Hello and thank you for looking at my profile. At this very difficult time you're probably wondering if I may be able to help you? You may be experiencing extreme anxiety and perhaps depression which may have worsened due to the current situation. If so, may I explain how I have helped others who have recently been struggling with difficulties ?
I work in a way which compliments who you are, and what you need. I am an integrative counsellor, which enables me to use various strategies to tailor my approach to suit you as an individual. Life can at times feel challenging, particularly when experiencing disappointments, the loss of a loved one, relationship difficulties, marriage breakdown, redundancy, illness, depression, anxiety or perhaps a traumatic experience is still haunting you.
I can offer you a non-judgmental, supportive and confidential space where therapy could consist of talking through problems, acknowledging feelings ,some people find that looking back to past behavior patterns and core beliefs, which may have taken their toll on your sense of well-being can be helpful. Ultimately this can lead to increased self-awareness which can help you to connect with your life’s purpose. Some people prefer to use art, images or the written word, when finding talking difficult. Younger clients often engage in play as a therapeutic aid. If a client wants to look forward then a solution focused time limited approach may be more helpful. Often a small change can have a big and positive impact on a difficult situation. I have additional training as a life coach, allowing some clients to work in a more solution focused way to move forward with their difficult situation.
I have trained to work with both adults, teenagers and children. Before I worked as a therapist I worked as an art teacher in primary schools. In addition, I have completed extra training at the Place2be charity, which enables me to work with primary school children and teenagers.
As well as seeing private clients, I volunteer for a charity in Windsor and Maidenhead, working with adults and in addition I am the counsellor in two primary schools and a local secondary school.
I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP’s ethical Framework for the counselling professions.
Sessions are 50 min long and happen once a week at an agreed time. The number of sessions required will vary and depend on the client and their circumstances. I often work in 6 session blocks, and always have a review to discuss progress with clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
- L4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling
- L4 Certificate in counselling Children
- Diploma in Therapeutic coaching (Fusion)
- Certificate in counselling skills
- Rewind Therapy for PTSD resolution
- Mindfulness based stress reduction program
- Complexities of working with people affected by adoption
- Sexual abuse
- Self harm
- Working with clients who have a mental health diagnosis
- Hidden harm training - working with children affected by drug and alcohol abuse (Place2be)
- How to include coaching skills into therapeutic practice (BACP)
- Group work in schools (Place2be)
- Solution focused work and working in schools
- Working with groups
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working with children from age 6 upwards.
Concessions offered for
Face to face counselling sessions cost £50 per 50 min session. Online counselling sessions cost £40 per 50 min session . Please contact me and I can help if you're struggling financially.
I am available at various times during the week including some weekend and evening times slots.