About me and my therapy practice:
I am a person-centred counsellor which means I offer acceptance and empathy in a non-judgemental therapeutic environment. In a 60 minute session, I provide a safe place for you to explore your emotions at your own pace. I am sensitive to your values and needs and I work with your priorities. Emotional pain, guilt, shame and blame affects our ability to experience the fullness of life, so I can offer support for you to explore this in a confidential space to enable therapeutic healing.
Clients I work with:
Young Children, Teenagers, Young Adults, Older Adults.
What I can help with:
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Attachment issues, Bereavement, Bullying, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Religion, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work-related issues.
I am passionate about helping people to move forward with their lives and gain emotional stability. I counsel individuals from different cultures, lifestyles, with faith or none so I connect and relate to what is important to you and your values. The testimonials from adults during my work with NHS GP surgeries hopefully speak for themselves. ‘Incredibly helpful and I feel like a new person and so much happier’ (CG), ‘Excellent, 100% positive impact’ (JS), ‘My children have never seen me so happy’( TB), ‘Theresa is easy to talk to, very kind as well’ (SP), ‘Not like any other counsellor I have seen in the past’ (DL), ‘Theresa was very effective, great listener and helpful, great energy’ (JF), ‘Out of the darkness and into the light’ (JB), ‘You have made me smile, my heart feel warm and helped me to process some of my tangled thoughts (JF).
I am trained in child therapy and support children in dealing with emotional issues such as parental attachment, separation, suicidal ideation, self-harm, divorce, bullying, low self-esteem, identity, anxiety, meltdowns, withdrawn behaviour, bereavement and life transitions such as school changes. I utilise art and play therapy to build trust and to develop a therapeutic relationship that enables younger children to express themselves. It has been life changing to see transforming positive change in the children that I have counselled.
Children’s testimonies: ‘Thank you for your help with the bullies. I can’t thank you enough for all the things you have done. You have made all of my anger and sadness go away. You are the person I trust and I want you to know you are part of my family.’ (Aged 10).
‘I am going to mis you so mutch. I will never foget you. Im going to play games nely the same wiv you.’(Aged 5- as originally written).
Type of contact I offer:
Face to face counselling, art therapy, telephone, online zoom, or walking therapy for adults. I also provide 1-1 art and play therapy for children. I adhere to GDPR privacy regulations, I have a current DBS certificate in place and I am fully insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training:
I have competed Levels 2, 3 and Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling. My previous background involved child protection in a legal capacity. I have continuous professional development in eating disorders, trauma, children and ADHD, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorders, bereavement and dissociative disorders.
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
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
My first session
The first session is £30 (40% reduction) to allow you to decide whether you would like us to work together. Our first 60 minute session is to establish your presenting problems and ensure that we are happy to work together on these issues. We can explore areas of your life that are causing you emotional distress and we can look at what you expect from counselling and how best to move forward. This session will also establish our contract and essential information for future sessions if you decide to continue. I will explain how therapy works for optimum results and also to understand what will meet your needs. Further sessions revert to £50 per hour.
I have various ability 5 days throughout Monday to Friday. Please contact me to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.