Humanistic Counsellor offering one to one and group work
I am humanistic counsellor which means I believe in the innate capacity within us all to heal and grow. I trust we each have the resources within us to overcome challenges no matter how significate and thrive in life. At times however it can be very difficult to connect with our own abilities or escape patterns of being that keep us stuck, which is where a counsellor might offer their knowledge and experience to facilitate your healing process, whether this be in reuniting with yourself or discovering and harnessing inner resources you haven’t previously recognised. I work in a collaborative and creative way drawing on a range of theories, techniques, and styles tailored to you and your situation, in the hope of offering you a safe and comfortable space, where you feel supported, heard and accepted whilst you address the complexities that could be stopping you from living the life you would like.
As well as offering private practise counselling I teach for the Open University and have worked within schools, colleges, alternative education settings, youth engagement services and various counselling charities. I have a research interest in the facilitation of real and lasting change in young men unlikely to access traditional therapeutic services. I’m a mother, daughter, sister, friend and colleague, I’m passionate about nature and I strongly believe we could do with more compassion, love and connection in our world…and like you maybe? I am a person trying to make sense of the world during the pandemic we are in the midst of. Which really means; I understand, personally, professionally and academically how it feels when we find ourselves overwhelmed, believing we are ill equipped to deal with life, and that change is most definitely possible no matter how far away it feels
Training, qualifications & experience
BA(Hons) Business Management 2002
MSc Counselling Psychology (including certificate 2012 and diploma 2013)
Continuing Professional Development as per BACP (Governing Body for Counselling professionals) guidelines since 2012
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £45 per hour, with payment 48 hours in advance by electronic transfer to secure your appointment.
Concessionary rates: I offer lower cost counselling sessions if needed and welcome a conversation to discuss affordability.
Concessions offered for
I'm currently working with Wild Rumpus (www. wildrumpus.org.uk) to offer a unique, face to face, outdoor counselling opportunity within a private space in their beautiful woodland and meadow. These appointments will be available whilst the weather allows, with options to continue in a different format as we enter the winter months should you wish
We are hoping this is a great chance for you to immerse yourself in nature harnessing the wonderful healing potential that offers, whilst in a safe contained and supportive environment attending to our social distancing and confidentiality needs
You could also consider this as an option if you would like to meet face to face at least once before moving to an online format, as this can be helpful to some people in gaining a stronger sense of me and assessing our potential for working together.
If this sounds like a possibility for you please feel free to get in touch for more information