counselling 2018-12-04T17:47:52+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  • Feeling stuck in outdated habitual patterns from the past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 registered member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred) listed on their Register which has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. I am fully insured and have monthly clinical supervision to ensure that my practice is always safe, effective and ethical.

My initial qualification was in person-centred counselling so I will always respect your knowledge of what is best for you. My work is client-led and focuses on your agenda, proceeding at your pace in the direction that you choose.

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

I began my supervision practice with Cruse Bereavement Care in 2015 and in 2018 I completed a Supervision Training with the CSTD Bath (Centre for Supervision, Training and Development). I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision from CSTD Bath which is endorsed by The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy as a ‘Recognised Supervisor Training’ and meets all UKCP’s requirements for Supervision Training. 

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

 – Chinese proverb