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Are you living your life in black and white? I can help you to bring everything back to colour and help you live life to the full. Do you feel stuck, helpless, broken hearted, depressed or anxious?
How I can help you
I provide a space of safety and support where you can freely explore yourself and build a deeper awareness. Therefore you can enable a deeper connection with yourself, more meaningful relationships with others and bring about real change.
Often difficulties within relationships arise from past traumas, ones that have been insufficiently dealt with. These traumas can often present in the form of destructive and unhelpful coping strategies such as addictions, eating disorders, habitual behaviours and intrusive thoughts processes. This can appear very frightening at times which leads to feelings of anxiety and an overwhelming sense of stress, pressure and sadness. With this in mind, I also explore reactions and responses and offer a deeper look into the self by exploring attachment styles and how people bond with one and other.
My aim is not only to help you explore your past but also explore your present. This, in time, may help you to then find acceptance and peace with your past and enable you to have a better understanding of your future.
I work integratively, which means that I utilise a number of different theoretical modalities in tailoring a unique approach that best fits you in a creative way. I also use CBT techniques when is proved to be very effective when helping overcome anxiety.
Walk and talk therapy (outdoor therapy)
Get out of the office, out of the therapy room! Would it be less intimidating to walk side by side? Enjoy the beauty of nature, breathe in the fresh air. Walking helps increase the blood flow to the brain, therefore helping solutions and clarity.
Taking that first step
Call, text or email me to set up an initial session. In the initial session either online or in person, we will talk about you, your background, and about what you would like to get out of counselling. It gives us the opportunity to get to know each other and explore whether counselling is is right choice for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB - Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Person Centred Therapy (QCF)
- CPCAB-Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB-Certificate in Counselling Skills
- CPCAB- Children and young people
- Pesi-CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents
- Short course in Eating Disorders
- Short course in Creative therapies
- Currently Studying Level 5 Children and Adolescents
- Registered Member of the BACP
- DBS checked/ safeguarding adults, children and young people
- Safeguarding children and young people
I am also a holistic therapist and I qualified over twenty years ago. I look at the effects of stress on the body as a whole.
I have worked for the NHS nursing for the past seven years so I have offered emotional support to people experiencing trauma as well as facing life changing conditions.
I have worked with clients from the age of 16 to the age of 92. They have brought issues ranging from needing support at university to suffering from domestic abuse and divorce. I also have experience working with clients with ADHD and on the autistic spectrum.
I volunteer at the Leonardo Trust (counselling for carers). It gives the carer a chance to explore their feelings, including their relationship with the person they care for. I help the carer to find their own solutions and make decisions about their life.
I am a Registered Member of the MBACP, and adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework, which means I am committed to working safely, ethically and confidentially.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 - per session.
I also provide affordable counselling (people on low income) so please ask and we will agree a cost that is affordable for you.
Concessions offered for
How was life for you in lockdown? Have things changed? Are you now feeling anxious or depressed, questioning your relationship, can't cope with the children, wishing you were living another life?
Fact-Depression has more than doubled since Covid-19!
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