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During the Covid-19 pandemic, I am offering counselling sessions via secure video link, email or telephone. I am slowly beginning to see a few clients face to face with government guidelines in place.
I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I have experience of working with adults of all ages and young people aged 16+. I have worked with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, exam related stress, family issues, loneliness, grief and loss.
I have a wealth of knowledge in the field of SEN and disability. For over 10 years I have worked with young adults with a range of learning difficulties, as well as autism, Asperger’s and ADHD. I offer a calm and professional space with an open and caring approach. I believe in valuing and welcoming each individual on an equal level without judgements, labels or assumptions.
You might feel scared or worried about coming to counselling, but life is difficult for us all at times, we can find ourselves facing things which leave us feeling sad, confused, angry, stuck or isolated. It can be really helpful to share your feelings with someone who is not connected to you personally and who is specially trained to listen. Being truly heard can help you to feel lighter and less weighed down.
I am a person-centred counsellor which means I will be led by you – supporting and empowering you to find your own way, working at your own pace. If you like, you are in the driving seat and I am sat beside you. I will offer you a relationship of understanding, acceptance and honesty from which you may grow.
I look forward to your call or email. I am available for daytime and limited evening appointments and offer a free telephone consultation so that we can decide if we would like to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory
- NCFE Level 2 Helping Skills
- BA (Hons) Psychology, Sociology, English
- Registered member of the BACP
- "Speaking Through the Skin: self harm and its meanings"
- Masterclass on Sleeping Problems and Addressing Them with Clients.
- BACP Working with Addiction: Co-dependency.
- Person centred/cognitive explanations of addiction.
- An Introduction to working with Eating Disorders.
- Concepts of Bereavement.
- L2 Meeting the needs of learners with ASD Conditions in the Mainstream Classroom
- L2 How to do Counselling Online: a Coronavirus Primer
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework.
I am currently a volunteer counsellor at a local hospice and have experience of supporting family members who have lost a loved one and those living with a family member with a terminal illness.
I also volunteer for a bereavement group for children aged 5 – 12 years. This is a creative and fun group where younger children are encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings of loss in a supportive and safe setting.
I have also worked in a local sixth form college with young people ages 16+ providing counselling support with issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family dynamics, suicidal thoughts, autism and Asperger’s.
My background and extensive experience is in an educational setting supporting young people with a range of special needs.
Areas of counselling I work with
- Autism and Asperger’s – ASD
- Bereavement and Loss
- Children’s Support
- Chronic Illness and Pain
- Eating Disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Learning Difficulties
- Low Self-Esteem
- Parenting Support
- Physical abuse
- Shame and Guilt
- Stress management
- Teenager and young adult support
- Please contact me directly to discuss fees.