Level 4 General Certificate in Online Counselling and Psychotherapy
Member of ACTO, Association for Counselling and Therapy Online.
Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice.
Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory.
Accredited Registrant member of The National Counselling Society.
Level 4 Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.
Registrant member of The National Hypnotherapy Society.
I continue to have regular professional training and supervision in order to ensure you the client receive the highest quality service.
I have worked with hundreds of individuals as a counsellor and hypnotherapist. I run a non-profit providing emotional support to parents, and volunteer at a counselling agency in Malvern.
My main area of interest is how we experience psychological difficulties both somatically (in the body) and one key method of working through these issues is accessing and processing stored emotions from the past.
Women in transition:
Our roles as women change throughout our lives, but it is not always easy to adjust to the new expectations each stage brings. Whether you need help to cope with the limitations of a new family or sick relative, or with the daunting freedom of retirement or children leaving home, getting the support you need to overcome the inevitable fears and feelings of low confidence or self-worth can make this time of transition one of possibility rather than overwhelm and defeat. During hypnotherapy you may experience insights and new perspectives on what it is you really want. In counselling, you will receive the support and encouragement you need to explore your own decisions and abilities, and to dare to make a difference for your future well-being.
Stress and Anxiety:
We live in a culture of continual pressure and worry. Many people simply do not realise how much tension they are carrying around both physically and mentally, and never get any respite. Hypnotherapy can help to switch off the fight-or-flight response, calm those physical symptoms, and rediscover a state of happiness you may not have experienced for years. Counselling can help you to work through the underlying causes within a safe and supportive relationship deliberately structured to support your healing.
Who cares for the carer? Hypnotherapy can be used by both individuals and groups, including carers' groups and care staff, to make self-care a top priority. By renewing your sense of satisfaction and well-being in your life, you are better able to provide those around you with all they need and more. Counselling can give you the opportunity to explore the ways you may sacrifice your need to assert and meet your own needs, and deal with the guilt that naturally comes from sharing your limited resources between those who depend on you and yourself.
Working with me.
I offer counselling in a safe and understanding therapeutic relationship. You will find me warm and personable, open and non-judgemental, and my intention is to understand what is happening in your life from your point of view. As I share with you my professional understanding of your struggles, you will have the chance to make new internal connections and gain new insights about yourself and the challenges you face.
My approach is Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling that draws mainly on the following therapeutic models. Person-Centred therapy is based on the principle that you already have the capacity to self-heal. Psychodynamic principles examine how your past experiences have shaped your personal outlook. Somatic therapy explores the relationship between mind and body, and how working with your body can help to process unresolved emotions and traumas.
Accessing counselling during Covid-19.
My face to face practice is based in Ledbury and Malvern and I am an ACTO trained online counsellor. At this time I am only offering online and telephone counselling. I am trained to identify and respond to challenges that may occur when offering counselling at a distance. If you are not experienced with online counselling, I can guide you through the process and explore with you how to get the best out of it.
How do I start?
If you want to find out if counselling is right for you, just call or email me and I will offer you an initial appointment. Please note that if you contact me on a weekend I will reply by the next working day.
In our first session you will have a chance to meet me, find out how I work and assess whether you will feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings with me. We will explore how counselling may help you over time and together we can decide whether counselling is suitable for you at this time.
My private practice is based in Ledbury and Malvern, and I offer secure online and telephone counselling. I run a social enterprise counselling outreach project, contribute to the Herefordshire Healthy Living Network and volunteer with Anxiety UK and in a charitable counselling agency in Malvern.
I am also an experienced hypnotherapist and offer progressive therapeutic hypnotherapy on request.
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.
|Hypnotherapy||In Person||£55 per 60 minutes|
|Counselling||In Person||£50 per 50 minutes|
I offer some concessionary places. Please ask for availability. Concessions always available for key workers.