I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have over 14 years practice as a Counsellor. Working as both an adult and child counsellor I have gained listening and attending skills, counselling knowledge and new therapy skills. I continue my learning and development by regularly attending advanced professional training.
Counselling Services Available
Adult Counselling for 18 years old and above. Is a talking therapy that offers a confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace. By reflecting on your issues together can lead to gain more self-awareness and make positive changes to live a more confident and happier life.Adult Counselling
Designated Child Counsellor service supporting children from 5 to 11 years old. Emotional well-being is just as important as physical health in children. If you are worried about any behavioural changes and possible mental health issues. Counselling provides a safe space to help your child to deal with their issues to become their usual happy self.Child Counselling
Designated counselling service supporting youths from 12 to 18 years old. As you grow towards adulthood can create some of the most enjoyable periods but also some of the most challenging times in our lives. Sometimes we just need someone outside our family to be heard and understood.Youth Counselling
Person Centred Expressive Art Therapy
Person centred expressive art therapy uses various media such as; writing, music, movement, painting, drawing, sculpting and improvisation. The media is used in a sequential way to help access our deep emotional and intuitive selves to help find meaning towards healing and growth.Art Therapy
Solution Focused Model
Solution Focused Counselling is a short term therapy that focuses on your chosen goal and can be achieved in up to 6-8 sessions. The focus is in the here and now and by having a safe, secure space to talk, be heard and understood you can find your own solutions.Solution Focused Model
Motivational Interviewing MI Motivational Interviewing (MI) was originally used in the alcohol addiction field. It works by encouraging you to think and talk about your reasons for change which can minimise resistance and being autonomous in decision making with a counsellor as a guide to help you stay on track.Motivational Interviewing
Cognitive Behavioural Skills
Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your current problems by changing the way you think and behave to then feel and act more positively. It can help you deal with your issues by breaking them down into smaller parts to be more manageable.Behavioural Skills
Ethics and Standards
- All BACP members commit to working in accordance with the Ethical Framework as part of their terms and conditions of membership. BACP set training standards to ensure practitioners have the right skills and knowledge.
- The training standards are based on the latest research evidence into effective practice. They can be used by practitioners, trainers, supervisors and services to ensure therapists have the skills and knowledge needed to work in particular settings or with particular clients.
- Fitting and ethically right for its purpose, the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions ensure the counselling you receive is appropriate for your needs.
- BACP registered, credentialed Counsellor with over 14 years Continued Professional Development knowledge available to help you with a wide range of issues.
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I have a PG Diploma in Counselling and have been a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) since 2009.
I have experience in Humanistic and Integrative counselling, Art therapy, Motivational Interview (MI), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills, Play Therapy skills and Solution focussed brief therapy.
I have worked with Children and Youths and aware of the current Laws and regulations including safeguarding this vulnerable age group.
I have held Expressive Art therapy workshops for small and large groups of participants.
I have managed clinical assessments which has helped those who have depression and anxiety, PTSD, Trauma, alcohol/drug use. These are invaluable skills and knowledge when making a clinical diagnosis and signposting. Ensuring good and ethical practice in my work.
I have been involved in the corporate world with an Employee Assistance Provider. Being an EAP Counsellor that offered short term counselling and worked on a 24/7 Helpline.
In our Free consultation, I would listen to your presenting issues. Then assess what could be the most appropriate and helpful way to support you. By discussing and deciding together what could be the best way forward to help you could be the initial attempt to help you make positive changes in your life.
Costs & Fees
Counselling sessions are a paid for service. However, no person is ever refused access to this service for financial reason. We can openly discuss any financial issues and any options available.
Block Booking is available. You could book 6 sessions for a discounted fee of £220.
Adult Counselling Sessions
- 50 Minute Session
- In person, telephone, video, email and text counselling.
Expressive Art Groupwork
- The price of
- groupwork will be
- dependent on the groups requirements
Children Youth Counselling
- 50 Minute Session
- In person, telephone, video, email and text counselling
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