I offer short term counselling and longer term psychotherapy from my private practice in Stroud, Gloucestershire for Individuals and for Couples.
Short term Individual Counselling is helpful for managing Anxiety, Stress and Depression where we can explore your feelings and work on tools to make changes; short term work is interventionist and I draw on a more CBT and Solution Focussed approach to identify patterns and make changes.
The longer term and often open-ended Psychotherapeutic work tends toward more self-exploration and gives us the time and space to explore some of those uncomfortable feelings and processes at a pace that you are comfortable with.
I work with Couples and have undergone a year long post graduate qualification with Relate and work for Relate as an Associate Counsellor and in Private Practice. Together we can explore the difficulties you are experiencing in your relationship and work toward making changes.
My therapy room is discreet, bright and comfortable with ample parking nearby and easy access to public transport; I work from a dedicated therapy room at Chedworth House, Lansdown, in central Stroud.
I work with and have experience of working with a range of issues including:
Relationship difficulties (individual and couples)
Separation and divorce
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and adhere to their code of ethics for safe and ethical practice. I am also involved in regular CPD, Peer Group and have regular Supervision. I am fully insured.
I am passionate about Mental Health and it's de-stimagisation and am committed to improving the lives of people through developing self-awareness.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Advanced Clinical Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling (Minster Centre, London - currently undertaking)
- BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in Couples Therapy with Relate
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Listening Skills (CPCAB)
- Body Acupuncture (ATCM)
I have experience of working as a Counsellor within an Employee Assistance Programme Provider and currently work on an Associate basis providing short term Solution Focussed Interventions and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Interventions; working with Anxiety (Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety and Phobias), Depression, Stress, Work-Related Stress, Bullying and Life Changing events that are difficult to come to terms with (death, redundancy, illness, etc).
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
- £50 per therapuetic hour (50 minutes) for Individuals
- £60 per therapeutic hour (50 minutes) for Couples