|Membership Class:||Full Member|
|UKAHPP Member No:||704|
|Other accreditations:||UKCP BACP|
|Practices as:||Psychotherapist Psychotherapeutic Counsellor|
|Works with:||Individuals, Couples,|
|Working Styles:||Face to face|
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and have been practicing for 20 years. I work with adults, adolescents, children, families and couples either on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. I am experienced in working with women and men of many different lifestyles and cultural heritages.
I offer a free initial pre-counselling meeting, with no charge or committment at this stage, to help you decide if you would like to begin counselling with me.
If you do decide to work with me, we’ll begin by looking at the particular issues that concern you, how they are affecting you and your life and what your hopes are for counselling. Counselling may be helpful to you in different ways. You could learn to manage difficult feelings better. Or it might enable you to clarify your thoughts and feelings so that you can resolve a particular problem. Or you may gain new insights and understandings about yourself which can open up possibilities for change and moving on to finding a more satisfying way of living.
Some of the issues I have helped people with include anger, relationship difficulties, bereavement and other losses, depression, concerns relating to sex and sexuality, anxieties and fears including panic attacks, low self confidence, domestic violence and other forms of abuse, troubling effects of past experiences, problems sleeping or eating and many others.
I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy which responds to each individual’s needs and which is safe, confidential and non-judgemental. If you would like to speak to me or arrange an initial, pre-counselling meeting, please either ring or email me.
Training, Qualifications and Experience
I am Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am committed to its ethical code and other professional developent requirements.
Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred and Existential Counselling, City University 1999.
MSc Person Centred Psychotherapy and Contemporary Applications,Cert of Completion and Competency. Metanoia Institute 2008.
Diploma Person Centred Psychotherapy and Contemporary Applications Metanoia Institute 2014
Cert. of Qualification in Social Work, 1981
I have nine years experience in adult mental health services,where people are referred directly by their GP, and nine years experience as a counsellor and supervisor working in statutory mental health services for children, young people and families.
I have also been a counsellor in a women’s prison, in a specialist bereavement project and with children and young people with disabilities and their families.
Before training as a counsellor I was, for many years, a Social Worker working mainly with troubled adolescents who had experienced things like family breakdown, neglect and abuse.
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