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Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Supervisor

About me

Trauma, anxiety and depression, along with grief, relationship breakdowns and loss of purpose in life are area's that can affect our mental health, and that is where having a safe space to talk to someone can be very supportive.

Do you feel stuck?  Are you struggling to reconnect with the world around you as well as with a true sense of self? Do you experience anxiety, depression, low self worth?  Are your relationships struggling and is your relationship to your own life, body and food becoming distorted or distressing for you.

Would you like to feel more at ease in your body, have a greater sense of purpose and direction in your life, feel comfortable with engaging with other people, situations and feel that you are happy in your own skin.

Whilst my specialism is in eating disorders, being an expert by experience and having worked for many years as a counsellor and supervisor within this area of mental health, I can help anyone who is struggling to fit in to their world and wants to have a more secure sense of self. Trauma, anxiety and depression, along with grief, relationship breakdowns and loss of purpose in life are area's that can affect our mental 

My therapeutic way of working is putting you at the centre of our sessions together. As a integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor I draw on different theoretical backgrounds to work creatively with your needs.

Together we will explore the landscape in which you find yourself and together we will find ways to change your relationship with whatever is causing you distress.

Essentially I prefer to work with people face to face, in person however, I know that this is not always possible so I am happy to work via Zoom too.  I do also offer a 'walk and talk' therapeutic service when we spend time in nature which is another method of work that I value.

Do contact me for any more information as I am happy to answer any questions that you may have and I would love to engage with you in finding your way through your challenges in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience of working with people with Eating Disorders began over 20 years ago as a help line volunteer for SEDA (Somerset Eating Disorders Association).

Over the years I continued to have different roles within SEDA including being a Support Worker, working individually with clients whose lives are affected by eating disorders be they carers, family members or sufferers.

I have many years working as a Counsellor and Supervisor working with clients struggling in many different aspect of their lives as well as with eating related problems.

My experience includes working with people on Twelve Step programs, addictions, as well as for the Bristol Crisis Line for Women.

My qualifications include:

Level 5 CPCAB Psycho-therapeutic Counselling Diploma.

Level 6 CPCAB Supervisor.

Ecopsychology Facilitator (Natural Academy)

Yoga teacher 

As a BACP individual member, I abide by the BACP code of ethics and I am committed to Continuing Personal Development as a professional counsellor.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My Counselling Fee's are:

£50 for 50 minutes.

Concession for counselling: £35

My Supervision Fee's are:

£60 per hour

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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I can offer daytime and evening appointments, weekend appointments available by request.

Further information

My preferred working method is face to face, working from a room near Chippenham, however, I appreciate that for some clients this is not possible, so I use the platform, Zoom.

I offer open ended sessions, typically 50 minutes long, and feel that it is important to be seen weekly as this is helpful for the therapeutic relationship as well as beneficial for you as a client, to explore what you need and want to explore.

Working outdoors through 'walk and talk' or meeting in a safe, risk assessed space is also something that I offer, as I know that nature is a powerful facilitator to the therapeutic process.  This is something that I am happy to discuss with you if you are interested in having sessions outside.

Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I work primarily with the Seven Eyed Model of supervision drawing on creativity and nature to enhance the work the counsellor and I do together.

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