counselling 2018-09-26T13:29:00+00:00

counselling

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“What is most personal is most universal.”

 – Carl Rogers

 

counselling for individuals and couples

With empathy and compassion I will help you to find the answers to your problems in a safe and confidential space. I help clients with many difficulties including the pain and distress caused by past trauma, illness, redundancy, relationships, or bereavement.

People seek counselling for various reasons including:

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  • Feeling stuck in outdated habitual patterns from the past

  • Relationship issues – working with individuals or couples
  • Life transitions e.g., new partner, new job, identity changes
  • Trauma, phobias and PTSD; recovery and resolution
  • Spiritual questions such as “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?”
  • Feeling blocked or stuck in creative practices

initial appointment

I offer an initial free half hour appointment at my consulting rooms in Glastonbury so you can explain what you need from counselling and find out how I work and what I can offer you. In this way we can both see how we might work together and if I cannot help you myself, than I will aim to refer you to another counsellor with more appropriate skills and experience who can.

I can also offer counselling online and over the telephone.

fees

Individual counselling (face-to-face, online or by phone) £45 per hour:  £30 concession for low incomes and benefits.

Couples counselling £60 per hour

Individual supervision £60 per hour.

Payment is taken when booking an appointment. Twenty-four hours notice is requested to cancel (or reschedule) an appointment for payment to be refunded.

Personally tailored 8-week mindfulness course (MBCT/MBSR) for individuals or pairs by arrangement.

Mindfulness or supervision groups by arrangement.

Some evening and weekend appointments available.

consulting room

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

qualifications and experience

Counselling can either be long-term taking place over several months (or years) or short-term lasting for just a few weeks depending on your needs. I integrate methods from several different therapeutic approaches and offer my clients appropriate professional care in a safe, supportive and confidential setting. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P.) and so I practice according to their Ethical Code which can be found on their website at www.bacp.co.uk. I am fully insured and have monthly clinical supervision to ensure that my practice remains safe, effective and ethical.

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

I trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy at Bangor University and I teach the 8-week mindfulness course to groups and individual clients. I also use mindfulness with individual counselling clients where it can be used to target particular issues, e.g. claustrophobia, panic attacks, chronic pain, depression or anxiety. I continued my training in mindfulness with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, established by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1978.

I began supervising with Cruse Bereavement Care in 2015. In 2018 I completed a PG Cert in supervision at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD) in Bath, and I also undertook specialist training in couple counselling with the Counselling Academy. I am committed to continual training and lifelong learning as an integral part of my counselling practice.

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

 – Chinese proverb