Pure Counselling Therapy
HOW I CAN HELP
I provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space, where you can
unpack issues and feelings, find respite and relief; whilst working towards a positive outcome. I offer warmth, empathy and understanding and put clients at ease.
Together with my skills and experience plus your willingness to engage in the process, we can take down walls, unlock the past, relieve trauma, rebuild self esteem, work through loss and bereavement, address disorders, build bridges, explore relationships, overcome depression, work to change unwanted beliefs, thoughts and behaviours... We can work together to find a way through your difficulties to a brighter tomorrow.
Through my own life experiences, I know first-hand the benefits and changes counselling brings about. I understand some of how you might be feeling now. With the support of a counsellor, I learnt a tremendous amount 'about me' and became passionate about counselling.
I embarked on training as a counsellor and wanted to be the best I could be, to help others in the way I'd been helped. It was a personal achievement to gain a place at the University of Nottingham and subsequently the M.A. in Counselling.
Now, with over 15 years extensive experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I’ve had the privilege of working with a diversity of clients, who have brought a vast range of issues. I undertake regular additional training on numerous topics. This furthers my professional development for the benefit of all my clients.
I’m an Integrative Counsellor, which means I use elements from different therapeutic models as appropriate to meet your unique needs. My foundation training is Person Centred. I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor.
I believe that answers to our problems lie within us and we have the ability to heal and bring about change within the therapeutic relationship built between a client and their counsellor. Prescribed chemical medication can ease some of our symptoms in the short term, but if the causes of problems aren’t addressed, they can continue to impact on our lives indefinitely.
MA in Humanistic Counselling University of Nottingham
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Transactional Analysis Warwickshire College
Certificate in Pregnancy Crisis & Post Abortion Counselling
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Accredited Member of the BACP
IARTT Certificate - Qualified Rewind Trauma Therapist
Certificate in Clinical Supervision - OCN Accredited.
I've gained extensive experience as a counsellor, within:
Private Practice – short and long term work: with young adults, adults, trainee counsellors, & referrals from EAP’s, OH &Healthcare Providers, Insurance Companies .
An EAP - I have worked for 5 years as a Counsellor for a leading UK EAP provider (Employee Assisted Programme)
The BMA (British Medical Association) Counselling Service.
A multi-cultural Secondary School with young people aged 11-18.
A Christian Counselling Agency working with adults and couples.
I am an Accredited Member of the BACP and work within the BACP Ethical Framework. I am on BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists , (approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care) and hold the BACP Certificate of Proficiency. The BACP (British Association of Counselling Psychotherapy) is a large professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy with 44,000 members. Its ethical standards promote safe and professional counselling and psychotherapy practices. https://www.bacp.co.uk/