Hello - I am Tricia and I offer counselling for adults, older adults and young people.
From my own experience of having counselling, I know that it takes courage to make that first step. I tend to think of counselling as unravelling the tangled wires inside my head and tidying them up. After each counselling session, I was able to think clearer and see things from a different perspective. I felt lighter, as though a weight had been lifted.
Sometimes it is easier to talk to someone that you can trust, away from family members or friends. Sometimes there is a need to off-load feelings and emotions that you might have been carrying around with you since childhood, or you might feel that life is becoming too much, that you are struggling to cope or suffering with anxiety and stress.
I strongly believe that the relationship in therapy is one of the most important first steps to making changes. I am a warm, sensitive, real person with heaps of empathy. I will provide you with a confidential space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. My aim is to listen, understand and help you reach your full potential.
When counselling comes to an end, my door is always open to return in the future if you ever feel the need.
My counselling approach is integrative, where I bring in several modalities of counselling techniques and theories to meet the needs of the client.
I have experience in bereavement and addiction work, as well as low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. I have also worked with children and older students in senior schools with behavioural issues.
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma: Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate: Bereavement Counselling
- Certificate: CBT for Anxiety and Depression
- Certificate: On line and Telephone Counselling
- CPD in Creative Therapy
- Certificate: Safeguarding Children
- Certificate: Shout UK (Crisis Line) Training
- Enhanced DBS Certificate and Professional Indemnity Insurance
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£50 per session
Limited concessions available
Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 7pm
Thursday 9am to 7pm
Friday 9am to 7pm
I can offer on-line sessions via Zoom, or alternatively, I can offer face to face sessions in South Benfleet. Sessions last for 50 minutes and are often weekly. I can offer short or long term therapy, allowing you to explore your difficulties in a safe, warm and respectful environment.
I am happy to work with anything that is causing you distress and whatever you choose to bring to each session.
To help you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you, we can have an initial fifteen minute telephone conversation, where you can tell me more about yourself and what you would like to achieve. You can get a sense of how counselling works and see if we feel comfortable working together. There will be no obligation to you.
I have an enhanced DBS Certificate and am fully insured. I regularly attend ongoing professional development courses.