Counsellor & life Coach MBACP
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At times we all need a bit of extra support and help with life's difficulties Counselling and life Coaching can help explore current and hidden feelings, empowering you to take control and move forward from whatever is troubling you.
Counselling or Coaching can help you gain clarity and direction
Life may be a struggle, you may feel as though you are going round and round in circles, stuck, with nothing making sense. Talking can really help, with the knowledge that I will listen without prejudice. I will endeavour to offer understanding and warmth in calm pleasant surroundings, empathy rather than sympathy and a promise to help you explore your feelings at your own pace.
Confidential & Non Judgemental
I can offer a safe, confidential, non judgmental environment for you to able to express your true feelings working specifically on areas you would like to change through exploration, mindfulness, positive psychology and discovery to improve and liberate.
As we are all unique I work integrative which means I use a range of different methods and theories dependent on your requirements and needs.
Fibromyalgia Arthritis Chronic pain MS MND
Experience of working with the above
Vegan and Vegetarian Coaching
As I work from home I am able to offer evening appointments for those who work during the day
I work with Individuals & young adults (teens)
There is no age barrier to counselling
I can offer short or long term sessions and am flexible with regards to appointment times
Face to face counselling available observing social distancing
Walking and talking appointments available
Evening appointments available.
Some home visits by application
Training, qualifications & experience
GDN General Dental Nurse
CPCAB level 2 Counselling Skills
CPCAB level 3 Counselling Studies
CPCAB Diploma Integrative Counselling incorporating Person Centered, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis (TA)
CPCAB Diploma Life Coaching
BACP Competencies Working with Young People & children
NCFE Certificate in Counselling incorporating CBT, Person Centred & Psychodynamic
NCFE Certificate in Counselling skills Theory and Practice
Experience of working in a secondary school as a school nurse with an experienced counsellor.
Experience of working as a support worker and end of life care.
Experience of Phobia's especially Dental Phobia
37 years Experience of working within Dentistry
Experience of Work related stress and bullying
Experience of debilitating illness such as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Me, Cancer.......
Debt (working with debt agency's)
Currently working towards a diploma in nutrition and health and positive psychology
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with Chronic Illness, Motor Neurone Disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Arthritis, Chronic pain and MS and those caring for the above including pre bereavement counselling.
I work Holistically as a counsellor and am particularly interested in wellbeing and weight loss which works well with coaching.
I am currently working towards a diploma in nutrition and health and positive psychology
I work with phobias especially dental, using acclimatisation techniques & mindfulness.
I feel passionate there are no barriers to counselling so offer a limited number of concessions on a sliding scale.
Young adults and students welcome
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
First assessment gives us chance to meet to see if we are right for each other and able to work together to alleviate issues. 50 minutes £45
Thereafter each 50 min session £45.00, 90 minute (by special request) £70.00
Life coaching 50 minute session £45
Young adults £35
Saturday appointments £50
When I work
Day or evening appointments. closed Wednesdays Some limited number of home visits available some Saturday appointments Skype available.
I am a member of the BACP British Association of Counselling, Psychotherapists & Coaching
I work within a strict code of ethics and guidelines with a commitment to continue with professional development.
BACP Competencies working with young people
BACP register for Certificate of Proficiency
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