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Life can become challenging at any time and due to many things e.g. relationship issues, trauma, family life, a death, loss, changes in our work or personal circumstances as well as mental and physical health issues amongst other things.
Often, we can face and resolve these disruptions ourselves and return to a normal life and at other times, it is not quite so easy. Talking with close friends and family can be especially difficult at these times and many people find it a relief to be able to talk to a counsellor, who can support you through whatever difficulties you are experiencing, helping you discover new ways to cope or ways in which you can make changes to help you move forward in a positive way.
I have experience of working with a lot of different issues that life can bring. Low mood, addiction, abuse, anxiety, depression, loss and relationship difficulties amongst others.
My style of counselling puts you at the heart of the work we do together. Showing you respect, empathy and acceptance. Whether you need to talk about your current situation, past memories or future concerns I will listen without judgement and support you to discover ways of moving through your own situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Certificate In Counselling Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Theraputic Counselling
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of counselling and Psychotherapy) and follow their ethical framework.
I have been working part time over the last six years with a Charity who offers specialist counselling for Problematic Gamblers, their loved ones and affected others. This has given me an amazing opportunity to work with clients from often very different and diverse circumstances. The only common denominator is the connection to gambling....everything else is what makes each client unique.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a standard fee of £50 per session
Concessions offered dependent on circumstances
Concessions offered for
I can offer appointments face to face (adhering to social distancing guidelines), on the Telephone or via Zoom sessions