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I am a specialist Bereavement Counsellor (including Grief, Pet Bereavement and Childhood Bereavement).
In the past I also specialised in Anxiety (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), Depression, Stress, and Low self-esteem. In early 2020 I focussed solely on Bereavement.
I am an easy to talk to, an empathetic, friendly, non-judgemental counsellor.
I have more than 12 years experience of Bereavement Counselling. At one time I was chair of Cruse for West Berkshire.
Nowadays I provide my services by video or phone and have clients across the country. I use Google Meet, Zoom or Skype - or am quite happy to work by phone if you do not like the latest technology.
I am a qualified Integrative counsellor with a wealth of experience of the major counselling subjects.
If you are a former client, then I am always willing to talk to you - even if it is not bereavement.
We would normally start with a phone call for a brief discussion of your needs. If we could see benefit in working together we would start our sessions quickly and progress from there.
Call me now and see if I can help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling qualifications:
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
- Cruse Bereavement Care (8 years)
- CPCAB - Therapeutic Counselling (QCF)
- Westminster Pastoral Foundation - Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Ascentis - Supervision Level 3
- Ascentis - Pet Bereavement
Each year I attend a number of training days to continue my personal development and to stay abreast of the latest thinking in Counselling.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
£45 per session
I accept Bank Transfer, Credit Cards via Paypal.
When I work
I am generally available 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Please phone or email to arrange an appointment.
Since early 2020 I am solely a bereavement counsellor.
Everyone experiences bereavement to someone close at sometime in their life. I have been a bereavement counsellor for more than 12 years. Whether it is parent, spouse or partner or offspring it can be upsetting. I don't say I have seen it all, because I haven't but I have a lot of experience to help you.
As an animal lover I am fully aware of how much our cat, dog or small or large animal can mean to us. The bond we form with our pet can be very strong. The loss we feel when they are gone can be devastating, especially if we are on our own.