Hello, and welcome to my website.
I offer private counselling as a psychotherapeutic counsellor, working in a relational way using an integrative approach and model of therapy. I have been in practice since 2008 having previously worked in London, and I now work from premises in Wickford, Essex.
I also offer counselling supervision to qualified counsellors and those in training, and I have an active list of counselling clients and supervisees.
My integrative counselling diploma, degree and post-graduate level training, alongside on-going continued professional development (CPD), have enabled me to develop a range of knowledge and understanding about the different psychological techniques that may be useful during the counselling process. These include; the use of creative tools and metaphor; considering mindfulness approaches; using processes associated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA).
My training organisations are:
Barnabas Training International, Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and Middlesex University:
Dip. Integrative Counselling
BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling
PG Dip. Supervision of Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling
I am an organisational member of United Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and abide by their code of ethics as a registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.
Having worked with clients from a variety of diverse backgrounds over a large number of years, I have gained extensive experience and have accumulated many hours of supervised practice working with different presenting topics during this time. These include: trauma; stress; spirituality; sexual abuse; separation and divorce; self harm; relationship issues; pregnancy and birth; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); miscarriage; low self esteem; family issues; eating disorders; depression; bipolar disorder; bereavement; abortion; anxiety.
I work with individuals and with couples, short-term and longer-term with regular reviews. I can offer appointments for psychotherapeutic counselling online using an IT platform that allows us to see each other during an appointment, and can also offer telephone appointments. When current season of restriction (March 2020) is lifted regarding meeting face to face, I will be able to offer appointments using premises in Wickford, Essex.
If you feel that what is outlined on this website is what you are looking for in a counsellor or in a supervisor of counselling please make contact by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07487 245095, leaving your name, a return telephone number and a short message, and I will be happy to discuss that possibility. I aim to respond to messages within 24-hours.