I have a Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Certified as a Hypnotherapist. My background is in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting.
My belief is that although we all encounter life difficulties which we generally manage well, at times we may need a little extra help. Counselling is an opportunity to talk and be listened to in a safe confidential environment, allowing you to share your thoughts and feelings at a comfortable pace without being judged.
I use a variety of approaches starting with an initial assessment to understand your difficulties and expectations. An agreed shared contract is then signed stating times, cancellations, fees, boundaries and confidentiality. Starting with the present difficulty, once comfortable we can explore and reflect on past life and relationships, followed by working towards the changes you feel are important.
For the past 3 years I have volunteered at the Trust House Reading who support adults and children who have been affected by rape and sexual abuse, historic or recent. I am trained in the Phased-Orientated Trauma Model and continue to receive regular training.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery.
BA Hon's Degree in Community Studies and Health Visiting.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Flexible to meet clients needs.
I can be flexible with days and times.