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Person-centred Counsellor MBACP (Registered)

About me

Is anxiety interfering with your daily life? Does your smile hide a deep sadness that you cannot shift? Are you exhausted from trying to hold things together for everyone else's benefit? I can help you find a way to overcome your struggles and heal from your pain so that you can regain some balance and feel calmer, happier and more confident.

*I AM CURRENTLY OFFERING ONLINE SESSIONS VIA ZOOM, TELEPHONE OR EMAIL*

What I can offer

I can offer you a space of unconditional acceptance, understanding and empathy, where you will be truly heard, without judgement. Together, we will work at your pace to shed light on the discontent you are experiencing, which can provide a powerful healing experience.

Within our sessions, I will offer you support and the space to speak freely and honestly about how you are feeling.  You will take the lead, but I will be at your side, lighting the way and providing you with a safety net and a place to explore your options and their possible consequences.

My aims:

  • To be a genuine companion on your healing journey.
  • To gently challenge any unhelpful thoughts.
  • To help unlock your inner strength.
  • To empower you to grow in confidence.
  • To help you to find a happier, more satisfying way of living and being.

My ways of working:

As a person-centred counsellor, I truly believe that we all have the innate ability to heal and grow. I will not give you advice or try to change you in any way. Rather, I will provide a confidential environment where with me by your side, you can figure out what changes you wish to make and how they can be implemented.

I am a huge advocate of using creative methods to unlock the subconscious. I offer a range of creative interventions to help you explore difficult emotions, thoughts or experiences.  This is perfect for those times when the words don't come, or they are too painful to say out loud.  I understand that the use of creative interventions are not for everybody, so it will always be your choice whether you want to work in this way or not.

As part of my own healing journey, I practice mindfulness and meditation. I have been amazed and inspired by the many benefits that it brings. This is something further I can offer, if you feel it would be beneficial.

Finding the right counsellor for you

The most important thing when choosing a counsellor is that you find someone who you feel comfortable and at ease with. Only then will you feel safe enough to share your story and open your heart with honesty.

I offer a free initial consultation of 20 minutes, which will help us to work out whether I am the right counsellor for you.

If you choose to move forward in therapy with me, there are no minimum or maximum number of sessions. You decide how many sessions you need and how often you have them.

I realise that this is a big decision and one that you may have only just starting considering or have been thinking about for a long time.  Either way, I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have about counselling.

Feel free to call or text me on 07858382076, or email me here

I always aim to respond to you within 24 hours and you will be under no obligation to begin your therapy journey with me.

You can also find out a little more about me on;

  • My website
  • Facebook (From the Heart Counselling and Mindfulness)
  • Instagram (fth_counsellingandmindfulness)

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Foundations
  • Creative Youth Well-Being and Mindfulness Coach

Additional Training/CPD

  • Preparing to work with Loss and Bereavement
  • Working with Anger
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Exploring Self-harm
  • Understanding Person Centred Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Attachment Behaviour in the Counselling Room
  • Using Drawing, Pictures and Fairy tales in Counselling

Additional Information:

I hold a full enhanced DBS.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their code of ethics.

I volunteered as a counsellor with Macmillan for 3 years, working with patients with a terminal illness and their family or friends. 

In addition to this I volunteered at Kooth for a year and a half, counselling young adults.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£35 per 50 minute session

Payments are made via bank transfer 24 hours before your session.

48 hours notice is required when changing or cancelling an appointment, or the full fee will be charged.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - 10am-2pm and 7pm-10pm

Tuesday -  6pm-10pm

Saturday - 11am-1pm

Warrington, Cheshire, WA5

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

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