During our lives we are sometimes presented with news that may be hard to take in and deal with. You may feel the need for a quiet space to talk to someone who can provide an opportunity to listen to you and help you to understand the thoughts and feelings at a time when you feel you are in turmoil.
I aim to provide a safe and relaxed environment based in a tranquil garden room setting for you to explore the thoughts and feelings that are troubling you in hope that you feel more able to understand and move forward.
I have experience in working one to one with adults and young people as they face a terminal diagnosis or learn to live with a life limiting illness. I have experience of working with bereavement and anticipated loss in families including loss of children and baby loss.
I am able to offer short term or long term counselling. I aim to offer a supportive steady presence walking alongside you as you explore and try to understand what is troubling you. By offering you empathy and understanding together we can find a way for you to cope.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
- 2008 - HE Certificate in Counselling Studies
- 2010 -2012 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- 2013 - Certificate in Principles of End of Life Care
- 2019 - Approved Certificate in Supervision Skills - British Psychological Society (BPS) Accredited
- 2020 - Certificate in Advances Supervision Skills - British Psychological Society (BPS) Accredited
- I adhere to the BACP code of ethics. I am part of the BACP register, my certificate number is 075976.
I have worked for all of my career in various helping professions and have a special interest in working with clients serious illness or loss following a terminal diagnosis.
I am aware that at times of distress it is not always possible to feel that you 'are being heard' together we could work in a safe caring environment to find a way for you to feel that your needs are being met.
I have a keen interest and an aware of the comfort that animals can provide at times of illness and loss and sometimes work with my Golden Retriever close by to provide a further comfort at times of distress.
I am a qualified Supervisor and provide support not only to student counsellors and other therapists but also to Businesses to ensure the well being of their staff.
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
Concessions offered for
My garden therapy room is based in Countesthorpe.
I charge £40.00 per session for individuals. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
The fees for clinical supervision vary so please call or drop me an email to discuss.
If you wish to enquire about Employee support in the workplace either for supervision or self-care/wellbeing support please give me a call.
If you wish to proceed please give me a call or send an email and we can book an introductory session to discuss what you feel you might need from your sessions.
I can offer sessions on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays during the day and in the evening.
I will consider appointments on Saturdays.
Please call or email to check availability.
At this time as well as offering face to face sessions I am able to offer sessions online via Zoom or Skype or by telephone.
I do have a wheelchair access facility as part of my garden room setting.