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Sometimes life doesn't seem fair, we can feel overwhelmed, confused, anxious and sad, lost and vulnerable. Whatever you may be struggling with right now, step by step I will be with you, to help bring about a calmness and balance to your life. I am experienced in many areas and I can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore your difficulties and together we can make a difference.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR FIRST SESSION
The counselling I offer, is a space to explore and untangle your difficulties and areas of your life that are troubling you, so that you can become more clear and start to make sense of your life and how you want to move forward.
Friends or families may be supportive, but it is sometimes difficult to confide in the people closest to you.
My approach is one of a caring and empathic nature where you can feel safe and be listened to and not be judged. I will strive to understand your world with warmth, patience and compassion.
I am open to everyone - Clients come to see me from all walks of life. I will work at your pace in a non-directive approach, providing you with the chance to share your story and thoughts whilst enabling us to work together through your feelings and thoughts and find the right path for you to take
Moving towards a new, healthy relationship will have tremendous physical & psychological benefits that will positively affect many areas of your lives - not just a better connection. Counselling will give you a better understanding of where you're at right now & where you both want to be. I am not here to judge or criticise and I will give you both a safe space to explore your feelings and emotions openly, identifying new ways of being together, rediscovering your closeness & intimacy, which originally brought you together. Unhealthy relationships can put a strain on your emotional health & wellbeing - so more than ever I believe you must work towards becoming a stronger & healthier team. Needing new understanding of yourselves : what you each need and want from this new relationship. Also at the same time, whilst appreciating & taking in the other person's needs and wants. It's important to keep the attraction you feel for each other alive. So you need to create a foundation that feels emotionally safe & know that you each have each other's backs no matter what. This foundation will help you both work towards being your actual selves in the relationship and not feeling the need to protect or defend yourselves. I feel this shift in focus is critical - being free to be who you are is really important because of the loss of connection to your true self will disable your ability, or desire to meet your partner's desires & needs
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor - I am a Registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) I also hold a BACP Certificate of Proficiency and Couples Counselling Certificate and I have a lot of experience with working with bereaved adults, children and troubled teenagers
I am passionate about my work and adhere to the professional and ethical framework and code of professional conduct which assures confidentiality, equality and diversity to which I am fully committed.
Any information is in the strictest of confidence according to the Data Protection Act of 1981
My approach is one of a caring and empathic nature where you can feel safe and be listened to and not judged.
At times we seem to be living in the 'Fast Lane' - too many hurdles to climb over, struggling with the effects of the Pandemic and Lockdowns may have affected you- Allow yourself to change - Gift yourself with Change and Healing
Sometimes it helps to say things out loud. It can take a lot of courage to make that first initial step. Please do get in touch
MAKING AN APPOINTMENT
To make an appointment or ask any questions please either telephone me on 01926 737872 or Mobile 07867743094 or email me: email@example.com
Sessions last for one hour & take place in Leamington Spa. There is plenty of on-street parking and I am on the local number 1 bus route, which stops very close by to me.
I may be with someone when you try to contact me and therefore not able to answer my phone, but please leave me a short message and a number that is safe for you and I will ring you back as soon as I can
I do one off sessions, short and long term counselling
Either Face to Face : On Line : WhatsApp : FaceTime or by telephone, whichever you feel would suit you best and you would be more comfortable with. I will also consider Home Visits if for any reason you are unable to leave your home, if it is more convenient for you. I can work within a 20 mile radius
I work with individuals, adults, teenagers, young adults & children and I also offer Couples Counselling
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, Qualifications & Experience
- Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Registered on the BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- ABC Diploma in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
- ONC in Complicated grief with Adults
- OCN in Complicated Grief in Children & Adolescents - Level 2
- Training in CBT
- Cruse Bereavement Care Training & Counselling
- Training in Complicated Grief with Children and Adolescents
- Training in Complicated Grief with Adults
- Training and Counselling with Domestic Abuse
- Experience with Bereaved Adults, Children & Adolescents
- I work with Grief and Complicated Grief before and after the death of a Loved one with Adults, Children & Adolescents
- Facilitator at Bereavement workshops for Children aged 4-12 years & Adolescents
- Experience working as A Victim Support Volunteer in the uk
- I have also volunteered overseas with street children, helped at Orphanages and counselled Single, Abandoned young mums in Vietnam
- Working with children who are struggling, when parents are separated or divorced
- I have a Public Liability Insurance and full DBS check for the protection of vulnerable adults and vulnerable children & adolescents
- As part of the BACP Ethical Framework I attend regular supervision to ensure safe and effective practice
- Since graduating I continue to study, both formally and informally, and to undertake a range of professional development activities.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Complicated bereavement - Adults, Children and Adolescents
Help with What to do 'After a Death'
Help with Children struggling when parents have lost a partner, either through death, separation or divorce
Domestic Abuse/Violence : male and female clients accepted
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
1 hour Sessions £50 - single person
1 hour Couples - £70
CONCESSIONS available for Students, Key workers, Refugees & Counsellor's in training @ 38.00 for one hour. Plus anyone suffering a real hardship please let me know & together we can work out a manageable fee
Fees can be paid by cash, cheque or Bacs on-line bank transfer
When I work
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.00am to last session starting at 8.00pm
Some availability on Mondays - please ask for times
Sessions last for one hour
As part of the BACP Ethical Framework I attend regular supervision sessions to ensure safe and effective practice.
I hold a current DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Certificate for the protection of vulnerable Adults, Children & Adolescents.
I am fully insured with my own Professional Indemnity Insurance
I have been Counselling now for 18 years and before becoming a Counsellor, I ran my own practice as a Holistic Therapist for around 20 years - this included Reflexology, Aromatherapy massage, Indian Head massage, Hopi ear candling, Reiki and Relaxation and Meditation as part of the therapy sessions