We all feel confused and unsure of ourselves at various times in our lives and counselling can help us to make sense of the feelings which are sometimes difficult to understand. Together we can explore, make sense of problems and lead you on to a happier life through talking about any problems you may have.
I work from my home in Burnham-on Sea with people who are experiencing difficult or challenging times. These may be anxiety, depression, health anxiety, self-esteem issues or addictions. I also work with bereavement, eating disorders, abuse cases and children's issues.
I trained as an integrative counsellor so I can draw on a range of methods and theories, but remain person-centred offering a warm, comfortable setting for you to explore difficult problems or feelings.
I work with individuals, couples and families and offer mediation to couples and companies. All of my work is offered in complete confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an integrative counsellor using a variety of therapeutic methods but with a person-centred core.
I have a Higher Diploma (Level 5) in Counselling Practice, an Advanced Certificate (Level 3) in Counselling, a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and a Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems.
I also have an Adult Education Teaching Certificate. I am able to offer classes, lectures and workshops in Counselling Skills, Bereavement & Resilience in Children and Young People and Stress Management to individuals and in the workplace. I am a registered member of BACP and have full liability insurance.
I am a fully qualified supervisor and offer individual supervision for counsellors and reflective practice and supervision for the caring professions.
Level 2 Understanding Panic Attacks (OU)
Level 2 Mental Health Awareness
Level 2 Challenging Ideas in Mental Health (OU)
Level 2 Creativity and Innovation (OU)
Level 3 Young People's Wellbeing (OU)
Level 3 History & The Arts- The Enlightenment (OU)
Childhood in the Digital Age cert. (OU)
Understanding ADHD cert. (OU)
Exploring Anxiety (OU)
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
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
Concessions offered for
£35 per hour for individuals.
£45 per hour and a quarter for couples therapy or mediation.
£24 per hour for student counsellors.
£60 per hour and a half for supervision. Discounted rate for student counsellors.
Some concessions are available. Please ask.
Home visits also available. Please call for details.
Evenings and weekends by appointment.
Daytime and evening appointments and some weekends.
Other areas of special interest include-
Pet Bereavement counselling (not everyone we love and lose is human).
The Highly Sensitive Person.
These are of special interest to me. If you would like to discuss any of these, please get in touch.