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Helping individuals and couples navigate the difficulties they are facing within their relationship, is what im particularly passionate about.
There are many reasons for seeking therapy. Are you feeling sad and unhappy, confused, low in confidence or self esteem. Do you have relationship issues, anxiety or ocd or maybe you have suffered from bereavement or loss? Does this impact on your day to day life and relationships?
My role is to offer you confidential sessions where you feel comfortable to talk to me about anything, whether its your current situation that is troubling you or something that happened in the past.
My style of Counselling is to work collaboratively using encouragement, gentle challenging with a strong sense of respect and autonomy. I believe we all have the ability to find the answers for ourselves, sometimes we just need a little help getting there.
By listening and paying close attention to what you are saying I gain insight into your world, together we unravel any confused thought, feelings and beliefs helping you develop a greater understanding of yourself, your life and your relationships, empowering you to take control over your future.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course).
ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
A Certificate in Couples Counselling Training BACP endorsed course 2016
Counselling Academy Couples Toolkit Training 2018
I have broad experience in general Counselling gained through placement work at Life Force and private practice.I have worked on a sessional/voluntary basis for St Helena Hospice as a bereavement counsellor. Where I completed their bereavement training. Currently work as a Griefchat counsellor.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Ethical Framework.
I have regular supervision and I'm committed to regular personal development.
Previously I worked as a placement counsellor at Life-Force Colchester, seeing clients with a range of issues.
I hold an up to date enhanced DBS certificate and I'm fully insured.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a special interest in attachment issues relating to relationship issues or bereavement and loss.
Autism is also an area of special interest.
£50.00 - £60.00
Concessions offered for
I charge £50 per 50 minute session.
Couples sessions £60 per 60 minutes.
My fee's are negotiable, so please don't let cost stop you from arranging the help you need.Some low cost sessions available, subject to availability. Please ask for details.
I charge £40 for sessions with students/ student counsellors in training. Only sessions before 5pm.
When I work
I offer sessions most weekdays and evenings and Sundays.
I understand that sometimes life can be hard and that you need a little help. I know from personal experience how hard it is to make the first step. We all have times in our lives that are painful and experiences that are difficult. Emotional and psychological distress are natural responses to such events and are incredibly common, and yet seeking support can sometimes feel overwhelming.
Sometimes the way we feel can effect our everyday lives, including relationships, our ability to carry out activities and can cause distress. It can be really difficult facing the painful reality of what is happening, I can't take the pain away, but I can walk alongside you in that pain and we can look for a brighter future for you together.