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I am an Integrative Counsellor working with adult clients, with over 20 years experience .
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, divorce, separation, child & adolescent issues, and significant life events. Having worked in a hospice setting I have experience with bereavement and with people affected by life limiting illness.
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.
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
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).
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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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person session
Initial consultation free of charge thereafter £60 per 50 minute session.
When I work
Daytime and evening appointments available
Off road parking in rural location