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I have a private practice in Melton, Nr Woodbridge for counselling individuals and holding group therapy.
I am an experienced BACP Registered counsellor who has worked in the field of counselling since 2012. Alongside my private practice, I have worked within the NHS with the bereavement service. I also worked for RoSA Counselling Agency in Rugby for 5 years, so I have a wide range of experience in general counselling, specialising in sexual abuse, PTSD, grief, anxiety and depression.
My approach to counselling is based on a person centred belief, providing empathy, unconditional regard and a non judgemental approach towards my clients. My intention is to provide a safe space for us to explore the issues affecting you. Although I will not give you advice, I will support and enable you to make positive decisions based what is best for you.
I can offer confidential counselling sessions to individuals facing challenges as a young person or adults seeking to improve their abilities to cope with areas of their lives that seem overwhelming.
My practice hours are week days and some evenings.
About me and my therapy practice
During an initial session we will also complete an assessment to ensure that areas of concern are highlighted and expectations can be addressed between us. This is to ensure that I offer a professional service and allow you to feel reassured that we can work together. It can take courage to participate on a counselling journey so this beginning can provide a great opportunity to ask questions about therapy.
Sessions are for 1 hour and individuals attend as many times as they require. Due to the nature of therapy one session per week provides a better chance to process the session and discover how changes and challenges may affect your perspective and self awareness.
You are not expected to bring anything with you to counselling, however, if you wish to share your experiences with significant items then that can be discussed as the sessions progress.
The professional relationship that we develop can form the basis of our trust and the warm, safe environment provides a space where you can explore feelings, thoughts and behaviour. It can be a powerful process for both the therapist and clients so I am required as part of the BACP ethical framework to attend supervision monthly to process my own learning.
The practice is part of a health and well-being practice specialising in podiatry. My counselling room is in a purpose built area that is warm, light and private. The room is equipped with w.c facilities and I am able to provide a drink if required. We can provide accessibility to all upon request. Car parking is available outside of the building or in a car park 100m away. The centre is also on a bus route.
My first session
After an initial assessment of approximately 20 minutes the first session will commence taking us up to the hour.
Booking for further sessions and payments are due at the end of the session by cash or BACS.
Appointment cancellation must be made before 24hr otherwise full payment will be due before the next meeting.
It is usual to have the counselling on your own however if you feel safer to have a companion on initial meeting we can discuss further details and find a way forward.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Humanistic, Person centred, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work