Providing a professional counselling service
I know from personal experience how talking about our difficulties can help to bring about positive change. I commit to offering a confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment where you can talk about the things that matter to you.
I provide face-to-face, online and telephone counselling;
Face-to-face counselling sessions take place at Cassin Drive, Cheltenham, GL51 7SU and Albany Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6PG (Saturdays only).
Online and telephone counselling are available at a mutually agreed time.
My fees are £45 per 50-minute appointment. Concessions are available for Student Counsellors.
I qualified as a Counsellor in November 2015 and volunteered at Listening Post, a counselling agency in Gloucestershire from 2014 to 2019. I am an Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling Society and work in accordance with their Code of Ethical Practice.
I trained in person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapies and I integrate these theoretical models in my counselling practice.
I have experience of supporting adults with a wide range of issues, e.g. stress, depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, loneliness, and illness.
If you would like the opportunity to discuss how I might be able to support you please get in touch for an informal telephone conversation. My contact details are available below.
Person-Centred Therapy was founded by Carl Rogers.
Rogers believed we all have within ourselves vast resources for development which when tapped into can enable us to reach our full potential.
He also believed a counsellor who can provide their clients with warmth, acceptance, and understanding, and be genuine, will create an environment which supports that development.
Cognitive Behavourial Therapy in its present form began in the 1950s and was developed by George Kelly (Behaviour Therapy) and Aaron Beck (Cognitive Therapy) through research-based practice.
CBT is based on the cognitive model; the way we perceive situations influences how we feel emotionally. It is not a situation which directly affects how we feel emotionally, but rather, our thoughts in that situation. When we are in distress, we often do not think clearly and our thoughts are distorted in some way.
CBT proposes by working collaboratively a counsellor can help clients recognise any distortions in the way they think and can encourage new, more realistic ways of thinking.
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, qualification pending.
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 2013-2015
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, 2011
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2011
"A heartfelt thank you for your help, support and
guidance over the last few months. You have taught me techniques that will help me through the rest of my life".
"I would like to thank you for all your support and help.
You have given me a greater understanding of things".
"These sessions have really helped me.