At certain times in life, opening up to your closest family and friends is not an option due to fear of upsetting them, or worrying they won't understand and will judge you. Perhaps it is them that are causing your pain?
I can offer you a space for you to talk about your issues without feeling judged or misunderstood. You don't have to worry that you are going to be discussed or talked about between family and friends as everything you share with me stays between us. You will never be made to feel embarrassed about expressing your feelings, thoughts and emotions.
I am a professionally qualified BACP accredited therapeutic counsellor working in a humanistic way. Humanistic counselling believes that all human beings have an inbuilt capacity to grow and reach their full potential. This means that the answers to your problems lie within you. It may feel impossible to find these answers but my role is to guide and support you on your journey to discover these solutions. I trained as a Person-centred counsellor but at times I may use parts of other approaches in order to offer a service that fits the individual needs of the client.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified to diploma level and am a registered accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). This means I am bound to working within their professional and ethical code of practice. My Counselling qualifications are below:
Level 4 Diploma in Theory and Practice of Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 in Counselling Concepts
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Please see my website for other training attended www.pncounselling.co.uk
I am an experienced bereavement Counsellor having previously worked in a Hospice as a loss and bereavement Counsellor for 4 years. I worked with carer’s of patients and patients themselves who were living with a life limiting illness or who were terminally ill. I worked with clients who were struggling to come to terms with their loss and could not see a positive future for themselves.
In addition to my private practice, I also work 3 days a week for Victim Support. I am an accredited ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) supporting children and young people who have been victims of sexual violence. I also support secondary survivors of victims (parents/caregivers/siblings) who are struggling to come to terms with what their loved one has been through. I also have experience working with clients who are victims of domestic violence.
I have worked as a Counselling Lecturer at Grantham College and I have also worked as a Counsellor in a secondary school working with 13-18 year olds who presented a whole range of issues.
Examples of other issues which I have worked with clients on are: relationship issues, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
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
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
Fees are taken at each session. You are not committed to pay for a course of sessions and we will review your need for continued support as we are going along.
An initial assessment will last 45 minutes and will be charged at £20, plus a £20 deposit.
All subsequent sessions will last 60 minutes and will be charged at £40.
I also offer concessions for Counselling Students. Please enquire for further information.
I accept cash, personal cheques, credit/debit cards.
Mondays and Fridays 9:30am - 3pm. Evenings between 4:30pm and 8:30pm - Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.