Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, COVID 19.
- Are you trying to make sense of life and all that it entails?
- Have you had experiences that have left you feeling vulnerable?
- Do you find that your emotions are all over the place or do you feel unsafe to express them and feel numb?
Why - There are so many reasons why individuals seek counselling, depression, anxiety, abuse, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, and now the effects of Covid 19.. What ever you feel you would like to explore I offer a safe non judgmental place for you to do so.
How - I am integrative counsellor this means that I am able to use different theories and tools to assist you, this might be CBT where we look how your thinking influences your behaviour and find ways of changing what is unhelpful for you, or creative tools such art to help you express what is difficult to verbalise. There are other models and tools that we can use, when you come for counselling we will decide together which will be most helpful for you.
In addition to the above, having worked in the mental health services for a number of years, I also have particular experience in dealing with emotional, sexual, and physical abuse, and the resulting fluctuating emotions, and coping strategies such as self harm.
When - Please do get in touch for an initial conversation about how we could work together. I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Counselling Degree
- Personality Disorder Training by Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Polyvagal Theory Pesi UK
- Understanding Autism, Aspergers and ADHD University of Derby.
- Working with Non Suicidal Self Injury APT
- I worked on an acute psychiatric inpatient ward for 5 years and now work part time in the community as a Senior Mental Health Worker for Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£45.00 per 60 minutes session.