- Phone number
- 07852 554264
- Flexible hours available
I work Monday to Friday during the day and some evenings in the week.
Please contact me for further details.
About me and my therapy practice
Hello. My name is April and I am a professionally qualified and registered counsellor for adults and young people, 16 years plus.
As we go through life, most of us experience various challenges, stresses and pains. We do not have to face these difficulties alone. It is normal and healthy to seek guidance.
Talking with a trained counsellor can help make sense of the problem and find ways of coping in order to move forward. Engaging in counselling is a powerful way to make sense of your difficulties, help alleviate the angst and build upon your existing strengths. The aim is to work on what you would like to change, to enhance your life and enable you to live it more fully.
Not everybody who comes to counselling has a specific problem. Sometimes people want to explore a general feeling that their lives are not quite right.
I am down to earth, friendly and supportive in my approach.
I work using a humanistic approach to counselling called Transactional Analysis (TA). TA is a humanistic therapy and a form of social psychology that focusses on relationships, communication and healing. I also use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques.
I work with people (adults and young people, 16 years plus) looking for support with all kinds of challenges. I offer a safe, empathic and confidential space to talk, to deal with difficulties, change behaviours and allow you to understand yourself and your worries better. My style is professional, empathic, pro-active and supportive. Everyone is unique and my aim is to work with your style and what you're comfortable with.
I have been working in the helping profession since 2011, specialising in working with people who have experienced trauma and wider mental health difficulties.
Qualifications and Training:
Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (BACP accredited) - Distinction
Professional Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Transactional Analysis 101
Level 3 Counselling Skills
Working with Anxiety
Working with Depression
Rage and shame
Childhood Trauma, Brain Development and Life Outcomes
Trauma, the Body and the Nervous System - Implications for therapy
Ideas about Change
Specialist Young Person's Domestic Violence Advocate
Sexual Violence Practitioner Training
To maintain and develop my practice, I receive regular supervision. I also strive to keep abreast of the latest training to enhance my practice and offer a quality service.
I have an enhanced DBS certificate for adults and children.
My first session
At our first session, we can discuss the issues that are of concern to you and your hopes and expectations for our work. This first meeting might help you get a sense of who I am as a person and how I can support you. I believe it is important you find a therapist that you feel at ease with, who you get the sense of being able to trust and build a rapport with over time.
There is no obligation to continue after this first meeting.
Once we have agreed to move forward and work together, the therapy process will go through different phases based on your needs and goals. This can be either short-term or open ended. You are free to end therapy whenever you chose. If you are unsure of whether counselling is for you, do feel free to try it for a few sessions so you can decide.
Counselling sessions lasts for 50 minutes and these usually take place weekly at a consistent time.
Please don't hesitate to contact me for a free no obligation chat to briefly discuss the issues you are facing. I will explain how I may be able to help you and answer any questions you have. I am available for telephone consultation Monday- Friday. I aim to respond to all emails, voice messages and texts within 24 hours.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Humanistic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited