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MBACP specialist in bereavement therapy

About me

If you have recently experienced the death of a loved one it can be difficult to adapt to the changes that occur after loss. Grief, although normal, can manifest in various ways.

As a bereavement counsellor I can support you during this difficult time and together we can work through your thoughts and feelings. Gaining support from friends and family can ease the pain of loss, however, there are occasions that this support may not feel enough.

I have a deep understanding and knowledge of grief and have worked with various clients and a broad range of loss.

I offer a safe space in which we can break down the current difficulties. Together through therapy you can find suitable solutions to help you move forward and get back on track.

My role as a counsellor is to provide an empathic, supportive, and understanding relationship built on trust. Through this relationship and my knowledge, we would work out a solid plan for wellbeing working towards a positive outcome for you. I believe there is no greater privilege than facilitating the process of healing for someone.

I have been able to effectively help individuals suffering with anxiety and panic attacks. I have also worked the following issues: negative self-talk, family issues, anxiety, depression, self-harm, loneliness, childhood trauma and its impact, and many other areas.

I offer the time and space where we can talk and together, we can make sense of any current difficulties you may be experiencing. I feel that you should not have to live life defined by damaging and hurtful experiences of the past. Times of struggle and crisis can often offer real opportunities for personal change and can be a catalyst for reflection and self-inquiry leading to personal growth. My goal is to assist you on the therapeutic journey to a more fulfilled and happier life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained for over three years to become a qualified Person-centred therapist.

My qualifications include:

Dip in bereavement and grief, Grief recovery method training

4 Dip in therapeutic counselling

Level 3 Cert in counselling skills

Level 2 award in counselling concepts.

I have gained 2 years of experience working for an organisation that provided support and counselling for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. The service was provided for all ages and genders also providing support for families and partners of survivors as the impact of abuse can be far reaching. This work has left me with a knowledge of trauma and the impact of trauma on the emotional and physical well being. I have furthered this knowledge with gaining insight on how to heal after trauma.

My Dip in bereavement and grief not only covers death but also loss. This loss includes end of friendships, loss through retirement, empty nest syndrome and loss of spouse through divorce.

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.

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial assessment of twenty minutes free.

Available online and face to face.

50 Minute sessions £40

Couples counselling £60

Students £30

When I work

Please contact me for availability

Further information

My room is located in Autumn Park Business centre near Grantham Town Centre. It is a secure facility that has a manned reception. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign in and then directed to my room. Free parking is available on sight.

Little Green Bag Counselling, Autumn Park Business Centre, Dysart Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 7EU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

on site parking available.

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