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Counsellor, Reg. MNCS (Accred.)

About me

I work with adults, young people and couples in my private practice in Shrewsbury. I am also able to offer counselling sessions in Telford and Oswestry. My aim is to create a safe environment for you to work through any past or ongoing struggles and to help you to find freedom from the obstacles that are holding you back.

The thought of coming to counselling may seem scary. However, talking about the things that are troubling you with someone who is here to listen, can help you to feel less alone in the world. I’m interested in learning about you, your concerns, your anxieties, how you see things and exploring your thoughts and feelings.

Initially, you may find it difficult to talk about how you feel and what you’re going through. That’s okay. All relationships are built on trust and it’s important that you feel comfortable and connected during our working relationship. I won’t tell you what to do and I won’t judge you; no matter what issues you bring to counselling. Instead, I’ll work with you, offering you help and support to achieve what feels right and what works best for you.

Counselling offers you time and space to explore aspects of your life that may be painful, distressing or confusing. It can help you to identify things about yourself or your life that you might want to change. Counselling is a very personal process; your experience of therapy will be unique to you. As a result, the outcome will depend on what your goals for therapy are and what you would like to achieve.

I offer therapeutic counselling in a variety of specialties; such as anxiety, trauma recovery and life transitions. I provide short and long-term one to one, individual and couples counselling; face-to-face, online or on the telephone.

Get in touch for a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss what's troubling you and I'll let you know how I can help. 

Training, qualifications & experience

MNCS (Accred) - I am an accredited member of the NCS (National Counselling Society); working in accordance with their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. As a member of the NCS, I am on an accredited register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. 

I attend regular clinical supervision and I engage in Continued Professional Development to enhance my professional and personal practice.

Professional Qualifications

Dip in Therapeutic Counselling
Dip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
• Dip in Counselling Children and Young People
• Dip in Relationship and Couples Counselling
• Online and Telephone Counselling - Certified Counsellor
• Certified IEMT Practitioner (Integral Eye Movement Therapy)

My experience

I am an integrative counsellor, which means I employ various different models of therapy and techniques to help create change and positive outcomes for people. Since qualifying as a Counsellor, I have worked with children, teenagers, adults and couples. My experience includes working for various charities, colleges, counselling agencies and voluntary work. I have extensive experience and a keen interest in working with trauma and anxiety issues. 

I am also a certified IEMT practitioner (Integral Eye Movement Therapy) and a registered member of The Association for IEMT Practitioners.

IEMT offers a combination of techniques which can enable people to release problematic emotions and feelings that may have become stuck over many years. The process also explores patterns of behaviour; helping to identify how we learn to feel the way we do and how we can create lasting change. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

Fees

From £40.00 to £60.00

Additional information

£40.00 per session - Individual Counselling
£60.00 per session - Couples Counselling

Free 20 minute first phone consultation to discuss what’s troubling you and I’ll let you know how I can help.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12.00 - 20.00.
Friday, Saturday 09.00 - 12.00

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4

Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

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