At this time of social distancing, I offer telephone or video appointments. As a fully qualified and experienced Gestalt counsellor, I am interested in how your current thinking and behaviour are affected by the environment in which you grew up and now live. in the midst of change and chaos, its vital to keep connected to the things that give you life, I can help with this.
People tell me I am good at helping to clarify and manage fuzzy, confusing thoughts and feelings. Together we will use interesting and creative ways to explore whatever is bothering you at your own pace. I am experienced at working with people affected by addiction
Counselling helped me to rediscover my identity and direction after significant changes and losses. I love it when clients find purpose in their lives as they flourish and grow in new ways.
At our no obligation first appointment we will make a clear ongoing plan. A few sessions can make a big difference and I am also happy to work with you for longer.
I also offer supervision to both trainee and experienced counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post graduate Diploma in Pastoral Counselling ( Nottingham University 2010)
Accredited member of BACP since 2013
Supervisor of other counsellors since 2016
I have more than 10 years experience of working as a counsellor and manager substance misuse services. I supervise a large team of volunteer counsellors.
I am also experienced at working with people affected by other people's substance misuse.
I have worked in the voluntary sector for many years, especially with people recovering from anxiety and depression resulting from abusive or traumatic relationships. I am experienced at working with people with dissociative processes.
I have significant experience of working with people affected by addictions and other diagnosed mental health conditions. I have also worked extensively with people recovering from the impact of abusive or traumatic relationships.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am able to offer some appointments outside normal working hours
I work from my own quiet, peaceful accessible rooms with safe off road parking. There are no pets about.