Qualified BACP-registered therapeutic counsellor working in Cheltenham
I am a qualified counsellor registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I work within the guidelines of the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I have volunteered with a Gloucestershire based counselling agency for several years and have experience of working one-to-one with clients presenting with a range of issues, e.g. stress, depression, anxiety, bereavement, grief, loss, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, loneliness, and physical illness. I am married with a son and daughter. I enjoy walking, travelling and meeting with friends over a coffee.
There are times in most of our lives when we experience difficulties which we cannot overcome on our own. Seeking help from our family and friends may be beneficial but sometimes our difficulties are too painful or too embarrassing to discuss with those closest to us. At times like this it may be helpful to talk with a trained counsellor.
A counsellor is trained to listen; they will provide you with a safe place where you can talk confidentially about your feelings. They will help you to explore your difficulties and identify the things in your life that are causing you concern. They will not judge you or give you advice.
Talking with a counsellor in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment can help with difficulties associated with relationship breakdown, stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, low self-confidence and more.
My aim is to create that environment for my clients to explore and overcome their issues.
I am trained in Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and will integrate these theoretical approaches to deliver a service tailored to meet my clients’ needs. I regularly review my practice during monthly supervision sessions which supports my own individual growth and keeps my clients’ interests at the heart of my practice.
I offer a reduced price, £25, initial assessment appointment to enable clients to decide if they can work with me. Follow on appointments are charged at £40. Each appointment lasts 50 minutes. I offer the opportunity to buy a block of 6 appointments for the cost of 5, £200.