Generally speaking, my clients have identified something that is problematic in their lives and are seeking a skilled professional they can trust and who can help them to resolve it.
I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor which means I see the client and their story to be paramount but am trained in various techniques that may be helpful to the work.
I came into the helping professions following a severe trauma I went through earlier in my life. I received wonderful help from various people and was able to turn my life around and today, I feel immensely proud and privileged be the helper.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Communications & Society. University of Leicester.
- FdSc: Counselling. University of Gloucestershire.
- Over 8 years experience of caring for patients in the NHS.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a special introductory session for just £20, to give my prospective clients the opportunity to meet me and decide whether they would like to proceed. My standard fee is £45 per 50 minute session and I do offer some concessionary rates. Please ask.
For those unable to attend in person I do offer online sessions.
In our society, many of us are aware of the benefits of keeping our bodies fit and healthy. We might run, swim or cycle, or join a class at the gym but do we give the same consideration to our minds? Self-awareness is the key to understanding ourselves better and reclaiming a sense of direction and purpose so we can take charge of our lives. Spending time talking through problems with a person we can trust can help us to realise our full potential.
For all of us, life can be tough at times and having a neutral, non-judgemental ear, removed from the attachments of our family and friends can be a liberating experience. As an integrative counsellor I am interested in helping you to get the most from yourself and can draw on a range of skills that may be helpful. I work both short-term, on specific issues, and longer term on major life issues, including working with those affected by Dementia and Autistic Spectrum Disorder, for example.