counselling 2018-07-05T19:53:29+00:00

counselling

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“What is most personal is most universal.”

 – Carl Rogers

individual counselling

With acceptance and empathy I will help you find answers to your problems in a safe and confidential space. I help clients struggling with various problems, including the pain and stresses of change and loss, perhaps due to redundancy, divorce, illness, or bereavement.

People seek counselling for many 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  • Feeling stuck in outdated habitual patterns from the past

  • Loneliness and wanting better relationships
  • 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 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

Individual counselling £45 per hour:  £30 concession for low incomes and benefits.

Individual Supervision £60 per hour.

Individual personally tailored 8-week mindfulness course (MBCT/MBSR).

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

My initial qualification is a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (person-centred) which means that I respect you and your knowledge of what is best for you. My work is always client-led which means that it focuses on your agenda and proceeds at your pace 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 am trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy from Bangor University while teaching  teach 8-week mindfulness courses to groups I can also use mindfulness when working with individual clients, where it can be specially tailored to address their needs, e.g. claustrophobia, panic attacks, chronic pain, depression and anxiety. I am continuing my mindfulness training 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