I am a warm, sensitive and supportive counsellor offering individual counselling for adults of all ages and working within easy reach from Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Cirencester. I recognize each of my clients as a unique person and work with their individual feelings and needs.
I believe that our emotional pain is often rooted in a relationship (usually in an insecure and uncaring aspect of it) or major life changing events but it is only through a positive experience of a relationship that our emotional wounds can be healed.
I offer a caring, compassionate and constructive working relationship where my clients can feel heard, understood and safe to express feelings and explore problems from different perspectives. Clients can see me both for a short term counselling (1-6 sessions to focus perhaps on a specific topic) or for a long term (up to or over a year, which allows us to explore more feelings and aspects of life). The length of Counselling is arranged according to each individual needs.
My approach is aimed at achieving a deeper understanding, confidence and self-acceptance so that my clients are able to make the best choices and decisions for themselves.
The first session is a non-obligation and free of charge meeting to allow us to get a sense of each other, how I work and get enough information to help reach a decision if I am the right counsellor for you. If you felt we could work together and wished to continue, we would meet regularly, usually weekly, at times suitable for both of us.
I offer both day time and evening appointments. To book our first meeting, please call 07970 120 430 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. If I cannot take your call in person, please, leave a message and I will contact you as soon as possible between 9am and 9 pm Mondays to Thursdays and 9am and 5 pm on Fridays (except bank holidays)
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from the Bath Centre of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have a special training and experience in working with young adults (17+) from the On Track Youth Counselling Service in Swindon; I have worked with adults of all ages in Cotswold Counselling Service in Cirencester, The Tree of Life Centre in Staverton, near Cheltenham and in my own private practice.
I have particular experience with people facing a lot of change and going through major transitions in life such as divorce, redundancy, retirement, major illness, post-natal depression, going into work, starting university, starting a family etc.
I have also supported my clients with their relationship difficulties, anger, stress and depression, work related issues such as burn out and bullying; physical, emotional and sexual abuse as well as the challenges faced by anyone who cares for a family member or a friend who is physically or psychologically in need of support.
I have lived and worked in different countries and have an insight into the difficulties one faces with adapting to different cultures, values and life-styles.
I am in the last stages of my psychotherapy training in the relatively new Block Clearance Therapy (BCT) which deals with negative patterns held deep within our Sub Conscious mind. (For more information, please visit www.blockclearance.com)
I strive to constantly improve and enhance my theoretical knowledge and practical skills in dealing with my clients’ problems and needs and attend a variety of professional development courses each year.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer Block Clearance Therapy
I offer a one hour initial discussion session of 60 minutes free of charge. It is a no obligation session and you do not have to make a commitment to see me for further sessions there and then. Many people take time to consider carefully their choice of counsellor.
Every subsequent session is 60 minutes long. Daytime (9:00am -4:00 pm) sessions cost £35 and evening sessions cost £40.
Some concessionary rates are available, if needed. Please ask.
Fees are payable at the end of each session
I will try to reply to your phone call or e-mail as soon as I can between 9 am and 9 pm Mondays to Thursdays and 9am to 5 pm on Fridays (except bank holidays).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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