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Hi and welcome - I'd like to tell you a bit about me, so you can decide if I sound like the right counsellor for you.
I have a gentle demeanour that, I am told, exudes calm to those around me, together with a warmth and sincerity that allows me to build meaningful relationships and provide the foundation for you to begin your healing process.
I have worked in a number of different environments, counselling adults, young people and couples in agency settings, schools and private practice. My approach is integrative which means I pull on a variety of resources, depending on what my client's needs are.
There are a couple of areas in which I have a special interest -
ANXIETY (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
A subject that is very close to my own heart and one that I am passionate about. Do you worry about seemingly trivial issues that feel so much bigger to you? Do you wish that you had an 'off button'? Do racing thoughts cloud your head and keep you awake at night? Anxiety can be utterly debilitating and often feels that it takes over everything - I can work with you to look at what's happening in your life and help you achieve that sense of calm and clarity of thought that anxiety clouds.
Often so difficult to recognise and it can be only after leaving a relationship in which you have experienced control and emotional abuse that you understand the effect on your emotional wellbeing. You may be left feeling ashamed, confused, anxious, have low self-esteem, feel angry and lost. If this sounds like you, please don't struggle on alone. I would love to work with you to help you regain confidence and control in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- EMDR levels 1 & 2
- MindEd programme for counselling children and young People
- Training in Relationship Counselling
- CRUSE Awareness in bereavement counselling
- Understanding the neuroscience of sexualised trauma
- Attachment theory workshop
- Certified Rewind Trauma Therapy practitioner (IARRT)
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and adhere to their code of ethics and practice.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Please visit my website for details of the counselling/psychotherapeutic programmes I offer.
£60 per 50 minute session (including the initial assessment) for individuals
EMDR therapy requires a longer session, £90 for 90 mins
When I work