Are you struggling with some daily issues and finding it hard to cope? Would you like to talk to an empathetic, friendly, non-judgemental counsellor in a warm and secure environment?
I am most well known for my knowledge and experience of Bereavement.
I am a qualified Integrative counsellor with a wealth of experience of Bereavement, Anxiety (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), Depression, Stress, Miscarriage, Anger management, Low self-esteem.
I provide one-to-one personal and confidential sessions from consulting rooms in Pangbourne and in Thatcham, and work across West Berkshire from Reading to Newbury. I occasionally visit clients at their premises.
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
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 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session
I accept Cash, Cheque, Bank Transfer, Credit Cards via Paypal.
I am generally available 9am-6pm Monday to Friday. Saturday mornings by agreement. I occasionally visit clients. Please phone or email to arrange an appointment.
My most requested subjects are:
Everyone experiences bereavement to someone close at sometime in their life. I have been a bereavement counsellor for more than 7 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.
Depression does not affect us alone, it impacts our partner, family, friends and frequently our colleagues at work. Our close family are likely to be sympathetic, but our friends and work colleagues may start to avoid us and worse still our job could be at risk. Counselling to give us techniques to overcome it may benefit you.
Anxiety & Panic
Anxiety affects many of us. Panic is an extreme. They can impact us in that we will avoid doing something or cause us concern when we see a pattern emerging. It will pray on our mind and prevent us from moving forward with our life. It is very common. Take steps to work out how to cope with it.
Grief is an emotion broader than Bereavement. You can also feel grief from the loss of a job, a divorce or breakup of a relationship, from the loss of something close to you. Counselling can help you come to terms with it.
Stress Counselling (including work related stress)
Daily lives are full of stress, and we would probably not function well without any stress but too much will impact us and our family and friends. The usual causes of stress are work, money and relationships. What we need is to be aware of it, to have coping techniques which allow us to manage around it and keep a happier and healthy life.
Low self-esteem / low self-confidence
It may appear that these two are interchangeable Indeed there are a lot of common traits. Esteem is about how you see your own worth whereas confidence is about ones’ ability to achieve.
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.