Training, qualifications & experience

  1.     BACP Certificate of Proficiency Vol Register

  2.     Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy

  3.     RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning

  4.     Certificate 101 - Institute of Transactional Analysis

  5.     BA (Hons) English

  6.     Primary Care Mental Healthline Operator

  7.     General counselling above 18 years, caring and learning support experience over many years  in private and voluntary sectors including:

  8.     CRUSE Bereavement Service Counsellor

  9.     Visually Impaired Group Facilitator

  10.     Victims Support Worker

  11.     Homeless Support Worker

  12.     Emotional Support for Carers Counsellor

  13.     Life Skills Support

  14.    Classroom Support

Member organisations: BACP

Accredited voluntary registers

Abuse - Affairs and betrayals - Anger management - Anxiety - Bereavement - Bullying - Carer support - Child related issues - Cross cultural relationships - Depression - Disabilities - Domestic violence - Eating disorders - Emotional abuse - Family issues - Generalised anxiety - Learning difficulties - Low self-confidence - Low self-esteem - Miscarriage - Panic disorder - Phobias - Physical abuse - Postnatal depression - Pregnancy and birth - Relationship issues - Separation and divorce - Sexual issues - Sexuality - Smoking - Spirituality - Stress - Suicidal thoughts - Work related stress

I also offer counselling for people who experience Tinnitus

Areas of Counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

Behavioural therapy - Cognitive and behavioural therapies - Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) - Cognitive therapy - Existential therapy - Gestalt therapy - Humanistic therapies - ntegrative - Mindfulness - Person-centred therapy - Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic - Psychodynamic therapy - Transactional analysis - Transpersonal psychology

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As an older counsellor my feeling for people who may be struggling with unresolved burdens and suffering has, to some extent, been informed, by my own life experiences. The challenges of experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, loss and grief, life and work changes, etc are the material which, as fellow human beings, the counsellor and the client are bound, at some point in their lives, to share - and have the capacity to manage or overcome.

In person-centred counselling I take my lead from the client. This approach provides a positive counterpoint to a stagnant, and sometimes lonely, situation where people can come together in a trusting relationship and begin to work through difficulties honestly together. Being in a safe, supportive space where you are listened to uncritically can be a wonderful release and relief allowing an opportunity to re/discover inner strength, insights and to use appropriate strategies to deal better with life leading to a sense of balance, freedom, joy and fulfilment of being one’s true self.

As a mature person I have worked in a voluntary capacity with a variety of client groups at different stages of life and this work has been an important informal part of my educational and self development in the process of becoming a Counsellor.

Qualifications and Experience