I am an experienced BACP Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist and Supervisor, providing a safe and confidential service for over 18 years. My practice is within easy reach of Gloucester, Stroud, Cheltenham, Nailsworth and Tewkesbury.
Counselling is an opportunity for you to:
- Address any issue that is causing you concern or worry.
- Explore and reflect upon any aspect of your life experience.
- Reach a greater self awareness and understanding.
- Discover positive coping strategies for yourself where needed.
- Create choice and greater freedom within your life.
Within my practice I maintain an easy, accessible manner and strive to meet the needs of each individual who is coming to me for support.
Counselling when experienced in the presence of a qualified therapist is a way of gaining a more open, honest and authentic understanding of yourself. Helping you to explore and work through issues that are negatively affecting your life.
With greater awareness the points of difficulty and issues of pain within your life may be seen as a powerful opportunity to gain awareness and realise positive change for yourself.
I am experienced at enabling people to express and explore issues of Spirituality and Multi-faith identity.
I am a qualified and experienced Supervisor supporting both students and fellow counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced Person-Centred/Transpersonal Therapist and have over 18 years counselling experience within a wide variety of Therapeutic settings. These include the University of East Anglia, Norwich Prison, Beckenham MIND, Bromley Alcohol Service, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Croydon Junction and Bromley Youth Counselling services and Occupational Health.
I had 7 years experience as a counsellor within the Occupational Health Unit of a local County Council, dealing with both personal and work related issues.
At present in addition to my private practice, I work within one of the nations leading Employee Assistant Programmes, providing both telephone and face to face counselling to employees of the nations core services and private industries.
My training experience includes:-
Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, CCPE London (1998)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling, University of East Anglia (2000)
Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of East London (2004)
Certificate in Supervision, Palmoasis, Bristol (2006)
Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Methods for Person-Centred Counsellors, University of Warwick (2008)
Zen Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor, Zenways (2011)
Diploma in Working with the Spiritual Dimension in Therapy, Bristol (2012)
Diploma in Supervision, Oasis-Talk, Bristol (2013)
Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, Bristol (2014) Diploma in Relational Mindfulness, Karuna Institute (2016)