Counselling covers many areas and may be helpful in times of anxiety, grief, stress, parenting, relationships, anger management, lack of self esteem, bereavement, depression and family conflict.
I am an experienced counsellor and offer a face to face service on an individual basis, providing a listening and non- judgemental space for adults, young people and children.We will work together building a professional relationship in order for you to find solutions. Counselling is confidential and bound by the standards of the BACP allowing thoughts and feelings to be expressed away from family and friends.
I offer telephone counselling and online counselling and have extensive experience of working with those seeking help for bereavement and complicated grief.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified Counsellor registered with the BACP
Qualified teacher having taught in both mainstream and special schools and have experience in providing emotional and behavioural support to all age groups.
Currently part of the management for Cruse Bereavement Care Shropshire Telford and Wrekin.
Foundation Degree (Distinction) Counselling Theory and Practice Staffordshire University 2016
Bereavement by Suicide May 2019
Complex Mental Health April 2019
Safeguarding Module February 2019
CYP Development April 2018
Work of Telford Crematorium August 2017
Working with Parents Who Have Lost a Child. May 2018
Mental Health Training May 2018
Working Creatively with Clients (using art materials) Cruse 2017
Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques. Cruse 2017
Working within Boundaries. Cruse. 2017
Safeguarding Adults Cruse Bereavement Care. 2016
Working with Children and Young People. Cruse 2016
Dreams in Counselling: A Gestalt Approach. Shrewsbury College 2016
Working with Shame and Guilt in Counselling. Shrewsbury College 2015
A Child’s Grief (ABC Training). Cruse 2015
Supporting the Elderly. Cruse 2015
Working with Suicide. Cruse 2015
Working Creatively with Clients Cruse. 2015
Interactive Supervision. Cruse 2015
Cultivating Presence March 2014
Awareness in Bereavement Care. ABC Training 2014
Training Awareness in the work of the Shropshire Coroner. 2014
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills. 2014
Developing Therapeutic Presence. Shrewsbury College 2014
The Actualizing Tendency. Shrewsbury College 2013
Philosophical Practice for Counsellors. Shrewsbury College 2013
ABC level 2 Counselling Concepts. Shrewsbury College. 2013
Exploring Art and Play in the Therapeutic Relationship. Shrewsbury College 2013
Safeguarding Children. Walton Hall School, Staffordshire Education Department. 2001-16
Autism Training Walton Hall School, Staffordshire Education Department. 2001-16
Child Protection including Online Awareness. Walton Hall School, Staffordshire Education Department. 2001-2016
Youth Offending Restorative Justice Course. Home Office, HMPS 2002
Business Management Training Texaco UK 1990 (5 day residential)
Business Development Training Texaco UK 1993 (5 day residential)
Leadership Training. Lloyds Bank 1998 (5 day residential)
Educational Skills Update Hays Education 1998
Teacher Training Elisabeth Gaskell Manchester University Qualified Teacher Status 1973
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per hour in clinic
£25 per 45 minutes via telephone
Concessions offered for
Telephone and online counselling is available as the clinic is closed at present due to restrictions.