01444 232069 / 07792 100390
I am passionate about understanding how the jigsaw puzzle pieces of relationships fit together; what happens when we have contact, how does my behaviour impact on you, what effect do you have on me? I want to understand why our puzzle pieces have their particular shape. How do we fit together and what benefits does that fit give us? Counselling is a place to explore these and many other questions; it gives you the chance to find out about yourself, the choices you've made, your relationships with others and with yourself. Once you've discovered more about who you are and how you fit in the picture, you can decide whether you want to redesign your piece of the puzzle.
My summerhouse consulting room is located in a peaceful and secluded rear garden which may be used for creative exercises. Daytime and some evening appointments are available, also an early Saturday morning appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are:
- CPCAB Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (2002)
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2003) - integrative model
- Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis Theory (2013)
- 4 years training in Transactional Analysis theory and practice (including a year's psychotherapy training) - exam to be arranged.
I worked for 4 1/2yrs as a volunteer at a hostel for the homeless and have been in private practice since 2007. I have provided the counselling services to clients at a local centre offering support to adults with learning disabilities since Sept 2015. I have also taken training in Ecotherapy - working in a natural setting outdoors. This means that clients who wish to use my back garden for their sessions may be able to do so. Working in this way, perhaps using creative activities and being aware of what is being experienced somatically (held in the body), can assist, deepen and accelerate the therapeutic work. These exercises must be carefully considered and will only be arranged if it is thought to be in the best interests of the client.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Ecotherapy - exploring your connection to the natural world.
I charge £20 for an initial assessment session of (50mins); this will enable us to decide if we are comfortable working together. Further 50min sessions cost £40.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7.15pm and Saturday mornings at 9am.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|