What happened in your childhood? How does it affect you now?
Not everyone has a wonderful childhood/teenage. Unfortunately bad things happen!
You may have been loved and well provided for, yet your care-givers were emotionally unavailable to you. It could be an illness or death of a care-giver. You may have witnessed something difficult, or something happened directly to you like abuse or bullying. This is not an exhaustive list.
As a child you find it difficult to know what to do with strong emotions and these might not be acceptable by your care-givers. You may not have known where to turn, sometimes not fully understanding what has happened. Feeling churned up with difficult feelings you have never experienced before, let alone knowing how to deal with them.
Childhood adversities can affect how you interact with other people and how you see yourself. You might find it difficult to express yourself, or to articulate how you feel. You may be trying to hide yourself or parts of you that you find shameful. Connecting with other people can be difficult.
There can be long-lasting affects like feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or suicidal. Feeling unworthy of another person's love, feelings of not being good enough or of being punished for something, confusion, not trusting yourself or anyone else. It can become an internal battle to get through each day as you feel disorganised, doubt yourself, suffer self-loathing or feel exhausted making decisions large and small.
If you recognise any of the above counselling can help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling accredited by BACP
Certificate in Counselling accredited by NCS
Telephone and Online Counselling Training accredited by ACTO and NCS
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £40.00 to £45.00
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 15 minute phone call or zoom chat, which you can book in through my website. I also offer a reduced first session fee at £20.00, as this is about getting to know each other and administrative tasks.
Limited daytime sessions available. Only one evening sessions available. I have a waiting list for time not currently available.
You can contact me via my website, email or text, as my phone is on do not disturb when with clients and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
I do have off-street parking by prior arrangement.