Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
At present we are living in very strange, sad, emotional, fearful and lonely times. Being isolated brings so many new difficulties, new feelings and anxieties, especially for those people who live with anxiety everyday and are just managing to keep a check on it. Being with other family members for long stretches of time also brings the experience of managing others as well as our own expectations, fears and anxieties often leaving us feeling new emotions that are unexpected and can be quite scary.
It can be a relief to be able to share, say out loud and acknowledge difficult feelings without the fear of guilt, sometimes this is just not possible with family or friends, more so at this time when we are all expected to 'look for the positives' and fill our days with all the unfinished jobs, make amazing cakes, learn new skills, exercise and Netflix.
This is not my reality at this time. I am drawing on all my resources to get through the days, trying to use all the techniques and strategies that I have spent years sharing with others to support my deepest emotions and my own fears. I am discovering where my resilience has been hidden but it's not as easy as it looks.......but I think it can be done...
If you are also stuck I might be able to help.
I began my training to become a counsellor late in life after many years of working with families and children I always felt that with a little help and support and the opportunity to talk about our fears, stresses and anxieties with another person our lives can maybe be a little bit easier.
Over the years I have worked in many different environments but always with people and I am constantly amazed by their courage, resilience and perseverance in the face of fear, pain and often unbelievable circumstances.
Enabling people to find these, often hidden, elements of their personality has driven me as a counsellor and through this work I have met many amazing people who have inspired me in all areas of my own life.
Please contact me if you want more information I will be happy to talk to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory - CPCAB
Foundations of Systemic Practice Application and Skills - The Association for Family Therapy
Advanced Diploma in Childcare and Education - CACHE
Thirty five years experience of working with families in many different settings, Local Authority/Community and Voluntary Organisations, Social Services and Education.
Previous experience of working as a Bereavement Therapist, HIV Counsellor and Family Worker.
- Integrative Therapist, Person Centred Therapeutic Counsellor and CBT Practitioner.
- Therapy and counselling for anxiety, relationship concerns, emotional stress, fearfulness, self harm, eating disorders and managing day to day life....
- I attempt to offer a straightforward way of working which is both practical and supportive and offer a realistic and less stressful way of thinking and coping with emotions and anxieties.
- At our first meeting we will discuss what is driving you to seek out counselling and how I might be able to support you with this. I can tell you more about me, my practice and how I relate to people. I am very much about communication and I have a very flexible and down to earth approach to counselling.
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
£45.00 Individuals - 1 hour
Low cost if unwaged / online/phone
Low cost for Key Workers
Concessions offered for
Always happy to be contacted by email or phone with any questions.