Hi I have been a qualified therapist since 1998 and have gained a vast amount of experience working in a variety of settings. These include working with victims of childhood sexual abuse, working within a prison setting, working within industry to help those dealing with employment issues. working with clients to manage their anger issues and working within schools with teenagers and their families.
My main experience is as a therapist working within the NHS where I have been for 22 years.The main focus of my work within the NHS is working with clients who have anxiety/panic disorders, stress related symptoms, relationship issues, bereavement counselling, and employment issues.
I have recently undergone training as a life coach and can now offer specialist help for those experiencing difficulties with career or relationships and anger management.
Counselling is a process by which the client is helped to discover new ways of coping with or resolving their difficulties. I offer a safe and peaceful setting where you can explore your feelings enabling you to work through these difficulties.
I offer a professional and confidential service to individuals, couples or families who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties within their lives. I work from either Queniborough or Barrow Upon Soar in Leicestershire whichever is most convenient for you. Both are easily accessible by public transport and have plenty of parking available.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA(Hons) degree. Leeds University
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. Leicester University.
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Leicester.
I have been a counsellor working in the NHS for the last 22 years.
5 years experience of practising as a school counsellor with adolescents from the age of 13 to 18.
I have had my own private practice working both short and long term for 18 years.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
An initial consultation fee of £35
£50 per individual and £60 per couple for a session of 50 mins.
My fees can be negotiable in certain circumstances.
I offer on line and telephone appointments.
Other training also includes;
Working with addictions.
Working with anxiety and panic disorders
Working with couples.
Working with eating disorders
On line and telephone counselling.