COVID-19 note 22nd June 2021: I have now resumed face-to-face counselling for couples and individuals with 2 metres distancing in a well ventilated indoor setting, as well as continuing to offer outdoor walking sessions too.
Specialising in relationship counselling, with 20 years’ experience working for Relate, I offer couple and individual counselling in both indoor and outdoor settings. We can explore unhelpful feelings, thoughts and behaviours, using a range of different counselling models that best bring about the changes you want.
If you feel the need to improve your relationship, your wellbeing, and gain some relief from distress, please get in touch for a consultation to talk through what you would like to achieve and to see if you feel we could work together.
I often find people wonder if their own problems are somehow worthy or bad enough for them to indulge in counselling, maybe holding out for change or thinking that time will make things better on its own. My belief is that with a relatively brief focus on whatever is upsetting you - and maybe those around you - you can find relief, better ways of coping, or resolution.
I work from a converted shepherd’s hut on the edge of Cannock Chase in the grounds of Oakedge Park. This is a very natural site, overlooking pools and surrounded by a forest landscape, making a beautiful place to work and walk from - see photos below.
Walking therapy for some people is less intense, and reduces the sense of being ‘under the spotlight’ compared to a more traditional setting. The shepherd’s hut provides a space for our session whilst being surrounded by nature. It is also a base to walk from if you would like to do that. Alternatively we can arrange to walk from different parts of Cannock Chase or along the local canals, should you find that a more comfortable way to talk.
If you have any concerns regarding COVID restrictions, please do get in touch..
Training, qualifications & experience
Cert. Marital and Couple Counselling.
20 years experience and ongoing CPD within and outside of Relate.
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
A face-to-face session is 60 minutes and the fee is £45 for individuals and £65 for couples. Sessions can be extended and held at different intervals to suit.
An online Zoom or phone session is 60 minutes and the fees are the same, £45 for individuals and £65 for couples. (I currently offer only individual work over the phone, not couple work)
Due to service demand, I have very limited availability at the moment. But if you wish to get in touch I may be able to refer you if I cannot meet your needs.