At times in our lives we can need someone to talk to, someone to listen to us in a non judgemental and empathic way. I can provide this in a confidential and safe environment.
I am an experienced counsellor having worked for a local Mental Health Charity, in the care sector and privately.
I am registered member with BACP and practice their code of Ethics & Standards. I have worked for many years in the Care Sector and have experience of working with individuals with complex Mental Health issues.
How I Can Help You
I am experienced in working with a wide variety of issues such as bereavement, anxiety, abuse, relationship difficulties, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, stress, eating disorders, anger management & PTSD.
What To Expect
I work in an Integrative way, drawing upon different theoretical approaches, this enables us to work together in a way that suits you best, taking into consideration your individual requirements & needs.
My aim is to offer a warm, supportive, non judgemental relationship through which you can develop a deeper insight into yourself & any issues that are causing you concern.
Working together in a proactive way to empower the individual to look at ways or addressing these issues and moving on. This will then enable you to have the opportunity to make changes. I believe in an individuals strengths to overcome difficulties and to empower them to make changes for the better.
Where I Work
I work privately at The Therapy Rooms in Chippenham and also at Equilibrium Health Centre in Corsham. Which are both easily accessed from Chippenham, Calne, Devizes, Malmesbury & surrounding villages.
If there are mobility issues then in some circumstances I will provide Counselling within your own home.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling.
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Theory.
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
- NVQ Level 3 in Care.
- NCFF Level 2 Mental Health Awareness.
- Open College. Diploma in CBT.
- MHFA Mental Health First Aid.
- Victim Support Core Training & others.
My experience includes:
- Private Counselling Practice (1-2-1 Counselling)
- Tutor & Counsellor at New College Swindon.
- Counsellor at Swindon Counselling Services.
- Counselling Manager at Wiltshire Mind.
- Support worker. Learning difficulties. (White Horse Care Trust)
- Victim Support Volunteer.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial assessment £20.
50 min session £35.
Some concessions available depending on circumstances - please contact me to discuss.
Daytime & evening availability.
Making that first step to see a counsellor can be daunting, especially if you have no previous experience of counselling.
If you would like to discuss any aspects of counselling or have any queries then please contact me.