I have long believed in the power of therapy and that our past experiences play a role in shaping our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I offer an open and safe space where we can explore what is going on for you in your life.
Sometimes we reach a point in our lives when coping strategies that have served us well in the past, no longer help us through difficult times. This can lead to frustration, confusion, anger, anxiety, depression and a sense of unsettledness or stuckness. I believe that an exploration of the past is often useful, particularly to the degree that it continues to influence our lives.
Counselling can help.
By working from a place of compassion I aim to build a supportive and grounding relationship with you hoping that you gain the support you can use to enable choice in your life.
I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor with my core approach based in person-centred therapy. This means I believe that your own experience of self is paramount and as such it is my commitment to respect that, and offer you insight and perspective.
Being an Integrative Counsellor means that while I work in a person-centred way, I also draw on other approaches to inform my work with you (for example Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Psychodynamic). I acknowledge that each individual is very different and therefore what works for one person will not work for all.
I hold a Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision, and the Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling; I am a registered member of the BACP, I follow their guidelines and work to their ethical framework. I teach on counselling courses and have a supervisory practice working alongside other counsellors.
You can contact me on:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on my phone 07792 623237.
WHAT TO EXPECT
I offer one to one counselling to adults in a safe, non-judgemental space at the Enso Healing Rooms. Our work together can be on either a short or long term basis.
I offer an initial 6 sessions to give us the opportunity to begin our work and develop our relationship. The sessions can then be extended by mutual agreement.
I appreciate how difficult it can be to make the move from thinking about counselling to looking for a therapist, to finding the right one. I also know how beneficial making the decision to get that support can be.
I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor. As within the counselling I offer, I work from a person-centred perspective and within supervision my approach is underpinned by Inskipp and Proctor’s Functional Model and Hawkins & Shohet’s Seven Eyed Model of Supervision. I work in a way that assists the supervisee to look at their possible blind spots and focus on different permutations of relationships; the client experience, the dynamics between the counsellor and client & the inter-relational experience between us as supervisor/supervisee, fantasy relationships as well as the wider context including social constructs, sense of culture, difference and diversity.
Supervision is available to qualified counsellors and counsellors-in-training (and on placement). I have supervised a diverse group of counsellors ranging from trainees to experienced practitioners. It's a pleasure to support the work of others and to observe and foster professional development.
ONE TO ONE COUNSELLING
Counselling £40 – 50 minute session
Some concessionary spaces available, please ask if you think this applies to you.
ONE TO ONE COUNSELLING SUPERVISION
Supervision £60 for the BACP 1.5hrs minimum requirement per month (pro rata).
Trainee counsellors – Concessionary rates available for trainees, please ask.