My aim as a counsellor is to provide you with an opportunity to talk about your problems, fears, anxieties, hopes or aspirations in a confidential and non-judgemental space. I do not claim to be an expert on your feelings, only you can know how it feels to be you, but I do hope that through offering you a space in which you feel safe, heard and valued you will feel able to open up, explore your feelings and live a more fulfilled life.
I have a particular interest in and a great deal of experience working with young adults, aged 16 plus.
Research shows that counselling works best when we feel comfortable and at ease with our chosen therapist and that feeling listened to, accepted and understood is really important. For this reason, I offer an initial meeting in which you can experience the way I work and decide whether you feel I am the right counsellor for you. I charge £25 to secure your appointment.
I have worked with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, domestic violence, stress and trauma. I offer short and long-term therapy to young people and adults.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Counsellor with a Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I have also completed an Advanced Specialist Training course in Counselling Children and Young People.
I have been working as a Counsellor since 2011 with two breaks to have my children.
I currently work part-time in my own private practice from my home in Ashton Keynes. My previous role was as a Senior Counsellor at Teens In Crisis, an amazing charity in Gloucestershire who offer Counselling to young people aged 9 - 21 years. I moved to Cirencester from London in 2015 where I initially set up my private practice. My past work includes Westminster Kingsway College in Kings Cross, London, Faces in Focus; specialising in working with young people aged 11-25 years and Roehampton University; working with students aged 18 plus. Shortly after completing my training I worked as a Sessional Counsellor for Turning Point - South Westminster Drug and Alcohol Service counselling residents in South Westminster London affected by drug and alcohol misuse.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
50 minute assessment: £50 (paid via BACS beforehand to secure session)
Individuals: £50 for 50 minutes
Some concessions available - please do contact me for further details.
Zoom and telephone sessions available.
Days and evening appointments in Ashton Keynes.