LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS EASY and we can feel isolated and alone. I would like to help you find a way through whatever is troubling you, for you to discover new perspectives or solutions and find wholeness in life again.
Throughout my adult life, I have noticed that individuals have come to chat with me about the ups and downs in their lives. They say they find me to be warm, caring, approachable, and a good listener.
Once my four children were older I decided to gain the qualifications I needed to formalize the skills I was, to some extent, already using. As a result, I am a qualified, registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and doing a job that I love.
I work with adults and children of all ages who come with many different issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, eating disorders, family issues, feeling sad, generalized anxiety disorder, relationship issues and bereavement.
My approach to counselling is integrative which means I draw on several different counselling approaches to match what I think will help best in any given situation.
I will offer you a calm, confidential space within my home in Oakhill to give you time to explore your thoughts and feelings on any aspect of life. Together we will gently explore these feelings, to gain understanding and through that help you find answers. I will not judge you or be shocked at whatever you feel you would like to talk about.
I know for some this journey of discovery will be achieved in a few weeks and for some, the journey may be longer so I am happy to offer you short or long term therapy to suit your needs.
I can also work with you as a couple, helping you to understand your patterns of relating to one another.
We may. depending on your needs, work on setting a joint relationship vision, enhancing your communication skills and develop your conflict resolution skills as well as looking at how to heal from past or current hurts.
I do not take sides but aim to listen to both of you equally. I will not judge you or be shocked at what you feel you would like to talk about.
I realize that it can take a lot of courage to pick up the phone to ask for help but would encourage you to try and not continue struggling alone. Please text me, email me or phone me now to arrange a time to talk to me.
Please note: Because of the need for social isolation, I can no longer offer face to face counselling but instead am offering telephone or online sessions. My hope would be that once this epidemic is passed if you wished to, we could move again to meeting at my home.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
I continue to develop myself professionally and have supervision adhering to the BACP ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
- Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (Level 7)
- Online and Telephone Counselling Course. The Counselling Tutor cpd Training
- Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy
- Psycho-therapeutic Counselling Advanced Diploma (PC - L5)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC - L4)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST- L3)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK - L2)
I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.
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
I offer a free initial meeting of up to 1 hour for us to see whether we feel we could work together.
After this initial meeting, my fees are £50 for one hour. (£70 for couples)
A limited number of concessions are offered for student counsellors.
Previously I have counselled clients in local secondary schools and at SWEDA (Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association)
My practice is located in a quiet village setting. Off road parking is available.
I am a short walk from the 174 bus route that currently operates between the towns of Wells,
Shepton Mallet and Bath.
I offer evening appointments as well as those in the daytime.