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Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, menopause, ADHD, trauma..... life comes with various challenges and diagnoses. I will sit with you as you consider what has happened to you. I will work alongside you as we consider the thoughts and feelings that you want to explore. We're all different and I'll try to really understand what's happening for you. If you tell me you have anxiety or depression for example, I want to hear the details of how this feels and the differences it makes to your life. What do you want to change? It may not always feel like it but you know what's best for you. I am a Person-Centred Therapeutic Counsellor. Experienced and qualified, I work through building a close connection with you, listening carefully to the things you say and noticing some of the things you imply. As we get to know each other better we can use the trust we build to work out what's happening for you and how you want to move forward. If you decide to work face to face, I also offer the opportunity to work creatively if this is something that appeals to you. This is not about being good at art, but allowing the process of drawing, painting or working with dough to express your thoughts and feelings in a different way.
Who am I?
Having worked for a long time in schools with staff and pupils as well as within a women's centre and a bereavement counselling service, I now work solely in private practice.
How do I work?
I provide face to face or telephone counselling. I invite you to a free 30 minute introductory telephone call so that we can begin to get to know each other and I welcome questions. When you are ready, we can begin with a set number of sessions or I can offer open ended counselling. You will know when you are ready to end counselling or take a break and we can regularly check in to see how the counselling is going.
Where am I?
My therapy suite is in Diseworth, close to Castle Donington, Loughborough and East Midlands airport on the border of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. It’s easy to reach as it’s close to the M1 by junctions 24 and 23a as well as the A42 although you can avoid motorways if you prefer.
There is plenty of private, off-street parking and I am also on the Skylink bus route.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CAPB Level 4 (2019)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies CAPB Level 3 (2017)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills CAPB Level 2 (2017)
- I am a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and follow their ethical framework.
- The Power Threat Meaning Framework
- Working at relational depth
- Societal rape myths and traumatic reactions
- Integrating artwork into your counselling practice
- Queering the therapy space
- Working with Bereaved people
- Using creative resources with adults children and young people
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).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
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.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
When I work
How do we get started?
The relationship we create is the at the centre of person-centred counselling so I invite you to a 30-minute telephone consultation to begin to get to know each other. This will give you the opportunity to explain more about your needs and to ask questions.
All you need to do at this stage is email, text or call. Leave me a message and I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can.