COUNSELLING

 

for Adults & Young People

 

 

 

How can I help?

As a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, I work with people experiencing anxiety, sadness, stress, burnout, low self-esteem, and ‘stuckness’. I am here to offer support, encouragement and guidance towards a deeper understanding of yourself.

I also have experience working with school and work-related issues, bereavement, divorce, family and relationship problems, self-harm, suicidal ideation, panic attacks and depression, with particular experience and interest in working with anxiety-related issues.

My Approach

I work with each individual as a whole, unique person, offering different perspectives of the human experience informed by a multi-view approach. I adapt how I work with each person depending on their needs in the here-and-now. I draw upon different theories to ensure I work in response to each individual’s needs. I work in a Person-Centred way to help me see the world from your viewpoint. I am informed by Transactional Analysis (T.A.) to explore patterns of relating within yourself and with others. I also use tools from Gestalt to bring awareness to the body’s experience in the present moment, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT – pronounced ‘act’) provides a framework to develop mindfulness skills combined with the practice of self-acceptance.

I am also trained as a Children’s and Young Person’s counsellor and bring in creative ways of working with young people and adults alike. I work with young people (18+) and adults in private practice. I have also worked in charity, school and agency settings.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working within their Ethical Framework to ensure a safe and professional practice.

My Background

In my former life, I worked in corporate fashion for 11 years. Having experienced my own sense of anxiety and unease within my previous career, I retrained first as a wellbeing coach and yoga teacher in 2015/2016, leading to working as a Health and Wellbeing Mentor on a full-time wellness retreat. I then gained a licence as a Firework™ Career Change Coach (having been a client of the programme myself) and set up my private coaching practice in 2018 – a programme that I still run and integrate elements into my counselling if and when appropriate.

How I Work

I offer face-to-face sessions at Essential Space in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and I work online via Zoom, having worked with people nationally and internationally in this way for the last 3 years. I can also offer a blended option.

Fees

£50 per session. Sessions are 1 hour.

It’s important to find a counsellor who you feel comfortable with. I am happy to offer a free introductory call/zoom to help us discover whether we are the right fit to work together and how I can provide the support you need.

Just get in touch, and we’ll take it from there.

 

 

Qualifications & Training

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person-Centred, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt)
CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children
CPCAB Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
– ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) for Adolescents with Russ Harris (author of ‘The Happiness Trap’)
– TA101 (introductory course to Transactional Analysis)
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
Licenced Firework™ Career Change Coach
Certified Integrative Health Coach (IIN)

I also completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training through which my mindfulness and meditation practice grew and I bring elements of this into my work as and when necessary.

I have regular supervision in order to support me in providing the best service for you. All supervision is confidential.

I hold professional liability insurance with Howden and an enhanced DBS certificate.