What is Counselling?
Counselling is a talking therapy that enables you to openly and freely explore many aspects of your life. It offers an opportunity to express difficult feelings such as anger, resentment, grief, guilt and fear in a professional, confidential environment.
Counselling aims to help you see things more clearly, often from a totally new perspective. It enables you to focus on feelings, experiences or behaviour, with a goal to facilitating positive change.
My Counselling Background
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and started working as a counsellor in both private practice and the voluntary sector after qualifying in 2006.
Since completing my 4 years of training as a Person-Centred counsellor, I have continued to expand my knowledge and experience through regular training and certification. I now follow an integrative therapeutic approach drawing on a number of different modalities and have chosen to specialise in End of Life and Bereavement support.
The modalities I incorporate into my counselling sessions:
- Person-Centred Counselling
- EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
- Mindfulness-based CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Grief and Bereavement Counselling
- NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
- Life Coaching
- Sound Therapy
By working in an integrative manner, I am able to develop a tailored, flexible therapeutic approach addressing the cognitive, emotional and physiological experiences of each individual client as a whole.
What I can offer
I can offer you...
- A professional, confidential and relaxed therapeutic environment
- A safe space to explore your issues at your own pace, without being judged or directed
- A space where you can discover more about yourself and your difficulties, gain insights, make connections and find solutions.
As your counsellor, it is my privilege to walk alongside you; and to offer empathy, acceptance, honesty and respect. I am here to listen and observe; to truly hear you and see you, in order to gain a deep understanding of your world.
Together we will work through issues that are concerning you, safely exploring, challenging and integrating all aspects of your experience to allow your natural healing tendency – your authentic self - to emerge.
I do not direct you, or offer advice or solutions. I do not seek to lead, diagnose, control, label or blame. I offer a safe, caring and non-judgemental space, one where you are accepted just as you are.
Over the last ten years, clients have come to me seeking counselling and therapy for a wide range of difficulties, some of which are listed below:
- Grief (including complex grief)
- Terminal illness
- Low self-esteem
- Post-natal illness
- Relationship issues
- Children-related issues
- Eating disorders
- Life purpose
- Personal development
- Work issues
Should any of these, or other issues, arise for you during our end-of-life or grief work sessions, my experience in these areas over the last ten years will enable us to address these concerns in a safe, therapeutic manner.
In accordance with BACP requirements, I am fully insured and receive regular clinical supervision. I also have a current clear DBS check and a current First Aid at Work certificate.
Individual therapy sessions are available as follows:
- Standard 1 hour £45
- Extended 1.5 hours £65
- Intensive 2 hours £85
Multi-session packages are also available.
I offer a free 20-minute consultation to all new clients