Counselling & trauma therapy: individuals, couples & groups
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Are you feeling stuck and wanting to find a way forward?
I offer therapy for a range of problems and symptoms, including: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma, anger management, LGBT related issues, and work with individuals, couples, and groups, in person at my therapy room, or / and online.
I am an experienced and qualified Counsellor and Trauma Therapist in private practice, registered with BACP and I'm working towards accreditation with UKCP whilst completing advanced training in psychotherapy, using Transactional Analysis. I also have an enhanced DBS check that I renew annually.
My role is to offer you a safe, confidential face-to -face or online space, to listen and help you to explore your difficulties, find out underlying issues and move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling and psychotherapy: I have experience of working with individuals and couples with a range of issues, starting out in bereavement care, then working specifically with young people at a local charity and in a specialist college, before starting up in private practice. Currently I have been working closely with a charity that supports mums who have left an abusive relationship, and in recent years I have specialised further in offering trauma focused therapy for anyone suffering with conditions such as PTSD, following traumatic experiences.
Common issues that I have worked with include: anxiety, low confidence / self-esteem, low moods / depression, self and identity, issues relating to LGBT, relationships, family issues, bereavement / loss, traumatic experiences.
Training others: I taught on a counselling course at a local college and I regularly deliver Mental Health Awareness and Mental Health First Aid training nationwide, approved and licenced through Mental Health First Aid England.
- Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling (Post Graduate Level)
- Dip. Counselling Practice - Psychodynamic
- Certificate in Trauma Focused Therapy
- EMDR in Therapy and Coaching (Module 1)
- Certificate in Working with Couples
- Transactional Analysis 101.
- CBT Essentials.
- Cert. Bereavement Care (Cruse).
- Approved Mental Health First Aid Instructor
- Dip. Welfare Studies.
- Cert. Equality & Divserity.
- Certificate in Education (CertHe Ed).
Since becoming a qualified Counsellor, I continued my studies and have completed 4 years' psychotherapy training, working towards Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA), which is currently ongoing.
- Rewind Trauma Therapy
- Counselling Children & Young People.
- Trans Awareness.
- Safeguarding Children.
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults.
- Mental Health First Aid.
- Beat - Eating Disorders.
- Addiction & Recovery.
- Organisational Trauma.
- Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
From £52.00 to £78.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Session fees are as follows:
Therapy for individuals: £52 and sessions last for 1 hour.
Specific trauma-focused sessions lasting 1.5 hours, such as EMDR or Narrative Exposure Therapy: £78
Therapy for couples: £78 for 1.5 hour sessions. Fortnightly sessions are recommended.
Group therapy: £26 and sessions are for 90 minutes. Group spaces are limited to 6 people.
Are you working towards a counselling qualification? It is recommended that you engage in your own counselling or psychotherapy as part of this journey. I have found therapy to be essential both personally, as part of my learning journey, and importantly to enhance the quality of my own practice with clients. I also understand the demands of such training and associated costs and offer a limited number of spaces at a concessionary rate to trainee counsellors / psychotherapists, face-to-face or online. Proof of enrolment is required and terms & conditions apply.
Please get in touch for more details.
When I work
My room is located at a business centre, just off junction 31 of the M1. There is plenty of parking onsite, it is a single storey building with wheelchair access and facilities.
I have recently moved to a larger room to provide covid measures and completed structural work to make it a confidential space.