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About me and my therapy practice
In response to the covid pandemic, I continue to offer clients counselling via telephone or video-calling as well as face-to-face, or a blend of these, depending on client needs. I have recently completed training for on-line and telephone work which is in line with the BACP competencies.
Counselling is an opportunity to talk over any troubling issues in a private and relaxed setting with someone who plays no other role in your life. It allows the counsellor and client to develop a non-judgemental, accepting relationship, where the client feels they are safe and able to express themselves freely.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on various therapeutic theories and use them to suit the unique needs of individuals. I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to its ethical framework. Currently, I work for a charity offering support to young people and adults who are impacted by cancer. I also have experience working with issues such as bereavement, loss, depression, anxiety, PTSD, abuse, spirituality, trauma, childhood issues, relationship problems, work-related issues etc.
Before training as a counsellor, I worked as a teacher in secondary education for ten years. I have also worked as a youth worker, offering emotional support and pastoral care in a variety of settings. I have worked to support adults and young people all my working life.
Some of my more recent training and CPD include:
Trauma & Dissociation
Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for healing
Loss & Bereavement
Working with relational trauma
Working with the pain of abandonment
My first session
At the first meeting, we will talk through the issues concerning you. You can then decide whether you think further counselling is the best way forward: some people find a short term of counselling helpful; others benefit from longer term sessions. Sessions usually last for 50 minutes and are usually weekly.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited