Could you benefit from a place to take some time out to explore your thoughts and feelings?
I am a person centred counsellor with over 20 years of counselling experience. I work dynamically to find solutions or new ways of addressing life's challenges. My emphasis is on making a positive difference as soon as possible. Within 2 to 4 sessions I would expect to have discussed new strategies for you to consider.
I offer a warm welcome, listen with compassion, sensitivity and without judgement and ultimately assist people to regain a sense of control and confidence.
My professional experience enables me to work with a wide range of subjects. These might include relationship issues, low mood, loss and grief, problems at work, or anything else which may be worrying you.
Sometimes the cause of stress and anxiety is not readily apparent but you are still unable to shake off the feeling that something is not right. I am competent in meeting these less tangible elements.
As a person centred counsellor I provide a secure working relationship in which we can explore the various factors of your life that are causing you most concern. By providing both the space and time away from the clamour of everyday life you will begin to rebuild trust in your own ability to visualise possibilities for overcoming what may have seemed insurmountable.
I draw from a wide range of techniques proven to support the person centred approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 30 years professional experience of supporting people in the Armed Forces.
I am a BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor.
I am a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner.
I draw from a wide range of techniques proven to support the person centred approach. For me, 'Person Centered' means that the client perspective is honoured and remains central.
I have worked extensively within various social care settings promoting the well being of adults and young people. I have unparalleled experience of working with military personnel and their families, and as such have deep understanding and empathy toward the very unique demands of service life and the challenges that you and your family may face.
I also have experience working alongside Employee Assistance Programmes at a national level.
As an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I deliver a counselling service that is underpinned by the BACP Code of Conduct ensuring I counsel in a safe, confidential, ethical and non-discriminatory environment.
I have a wealth of counselling experience in helping clients who are encountering difficulties such as;
~ Relationship Issues
~ Specific issues for serving and retired members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces
Registered / Accredited
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working with both serving and retired members of the Armed Forces and their families.
An initial appointment will give you an opportunity to explore with me what you may need, this will offer you the time to decide whether counselling is for you. The meeting lasts for one hour and there is a standard charge of £40.
If after the initial appointment you would like to continue with counselling we will agree convenient times for further sessions. The arrangement is open ended and will continue for as long or as short a time as you need.
£40 for an hour - Individual Counselling
£65 for an hour and a half - Couple Counselling
You can also contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org