I am a fully qualified and insured Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in the Slad Valley / Uplands part of Stroud. I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.
My approach is Integrative with a person-centred core and drawing on the following theories; psycho-dynamic, transactional analysis, systemic and relational approaches.
I offer Couples Therapy and Individual Therapy; both long and short term.
My experience includes working with Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Counselling (Relate) and Trauma; do get in touch to find out more.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Undertaking a Diploma in Couples Therapy Training with Relate
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Listening Skills (CPCAB)
- Diploma in Auricular Acupuncture
- Body Acupuncture (ATCM)
Prior to working as a counsellor and psychotherapist I worked as a natural health practitioner combining various natural healing modalities, with a main focus on acupuncture and bodywork; I found then and continue to find now the correlation between somatic responses (bodily felt responses) and the emotional self to be both fascinating and inspiring.
I have an avid interest in Trauma and have worked within CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) working with young people who have experienced complex trauma and abuse. I also work in a male prison with offenders who are surviving complex trauma and abuse. My CPD tends toward learning about trauma recovery.
I am currently embarking on a year long relationship post qualification with Relate and work within Relate doing couples counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- £40 per therapuetic hour (Individuals)
- £50 per therapeutic hour (couples)
- Free first half hour session to get a feel for whether we can work together
I also offer short-term Solution Focused Therapy which is especially helpful for Anxiety and Depression, Work-Related Stress and Life Changing events that are difficult to come to terms with (death, redundancy, illness, etc).
My experience in this area comes from working for an Employee Assistant Programme where this focused way of working is common place.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8am - 7pm
Types of client