Sometimes we encounter difficulties in our lives that are hard to face on our own, it can be helpful to have someone outside of our usual circle of friends and family to talk to.
You may be finding relationships difficult, either with partners or family members, friends or work colleagues, when relationships go wrong the impact on us can feel very distressing.
You may have experienced a loss, this can include a bereavement of someone close, or a pet perhaps, loss can also be a result of losing a job, a home or your health.
You may have experienced an event that was traumatic and overwhelming. The symptoms of trauma can leave us feeling very anxious, agitated, hypervigilant or even detached. This can undermine our sense of safety and wellbeing. Sadly, traumatic experiences can sometimes occur during childhood and if this is your experience it may be having an impact on your life now.
Counselling can be a source of comfort and help us through the difficult times, as we recover from these events we can feel more confident and resourced. Having someone there who understands, listens and does not judge is very powerful and can result in change.
My aim is to provide you with a confidential, empathic support and a space for you to express your concerns, thoughts and feelings and where you can feel safe, listened to and accepted as you work towards a place of recovery and freedom in your life.
I have worked as a counsellor since 2005. During this time I have helped clients work through many issues, these include loss, depression and anxiety, disruptive early life attachment, PTSD, relationship difficulties, enduring behavioural patterns and wrong beliefs. I also have experience in working with mental, emotional and physical abuse resulting from childhood experience, and abuse as a result of domestic violence in adulthood. Clients with severe trauma will need longer term work, which I am also committed to.
Training & Qualifications
I have completed the following qualifications and I am committed to ongoing training, I am constantly updating my knowledge and skills.
- Certificate in Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I complete a minimum of 30 hours per year continuing my professional development, some of the courses that I have completed are as follows:
- Working with Attachment Trauma and Dissociation
- Working with Disrupted Attachment
- Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Adult Survivors
- Understanding Character Strategies
- Internal Family Systems
- Anger Treatment
- Facing conflicts with our Sexuality
I am registered with the following bodies:
- Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Each counselling session will be for 50 minutes
I offer the initial session at a reduced rate of £25.00, this appointment will provide an opportunity for us to get to know each other and will enable you to give me an outline of the issues you would like to talk about, as well as to ask any questions.
Each counselling session following this will be £35.00 for each 50 minute session.
Please call or email me to arrange an initial session. If I am unable to take your call, please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.
There are five rooms, all suitable for couples or individual Counselling. One of these is large enough to use for family therapy, groups or training workshops. The therapy rooms are furnished with large leather chairs with cushions, solid oak side tables, classic floor and table lamps, plants and framed photos or pictures of landscapes.
We are offering qualified Counsellors/ Psychotherapists, Supervisors and Trainers the opportunity to hire rooms.
The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre,
23 Bath Road,
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