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(MBACP, Humanistic Therapist, Walk and Talk)

About me

Beginning your counselling journey can feel overwhelming and daunting, however you have taken the first step in looking after you and that is something to feel proud of. I believe we all need a space to communicate freely and to be heard without judgement.  Therefore I offer an open minded, down to earth counselling environment via Zoom/Phone or Walk & Talk, where I aim to provide a safe, confidential space in order for you to focus on you. This time provides you with the opportunity to explore any feelings and emotions which may feel overbearing, confusing or painful; giving you the chance to gain some peace and clarity.

I am an integrative therapist, which means I combine various modalities to suit your needs and support self exploration during your sessions. I have confidence that you are the expert in your life and it is my role to provide you with the right conditions, tools and support to enable you to heal and live a fulfilling life as your true authentic self.

Walk and Talk Therapy

Being outdoors is a great way to connect with yourself; the combination of regular walking, which boosts stress-busting endorphins and using your senses for grounding work supports you in being present, reduces stress hormones, can alleviate mild depression and boost self esteem. Combine your walk with your therapy and you have the opportunity to explore your headspace in open and mindful environment.

Zoom/Phone

Being able to access counselling from the comfort of your own home has become an integral part of life as we know it, not only does it help to combat the issue of ‘face to face' counselling but it can also help those who find it difficult to leave the house, or who often struggle for time in a busy world. 

If you aren’t sure what type of counselling to go for, feel free to email or call me to enquire and we can discuss any queries you have in more detail.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience of working with:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Baby Loss
  • Bereavement
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • End of Life
  • Family Issues
  • Financial Worries
  • Gender Identity
  • Homelessness
  • Life Limiting Illnesses
  • Life Skills and Management
  • Trauma
  • Racism
  • Rape and Sexual Violence
  • Relationships
  • Safeguarding 
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Self Esteem and Self Concept
  • Self Harm
  • Sleep
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Care
  • Stress
  • Substance Misuse
  • Suicide
  • Work Related Issues

Training and qualifications:

  • Counselling Skills Level 2
  • Counselling Studies Level 3
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BA Hons (2:1) in Early Childhood Studies
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Additional Training and Courses

  • Anxiety
  • Behaviours that Challenge
  • Criminal Exploitation & County Lines
  • Cybercrime & Online Safety
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness
  • End of Life
  • GDPR
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Honour Based Violence
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Modern Slavery
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Safeguarding and Protection
  • Substance Misuse Awareness

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

Fees

From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • I offer a FREE initial 30 minute consultation.

Looking for the right counsellor is key to your journey; both of us need to connect and feel comfortable with one another to allow the therapeutic process to take place. Therefore this free 30 minute session gives us both the opportunity to explore your needs and for you to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you may have.

  • Zoom/Phone Sessions £30 for 1 session (50 minutes)/Block Sessions Available
  • Walk and Talk Therapy £40 for 1 session (50minutes)

Concessions:

  • Key Workers 
  • Low Income

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

**FULLY BOOKED UNTIL AUGUST**

Catton Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Skype
Whatsapp