counselling 2018-04-11T05:24:58+00:00

counselling

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“What is most personal is most universal.”

 – Carl Rogers

individual counselling

I listen with acceptance and empathy to help you find the right answers to your problems in a safe and confidential space.

People seek counselling for many reasons including:

  • Grief, loss and difficulties with accepting and letting go
  • Stress and worry about the future
  • Depression and feeling dissatisfied with life
  • Overwhelming emotions like fear, anger, guilt or despair
  • Feeling stuck in outdated habitual patterns from the past

  • Loneliness and wanting better relationships
  • Life transitions e.g., new partner, new job, identity changes
  • Trauma recovery and resolution
  • Questions such as “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?”
  • Feeling blocked in creative or spiritual practices

I help clients struggling with various problems, including the stresses and sorrows of change or loss, perhaps as a result of redundancy, divorce, illness, or bereavement. I offer bereavement support with Cruse Bereavement Care and supervision to their bereavement support volunteers. I also work with the Elim Connect Centre in Wells, Somerset providing affordable counselling to the general public, and in particular those who are marginalised through poverty, homelessness, disability, or addiction; all of which carry an increased risk of mental health problems.

initial appointment

I offer an initial free half hour appointment at my consulting rooms in Glastonbury so you can explain what you want from counselling and find out how I work; including my fees, how often we will meet, confidentiality, the scope of  counselling, and what I can offer you, among other things. In this way we can assess one another to see if we might work together. If I cannot help you myself, than I will most likely be able to refer you to someone else with the appropriate skills and experience who can.

fees

I do supervision and mindfulness work with individual clients or in groups of two or more, but my counselling is with individual clients one-to-one.

Standard Individual Fee £40 per hour:  Concessionary Rate £30 per hour: (for low incomes and benefits)

Standard Group Fee £60 per hour:

Individual Monthly Supervision Fee £60 for 1.5 hrs: (Group Supervision by arrangement)

Individual mindfulness training by arrangement: From a personal 8-week mindfulness course (MBCT/MBSR), to a practice review, consultation and signposting next steps according to your needs.

Some evening and weekend appointments available.

consulting room

My consulting room in Glastonbury is a safe and calm space.

qualifications and experience

My initial qualification is a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (person-centred) which means that I respect you as a  person and your knowledge of what is best for you. My work is always client-led and proceeds at your pace and in the direction that you choose.

Counselling can either be long-term over several months, or short-term lasting for just a few weeks depending on your needs. I integrate methods from different therapeutic approaches and offer clients the appropriate professional care in a supportive and confidential space. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P.) and work to their Ethical Code which requires me to have monthly clinical supervision which ensures that my practice is safe, effective and ethical.

I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy from Bangor University. I use mindfulness with clients, where it can be specially tailored to address their individual needs (e.g., claustrophobia, panic attacks, bipolar disorder), and I also teach 8-week mindfulness courses to groups. I am continuing my training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

I am also studying for a PGC in Supervision with the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD) in Bath

“If we do not change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed for”

 – Chinese proverb