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I am an Advanced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Accredited by the National Counselling Society and a Professional Member of the Hypnotherapy Society These Professional Societies ensure that I am fully Qualified and keep up with my Continued Professional Development obligations. I am also fully insured.
Who ever said life was easy? For some of us it can be far from easy and life can get tough, complicated, filled with all sorts of problems; stress, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties. Life can get quite challenging and we can become overwhelmed by our emotions, feel out of control, or in the grip of anxieties, fears and phobias. We can develop habits/addictions; We worry, panic, suffer with sleepless nights, thoughts churning around and around in our minds, unable to escape from our own negative thoughts.
I have been on my own personal journey and healed my life. I am passionate about supporting others who wish to have more insight into their difficulties and manage more effectively.
One of the hardest things is to take that first step, deciding to talk to someone about ‘it’.
Please, come and share with me your difficulties and concerns, we can explore what ‘it’ is that is impacting on your life and together we can:
look at ‘it’
LET ‘IT' GO and move into the future
I can offer you support to think about, explore and discuss personal problems in a relaxed environment. Life can be difficult for all of us in all sorts of ways, so seeking independent help is not something to feel awkward or embarrassed about
My approach to counselling is Integrative, and in my work I integrate different theories appropriate to the issues that clients bring, Therapy is therefor tailor made to suit each client as one perspective doesn't suit all.
Integrative means the blending of parts together to create something new, different and positive,
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Hypnotherapy Both diplomas are accredited by the Royal College of Nursing.
I am also an Anxiety UK approved therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.
Full details of the Anxiety UK approved therapist scheme can be found here - www.anxietyuk.org.uk/getinvolved/therapists-at-anxiety-uk Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here www.anxietyuk.org.uk/membership
Anxiety is a feeling of unease. Everybody gets anxious when faced with a stressful situation, i.e. an exam or interview, worrying times such as illness. It's also normal to feel anxious when you face something difficult or dangerous. Mild anxiety can often be positive and useful, it motivates us. However if you have anxiety that is long-lasting and severe, it can impact on your life and interfere with your everyday activities. This can lead to low mood or depression.
CONTINUED PROFESSION DEVELOPMENT (CPD)
I have attended the following CPD workshops:-
Understanding the Complexities of Sexual Abuse
Transactional Analysis (TA) TA 'is a theory of personality and a systematic psychotherapy for personal growth and personal change'. It examines the interactions, or 'transactions', between a person and other people.
Changing habits: Patterns of Behaviour
NLP (Neuro-Linquistic Programming)
The Meaning and Purpose of Neurosis 'Insights from Neuroscience'
Mindfulness, the Brain and TherapyShame in the Therapy Hour
Anxiously Attached: Fear of Abandonment and Angry Protest
Supporting Clients with Low Self-Esteem and a Lack of Confidence
Working with survivors of Domestic Abuse
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Initial Consultation Free 20 minute telephone consultation.
£50.00 per session
No one should be excluded from therapy therefore I offer reduced rates dependent on financial circumstances.
Sessions at the moment by zoom or telephone
When I work
Most weekdays and weekends