There are different sorts of counselling. Finding the counsellor who is right for you is important.
I am a counsellor based in the north of Norwich, Norfolk. My style of counselling comes from a combination of life and work experience as well as professional training. My specialist background is in acquired brain injury (ABI) issues and further training allows me to work with many different people’s problems. The length of counselling I offer is also suited to your needs – long, medium or short term.
If you have a brain injury you may be thinking counselling is not for you because of the tricky ways your brain is working, e.g. short-term memory loss. Even so, you may still be feeling a need to share things in confidence with a supportive listener, who is neutral and caring.
Whatever your situation, you will be accepted as your own person with your own beliefs and perspectives – your own voice. You will be able to lay out your problems and be supported by the experience of an honest, open and non-judgemental relationship.
If you feel stuck, if changes you try to make don’t stay changed, if you’re overwhelmed with confusion and mixed emotions, counselling offers you the opportunity to explore your issues at your own pace, honing in on the roots of things, gain insights and understanding in ways everyday life has no time for.
Finding an inner resourcefulness can help you sense ways of going ahead, to set your goals that are right for you.
A first Session
This session is very important – our time to get to know each other and how well we can work to resolve your distress. At first, your aims may not be specific. The first session is also the chance to define your goals for coming to counselling. Any questions or concerns you might be having about counselling can also be aired, ensuring you get the most from this initial meeting.
If you feel you would like to work with me we can then agree the times, frequency and number of future sessions that most suit your needs. Flexibility is another important aspect. In long-term agreements I use every sixth session to review with clients their chosen number of sessions, making sure I work to every client’s best interest.
If you would like to book a first session with me, please feel free to call on 0777 552 0302.
I may be unable to answer my phone between 9am and 4pm, but if you leave a message I will get back to you on the evening of your call. Or you can email me via here or my website or blog, "Neurolations - Talking Therapies and Brain Injuries".
Training, qualifications & experience
- UEA Postgraduate Certificate in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy (2011)
- ABC Level 4 Diploma in the Theory & Practice of Counselling (2010)
- ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2007)
- ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts (2006)
- Rehabilitation Support Worker for Headway (Norfolk & Waveney) Ltd (2005 - Date)
- Volunteer Counsellor for Victim Support (2008 - 2011)
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Aquired Brain Injury (ABI) / Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) related issues.
Concessions offered for
My standard fee is £40 per 1-hour session. ("1 hour" is accepted to mean 50 minutes with additional time no longer than 10 minutes as felt needed.)
Couple counselling £80 per session
Referrals via organisations inc. Employee Assistance Programmes pay in accordance with the organisation's policy
Appointments: 5pm to 8pm Mon. to Wed. 9am to 8pm Thurs.