It is completely natural to experience times in our lives that provoke feelings that can be difficult to process. These can consume our thought process and impact our everyday behaviour. My ultimate goal is to work with clients who are currently experiencing difficulties in their lives, and want to take steps to understand their behaviour, and work towards change.
How do we do this?
I emphasise the WE, as therapy is a collaborative process. Change will only present itself if you, are ready to work through the process. I completely appreciate and fully understand how difficult the journey will be, and this is where I will be there to support, and hold your emotions in a safe environment. I describe the process like a game of jenga, we will slowly break it down piece by piece, and when we have made sense of everything, we will build it back again, towards you being fully functional and living to your organismic/true self.
As a counsellor, I offer my clients a safe space to explore whatever it is you wish to talk about. I do this by offering you an empathetic experience, unconditional positive regard, where you will not be judged. Instead you will be listened to and I will be completely congruent. I believe it is important to have these core conditions as the foundation to the therapy process, building trust and transparency between client and counsellor.
I am trained as a integrative counsellor, and with this I can use different theoretical approaches to tailor the session to suit your specific requirements. I believe the sessions should be directed by you, as you are the expert in your life, and you know what you need from the session. Every person is unique, we have our own minds, life patterns and no-one has experienced the world as you have. I want to see the world as you see it, explore what life is like for you and understand what has happened to make you feel this way? As a result you will begin to understand your own processes to develop coping mechanisms or change life patterns.
During our first session, we will discuss your needs from therapy and expectations.
If you have taken the time to look at the directory, you have taken the first step to making a difference. If you have any further questions or want any clarification, please contact me either by phone or email.
Finally, thank you very much for reading my profile, and I hope to meet you very soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
OCN Access to Higher Education Diploma, Module; Psychology
Certificate from PODS; Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
Certificate from Cedar Counselling; Transactional Analysis and Life Scripts training day
Member of BACP
Experience in GP setting
Continued Personal Development
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
£30 - £35