I am an Integrative Counsellor working with Adults.
I first became interested in counselling when I worked for the Samaritans. I discovered that some of us have a difficulty we find unable to overcome at some time in our lives, and talking about it with a skilled, empathic, non-judgemental person can often clarify the situation. It can stop the ‘circling thoughts’ that we can suffer from and help us find the way forward.
I work with issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, bereavement, divorce, separation, and child & adolescent issues.
As a Counsellor I work closely with clients to help them with any issues in their lives, and to explore the underlying problems that may have caused them. I work collaboratively with individuals to empower them to make decisions for themselves to improve their sense of personal well-being. I work across a range of human problems including bereavement, relationships, mental health issues and other significant life events.
The role of the counsellor is to create a confidential, safe, caring and non-judgemental space for the client. A space where the client can bring their fears and concerns and where the counsellor can help facilitate the client to identify new possibilities and insights into what may seem like difficult and often desperate situations.
I believe that the depth of work we do together is dependent on the therapeutic relationship we build together.
Training, qualifications & experience
NCFE Certificate in Counselling
NCFE Diploma in Counselling
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation free of charge thereafter £50 per 50 minute session.
Daytime and evening appointments available
Off road parking in rural location