There are many reasons for people seeking counselling, it might be that you are feeling the effects of anxiety and / or depression or you may be suffering with stress. Perhaps you struggle with feelings connected to your self worth or you might be feeling stuck or feeling that you want to make changes. Maybe you just feel low and can't work out why or feel that you are struggling with the day to day pressures of life, I could go on and on .... whatever it is that has brought you to reading my profile, I want you to know that I can offer you talking therapy, your personal space and time - I will listen to you whilst trying to understand how it is for you from your prospective rather than from my own.
I work as a Person-Centred counsellor, which for you means that I have great belief that we all have an inbuilt tendency within us to strive to do the best for ourselves in any given situation. I believe that you have it inside of you to know what is right for you and to find your own way forward. My role is to provide the conditions for this to take place. I feel that the most important of these conditions is the relationship between client and counsellor ( you and I ). The relationship I offer you is one where there will be total acceptance and a complete lack of judgement. It will always be entirely up to you what you talk about and what we explore. I will never try to lead you in any particular direction.
I have a designated room in my home, where we can explore your feelings and thoughts safe in the knowledge that what you say will remain confidential and will be free from judgement. We are all unique individuals and as such experience things differently so I won't assume that I know how it is for you but will work with you to understand how things are for you and help you to gain insight and understanding of your own situation. My role is not to give advice but I may gently challenge you if I feel it would be helpful to your understanding and finding your own way forward.
As I mentioned above I feel strongly that the relationship between client and counsellor is key to the success of our work together and so I offer a free initial consultation, a 30 minute appointment, where you can share your areas of concern and get a feel for how it might be to work with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
My experience to date, outside of private clients, has been obtained working in an agency setting counselling young people and also working with adults with a variety of mental health issues through Wiltshire Mind.
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
I offer a 30 minute initial consultation free of charge.
Further sessions are charged at £35 per 50 minute session.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am committed to working to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. If you would like to know more about this please go to www.bacp.co.uk
I am committed to continuing my professional development and as such I attend regular training events and undertake regular reading to ensure I am offering you the best possible service.
I attend regular supervision as part of my commitment to continued professional development and again offering you the best possible service.