Hi I am a person -centered counsellor based in Huncote Leicestershire who specializes in helping to resolve emotional, psychological and relationship issues. I have over 32years NHS experience as a health professional working within mental health, learning disabilities and care of the elderly. This gives me a broad and diverse understanding of mental health difficulties which I have gained through my counselling and NHS background. I am a registered member of the National Counselling Society and I work within their ethical framework. I am fully insured and registered with the ICO and have a enhanced DBS, . I am currently offering telephone or zoom sessions and face to face session on Saturday and Sunday. The face to face session will be at my home address either from my conservatory or my garden office.
The first steps in accessing counselling can be difficult, but in taking those first steps. You can change your life by having someone walk by your side on this personal journey. By creating an environment where as client you feel safe, contained and able to talk freely. This helps to enhance the therapeutic relationship and as your counsellor I will meet you with empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence. I can offer short term or long term counselling and this is done by arranging a mutually convenient time which will be set aside each week for 50 mins. Our first free session will be for 20 mins where I encourage you to ask questions and to get a feel if counselling and working with me is the right option for you. I strongly believe that the counselling relationship is collaborative and should fully involve the client. As this allows you as the client to regain your own autonomy, lives a journey and we can and do change course. recognising that that it okay to change direction, or to chart your own path can be a freeing experience.
"life at its best, is a flowing, changing process in which nothing is fixed- Carl. R. Rogers
Training, qualifications & experience
HEC psychodynamic counselling
level 3 cert therapeutic counselling
Level 4 DIP therapeutic counselling
180hr CPD in online counselling
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£45- 50min sessions
First 20 min session free
to cancel a session 24hr notice is required- payment for session should be made by bank transfer.
When I work
My evening sessions will be from 17.30-21.00
Saturday & Sunday AM sessions from 10.30-13.00, evening sessions from 17.30- 21.00. But there can be flexibility in times at the weekend.
Life can be challenging and difficult, as your counsellor I would like to walk with you on your journey and by establishing a strong therapeutic relationship. Within a safe secure environment I believe allows you as client to explore and gain understanding. I am a qualified person centred counsellor, which means I will work with my clients in the here and now. In a non judgemental way, offering empathy and by being congruent within our therapeutic relationship. I believe that everybody has the capacity for growth and change within their life. Carl Rogers the founder of person centred counselling puts it well when he describes potatoes in his family cellar still striving to reach their potential by growing thin sprouts towards the distant window. Showing that even when the environment is not optimal growth can still occur, so if as a client you are met with a counsellor who offers you a safe reflective space. Showing you empathy, congruence and a non judgemental attitude imagine the growth and potential that could be achieved. In case nobody ever told you: You are valuable, unique, and have the capacity to change and evolve, let this become your mantra. Start your journey today and awaken and grow, creating your ideal circumstances for you to live your life.