Since 2015, I have gained much experience in counselling through volunteering for the UK's largest bereavement charity. I counselled men and women who found life very traumatic after the death of a special person. Listening closely to such individuals, I supported them closely along their journey to 'recovery' where they could begin to revive their wellbeing, interests, and even simple 'pleasures' such as observing nature.
My service is focused on counselling people who feel they are challenged by a specific loss in life, e.g. job, divorce or bereavement, as well as those people, who may not be faced with a particular issue but, who feel very low and are similarly finding it difficult to cope with life.
Most importantly, you have a 'voice’ speaking to me while everything you speak about will be held in strict confidence. My approach is intentionally non-judgemental. In this way, I hope you will feel able to express your feelings and improve your strength to cope with life’s obstacles - and even find a way to regain life’s joys.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I have gained knowledge and experience of using several different counselling approaches which I find as a useful resource to meet the particular needs of individual clients.
Person-centred therapy, also known as person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach that I employ most often with my clients. The reason I find this approach most useful is that it deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously, rather than me trying to interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas.
Peaceful and confidential, my counselling practice is based in a comfortable, conservatory room that may be shaded by blinds or open to a relaxing garden view. Daytime visits from 10 am or evening visits (commencing from 5-7pm ) are available. I allocate an hour per client visit which includes 50 minutes in counselling therapy.
You now know a little about me, but do you know how you're going to make contact with me? Firstly, remove your fear or embarassment, especially if this is the first time you've approached a counsellor for support. I'm warm and understanding. Ring/text me at 07818 403385 or click here to send me an email.
Once I hear from you, I can arrange the initial session with you and you can tell me what you're looking to get out of counselling. You can instruct me if you'd prefer daytime or early evening visits. I will let you know where I'm based, provide full location instructions, and inform you of the free parking I may provide.
Training, qualifications & experience
I became fully trained and successfully qualified as a BACP Integrative Counsellor via the Iron Mill College, Exeter in November 2018.
As a Registered Member of the BACP*, I have demonstrated the high standards of proficiency, professionalism and ethical practice that the BACP requires of the counsellors that have gained registration. I aim to reflect these standards on an ongoing basis with each of my counselling clients.
(*BACP, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, is the professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK.)
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£25.00 per counselling session during Covid times.