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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 as well as 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 Theraputic counselling
- L4 Certificate in counselling Children
- Diploma in Theraputic 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 helth diagnosis
- Hidden harm training - working with children affected by drug and alcohol abuse (Place2be)
- How to include coaching skills into theraputic practice (BACP)
- Group work in schools (Place2be)
- Solution focused work and working in schools
- Working with groups
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working with children from age 6 upwards.
I offer a free initial 20 min assessment session via phone or Skype, where you can ask any questions about counselling, life coaching and the services I offer. If you decide to start counselling sessions will cost £50 per 50 min session. Block bookings (6 sessions) cost £45 per session when paid in advance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please let me know your special requirements and I will endevour to accomidate you.
I am available at various times during the week including some weekend and evening times slots.
Types of client