I offer you warm, sensitive, professional support to help you manage the difficulties that can be caused by bereavement, ill-health, loss, or major life changes.
Each bereavement, loss, or life change is unique to us regardless of the circumstances that might connect us. These experiences often involve an intense period of mourning and grief before we are able to re-connect with or re-build our lives. This journey can often feel confusing, overwhelming, and exhausting.
Sometimes the grief of earlier bereavements or losses can be re-triggered by new events. Blocked or unprocessed grief can lead to anxiety, low mood, emotional difficulties, and unhelpful coping strategies no matter how long ago it was.
I have more than 15years of experience of accompanying people on their journey sharing their pain, helping them make sense of what has happened, and understand their reactions, and find new meaning and purpose for their changed lives.
Since early 2020 Covid-19 has caused the bereaved many more difficulties as they grieve, whatever the circumstances in which their loved ones have died. The circumstances of their deaths and restrictions that kept us separated from them before death and in the important times such as funerals and having access to family support afterward have caused further suffering and pain for the bereaved.
I am able to offer COVID-19 informed support for the additional difficulties this has caused.
Why not try a free 15-min consultation without obligation to help you decide if you would like to arrange further sessions.
Call 07805 866917 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally trained and qualified counsellor with many years of experience working with people experiencing bereavement, chronic illness, major life changes, and other forms of loss
I have experience working with complex or prolonged grief reactions, death by suicide or substance abuse, sudden death, and infant and child death.
My counselling training is listed below but I have completed regular additional training annually or working with complex loss, bereavement, trauma child, and life development, and Covid-19 related trauma.
2005: MA in Counselling Studies: York University St University
2003: Graduate Diploma In Counselling: York St. John University
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer a range of low-cost webinars/ group workshops on a number of loss-related issues and bereavement and loss training for professionals.
See my website for further details
From £30.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Adults: £45 per hour (concessions see below)
Family sessions: (Bereavement & loss only) Dependent on income
- Concessions are available for low-income, key workers, students, trainee counsellors and unemployed
Please feel free to ask about fees tailored to your circumstances.
The hours indicated are a rough guide. I am happy to discuss your individual needs, subject to my availability, at your first session.
I am a long-standing member and supporter of the work of the Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) and the National Bereavement Alliance (NBA).
I attend the regular Covid-19 NBA professional webinars created since April 2020 that aim to share best practices and inform changes in support for the bereaved.
I also have a particular interest in and passion for supporting people experiencing difficulties with mid-life change and older age to support their mental wellbeing.