I have been working with Children, Young People and Adults for over eighteen years. I am a professional counsellor and have been privileged to help many people including the very young and their families. I have worked in schools for over fourteen years and I am very experienced; including children with special needs. Some families find themselves in a crisis and will need support. It has been lovely to guide them into helping themselves and witnessing the fantastic changes that can be made.
I offer safe conditions for adults to talk and explore what is worrying them and help them find the right way forward. You will find a way of learning about yourself, building upon your self-awareness, self-worth and confidence. You will learn new ways of thinking and coping with things that will last a life time. Children will feel safe while being able to use therapeutic interventions such as the sand tray, puppets, arts and crafts and a range of other materials. They will be able to express feelings and emotions, learn new ways of coping while in supportive conditions.
I place high importance on the therapeutic relationship where you will be free to express yourself in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.
I offer a flexible approach, professional and offer a confidential service.
I am very experienced in the field of therapy and have a calm, friendly manner.
I have been qualified since 2002 and have worked on a voluntary basis for several charities, several secondary schools, employee assistance programmes/occupational health and other private insurance companies.
I can offer appointments on a Monday/Friday and most evenings.
I have been a qualified Supervisor since 2008 supervising other counsellors, therapists, School safeguarding team members and Managers. Please enquire for information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained as an adult counsellor and trained as an child and young persons counsellor. I have an updated advanced inter agency child protection certificate for working with young people.
Since working with adults, children and young adults for many years I have worked with an array of problems, such as: bereavement, depression, self-harm, anxiety, panic attacks, family, bullying and abuse.
Other Areas of Specific Training: Depression, Obsessions, Self-harm, Trauma, Attachment difficulties, Suicide prevention, Mindfulness, Hormones (teenage/menopause difficulties) creative play, family dynamics and The Inner Child.
BSc (Hons) Degree in Counselling.
PG Diploma in Counselling Children & Young people.
Higher National Diploma in Counselling.
Parks Inner Child Diploma.
Diploma in Supervision.
Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection Cert.
MBACP Reg. (Accred).
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Young Adults/Children £30.00
Concession fees available, please enquire for details.
I have flexible availability. Adult session times are Approximately 55/60 minutes. Child session times are Approximately 45 minutes.
Free parking and disabled access.