HE Diploma in Counselling (Distinction)
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills
Certificate in Gestalt Counselling
Transactional Analysis 101
Working with Body in Therapy
In addition to my private practice I work within a sixth form college. I have previously counselled adults receiving support through local council services and children and young people at a boarding school.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My approach to training is that I am always learning, either formally (by regularly going on courses) or informally from my clients and peers. It's important to me that I continue to learn and grow as a professional counsellor in order to provide the most effective support possible.
I receive regular supervision for work from a qualified counselling supervisor which ensures I am working to best meet the needs of my clients. I also hold professional insurance and a full CRB clearance.
You are in safe hands.
Counselling or therapy is a regular time when you can talk about anything which matters to you.
What people talk about in therapy is hugely varied but here are some of the most common issues which people bring; anxiety, panic, depression/low mood, issues with food and eating, relationship problems, anger, rape or abuse, loss and bereavement, trauma, childhood issues, problems in families, bullying, identity issues, sexuality and sexual issues, feelings about self including low self worth, problems at work, dissatisfaction with life, a sense of numbness or nothingness.
I offer short term therapy and longer term work. I also offer CBT.
Counselling provides a regular time and space where you can talk about anything that is on your mind. It can be face-to-face or online.
Counselling takes place in a private and confidential place where you can explore aspects of your life and feelings, talking about them openly and freely in a way which is rarely possible with family and friends. This is possible because counsellors are trained to really listen, to put themselves aside in order to understand your perspective and to be non-judgemental.
I will not offer you advice or tell you what I think is best for you. My role is to help you explore issues in your life (and in yourself) so that you can decide what is best for you. I bring expertise in listening, empathy and problem solving. You bring the knowledge about your life and what has worked for you (or not) to date. In our sessions we will work together to identify problems and possible solutions.
Counselling works most effectively when there is a relationship of trust, honesty and support. Counselling can help you to come to terms with past and present experiences. At times, counselling can be challenging but its benefits can be life changing.
8 week Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programme available - £480
CBT can be a helpful model of therapy for some people. It is particularly effective for issues around anxiety and panic. People can also find it useful if they are looking for a practical, focused model of therapy or if they are interested in a "life coach" approach to creating some change in their lives.
If you want to find out more about CBT then please contact me for more information.
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.
|Counselling||In Person||£45 per 50 minutes|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy||In Person||£65 per 75 minutes|