Diploma in Professional Studies in Counselling (Level 6 qualification, accredited by the BACP) (The University of the West of England)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Accredited by the BACP) (The University of the West of England)
First Degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology (The Open University)
Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate (UKATA)
Advanced Diploma in Relational Supervision (Severn Talking Therapy)
Diploma in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) (Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training)
Continuous Professional Development
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Accreditation
Association for Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy
Here are some concerns that you may wish to explore with me in counselling:
- Anxiety and related issues
- Attachment issues
- Childhood issues
- Cultural differences and diversity
- Dissociation, dissociative identity disorder
- Domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse (present and historic)
- Family issues and relationships
- Gender and sexual issues
- General counselling
- Infertility, pregnancy, loss, postnatal depression and related issues
- Isolation, loneliness
- Life changes (divorce, change of career, etc.)
- Loss, grief, bereavement
- Low self-esteem, self-worth, self-belief
- Sexuality, sexuality diversity and intimacy issues
- Shame, guilt
- Long-term and terminal illness and life change
- Trauma (including posttraumatic stress)
- Work related issues (stress, redundancy, change of job, redeployment, bullying)
I passionately believe in the power of listening, empathy, acceptance and giving opportunities to clients to explore whatever they are experiencing patiently and supportively. With greater insight and care, clients can see their self-confidence improving and feel empowered to make the decisions that are right for them. My approach is non-directive, which means that YOU decide what and how much you tell me and together we can embark on a journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance and potential change.
I work in an integrative and relational way. I use different counselling models and techniques to adapt my approach to your unique needs and the most important aspect of our work together will be our relationship, based on trust, empathy and acceptance. I may also, if appropriate and desired, integrate aspects of Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy, such as deep relaxation and visualisation, to reduce anxiety and stress and to help you to make the necessary positive changes to your life to achieve your personal goals. Integrating various approaches allows therapy to be personalised to you and your needs.
I offer face-to-face, short-term, long-term and open-ended counselling. I am happy to work with organisations and companies who need periodic counselling but do not necessarily want to commit to a full-time in-house counsellor.
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
|£45 per 60 minutes
I also offer a free half-hour consultation to give opportunity to potential clients to meet me, discuss their therapeutic goal and ask me questions. Concessions for low-income clients, students and counsellors and psychotherapists in training are also available.