I am a friendly, gentle and experienced counselor dealing with Anxiety, GAD (General Anxiety Disorder), Depression and relationship difficulties (couples/adults/children) together with OCD.. I have worked for some years in a charity and at school as well as privately. I also counsel people with Bi-polar and personality disorders, IBS as well as providing spiritual counselling.
Sometimes we don't know why we feel the way we do and talking to a counsellor can help you to explore these feelings and work out a way through even when things may appear hopeless.
I offer a supportive, non-judgmental and friendly face to face environment using a variety of therapies including CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) person centered counselling, relaxation techniques, mindfulness, lifestyle choices, play, online counselling and art therapy.
In addition, If you are nervous of coming to see a counsellor or your condition prevents you travelling, I am also able to offer a variety of alternatives. I am a trained Online Counsellor and counsel using either face to face, Skype, telephone or messaging if you are shy or nervous. I also offer home visits which is slightly more expensive to cover time and travel.
Training, qualifications & experience
OCN Level 5 Certificate in Supervision
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills, Certificate in Counselling Concepts
Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
I have trained in Art Therapy
Certificate in Online Counselling
Certificate in Couple Counselling
I have attended workshops on Safeguarding Children, Supporting young people when someone close to them has a life threatening illness, addiction, self-Harm, loss and bereavement and Neuro Linguistic Programming. I also have a first and second degree in Reiki.
I have run a group supporting adults with depression and anxiety, and counsel young people and children, and have presented a workshop on domestic abuse.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
SAD Social Anxiety Disorder
GAD General Anxiety Disorder
£70.00 per session
I charge from £70.00 for individual counselling sessions of up to 50 minutes unless travel is involved. I usually suggest working together for six sessions and then reviewing our progress to let you decide if our work together is benefiting you.
Couple counselling fees are from £150.00 for a 50 minute session.
Supervision Sessions £55.00 for an hours session £75.00 for an hour and a half
I am available both during the day and in the evening. Please contact me for availability.
Parking is not a problem and free.