Appointments are now being delivered online, by telephone, or dependent on personal circumstances, and with social distancing, in person face to face in both Stroud and Cheltenham. Please do feel free to contact me to discuss the best option for yourself.
My approach to counselling is an integrative one, this means that I have trained to work with you in a range of ways, (including narrative, gestalt, person centred, transactional analysis, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural approaches), so as to best meet your needs and goals as an individual. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach.
Counselling can help with a wide range of difficulties, and provide the space for you to understand those difficulties better, improve your self-awareness, make changes and break negative repetitive patterns in your life and relationships. See below for details of some of the issues I have experience working with.
Central to the success of any counselling is the quality of the relationship I am able to forge with you, caring, honest, warm, and safe, entirely without judgement.
When you get in touch we will arrange an initial meeting (usually 45-50 minutes). At this meeting we will explore the issues you want help with, reasons for seeking help, and goals.
This is an important step as it gives you the chance to meet me, ask any questions you have, and decide for yourself whether I am the right person to work with you, and whether you feel I can provide the relationship you need to be able to explore the difficulties that bring you to counselling.
It is important to me that I provide a safe and confidential place for you to properly explore your difficulties.
To that end I strictly abide by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework. I also receive regular clinical supervision, am fully insured, hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and will store you information and personal details in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations.
This will be discussed further at our initial meeting.
My Training & Experience Includes
MSc Psychology – University of Gloucestershire
PgCert Research Methods – University of Gloucestershire
BSc Counselling – Bath Spa University
Diploma Counselling Children and Adolescents – Iron Mill College
FdSc Counselling – Bath Spa University
Narrative Approaches to Therapy
Working with Trauma and Abuse
Working with Trans & Gender Variant Clients
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Compassion Focused Therapy
Working with Asperger’s in the Therapy Room
Working with Sex and Pornography Addiction
I also have significant experience working in primary and secondary special educational needs (SEND) schools, family centres with adults, young people and children, working with drug and alcohol addiction, survivors of domestic or sexual abuse, self-harm, OCD, issues with sexuality and gender identity, and relationships, including poly amorous and non-monogamous relationships, or family difficulties.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you would like to ask.