Who am I?
Working from home here on the edge of the Mendips, I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and doing a job that I love.
Throughout my adult life I have noticed that individuals have come to chat with me about the ups and downs in their lives. They say they find me to be warm, caring, approachable, and a good listener.
Once my four children were older I decided to gain the qualifications I needed to formalize the skills I was, to some extent, already using.
I work with adults of all ages who come with many different issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, family issues, relationship issues and bereavement. I also work with couples.
My approach to counselling is Integrative which means I draw on several different counselling approaches to match what I think will help best in any given situation.
I continue to develop myself professionally and have supervision adhering to the BACP ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
My professional qualifications:
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (Level 7)
Psycho-therapeutic Counselling Advanced Diploma (PC - L5)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC - L4)
Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST- L3)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK - L2)
Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy
I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.
I am a registered member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy