Feeling apprehensive about attending counselling or choosing the right Counsellor?
I am an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Being an accredited counsellor with a professional body means that I have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by this organisation.
I practice what is known as Person Centred Counselling which is a non-directive approach where the client directs the content and pace of our sessions. My aim is to create a safe and confidential environment where you can explore your difficulties without feeling judged. I can work with most issues that a client may bring ranging from bereavement; relationship difficulties; stress (both at home and in the workplace); loss of confidence and self-esteem; domestic abuse, anger, depression, issues from childhood, anxiety and panic attacks or with people wanting to work out who they really are. The list is not exhaustive so do please get in touch if you would like to discuss things before you make an appointment.
So why choose me?
I trained to be a Counsellor later in life, so I bring to counselling a wide range of both work and counselling experience. This includes working in educational and community settings (both youth and adult); as an Employment Advisor for IAPT the NHS mental health service provider; for mental health charities (delivering a confidence building course) and as a Counsellor for a Women’s Health Advice Centre. I found my own counselling experience and self-development has helped me to develop better boundaries for myself; to establish better personal relationships both at home and at work; and most importantly, it has helped me to realise that I do have the ability to change.