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MBACP (Reg)

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.

Life can sometimes be difficult. There may be times when we find ourselves experiencing stress, anxiety, panic, or struggling with extremely low moods or bouts of depression.

Do you find yourself struggling with life's difficulties, often feeling isolated and alone, believing that there isn't anyone you can turn to, including work colleagues, friends or family. Maybe past experience has taught you not to trust anyone with your feelings. Or maybe you find yourself believing that no one truly understands what you are going through. Maybe you have a longing to connect with others, yet fear connection, as this often leads to rejection, causing more pain and isolation.

Whatever you are struggling with, I'm here to help.

Experience and research inform us that talking therapies are effective in helping to understand and address the issues that present themselves. Counselling and Psychotherapy helps to explore ideas, develop strategies, increase self-awareness and improve our overall mental well-being.

I will help facilitate this by offering a nurturing therapeutic relationship, with warmth and kindness. I will offer a non-judgmental, safe and confidential space where you can share your experiences, with a sense of feeling heard and understood.

As an Integrative Therapist, I offer a combined approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy, through using a range of counselling techniques which are tailored to your individual needs and personal circumstances. I aim to promote healing of the self through understanding and connecting with the mental, physical and emotional aspects of your life.

I have a keen interest and have had extensive training in the connection between Trauma and the Body. How we hold on to experiences within the body and how understanding and tracking the nervous system can help release us from our past trauma.

Some of the Emotional and Psychological issues I have helped with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol and Substance Use
  • Body Image
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Eating Disorders
  • Existential
  • Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder
  • Family Issues
  • Feeling Sad
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Low Self-Esteem and Low Self-Confidence
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Overwhelm
  • Panic Attacks
  • Physical and Emotional Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Self Harm
  • Sexuality
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety
  • Suicidal Ideation (including Bereavement from Suicide)
  • Work Related Issues

What next?

If you are unsure whether counselling is for you or have any further queries please feel free to get in touch, as I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Or, if you'd like to get started with counselling, please contact me securely and discreetly via email, text or phone to discuss setting up an initial consultation. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Experience

I am an experienced professional Therapeutic Counsellor and a fully qualified Trauma Counsellor. Trauma counselling has given me insight into helping others understand and manage the impact of trauma upon the mind and body. 

As well as my private counselling practice, I have extensive experience working within a counselling agency setting, offering support and guidance with a wide range of mental health issues.

Aside from my counselling practice, I worked for 3 years within a Drugs and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre, helping and supporting individuals with recovery from substance misuse, enabling them to build brighter futures for themselves.

If you have a sense that I may be able to help you and would like to know more, then please contact me.

Training and Qualifications

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Trauma Counselling
  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
  • Certificate in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

I am registered with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am committed to their professional standards, good practice guidance and Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions

I regularly attend Supervision and am committed to Continual Professional Development (CPD).

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The cost for an initial consultation is £35.00 per 50 minutes.

All subsequent sessions have a cost of £50.00 per 50 minutes.

When I work

I currently have availability between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm Monday to Thursday.

Further information

If you require parking, there is a Pay and Display close by at the Granville (SN11SG) and Prospect Place (SN13LJ) Car Parks.

Often, there is an hours free parking outside on Avenue Road. (Please check road signs to ensure you're in the free parking area)

Suite B, Fairview House, 43 Bath Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4AS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Having difficulty in accessing counselling services, please contact me to discuss the possibility of a home visit, online or telephone counselling. Wheelchair accessible building. Please note: Wheelchair accessible toilets unavailable.

Online platforms

Zoom