse and Self Harm.
I have also supported clients through life changes, employment colleague abuse, stress, relationship struggles, historic physical abuse, loss & grief, control & coercion (parent & partner), separation, low self-esteem and low self-confidence.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
Concessions offered for
An initial 30 minute consultation is offered for FREE.
Thereafter, each 50 minute session costs £40. Sessions are generally weekly, with a regular time slot agreed after your initial consultation, although there is some flexibility for shift workers.
Day and Evening appointments available Monday-Thursday.