Why should our clients choose you?
Making a decision to seek counselling is a big step which I feel can take a lot of personal courage.
Finding the right counsellor you feel comfortable talking to can be a real concern. I understand that naturally you may be feeling apprehensive and nervous about making contact. Clients often ask me all sorts of questions during an initial consultation such as: What exactly is counselling? What type of counselling will I need? What should I expect from counselling sessions? How many sessions of counselling will I need? Can counselling help me?
Your First 15 Mins Telephone Consultation is FREE & INFORMAL where I will do my best to help you feel at ease as you share any problems you may be struggling with.
Together we can have a warm, friendly open discussion about whether counselling will be the most suitable kind of support for you at this time, and if so which therapy approach.
I am highly committed to helping people find the right support and help they need. The initial discussion will help to allay any concerns you may have. Please feel free to get in touch with me today to allay any concerns you may have.
Following our initial discussion you can decide whether you would like to make an assessment appointment. Should you decide to go ahead with further counselling sessions we will discuss together how many sessions may be required.
Counselling sessions are usually weekly however, can be on a fortnightly or monthly basis to take into consideration different requirements and budgets you may have.
My foremost concern when counselling is offering a safe and confidential space for clients to talk openly. I feel privileged when clients share their personal life stories and value the therapeutic relationship based on trust, genuine respect, empathy and non judgemental acceptance.
I have a warm friendly approach and aim to help you feel respected, valued and understood, never judged. We will work together as a team to find ways of helping you manage the problems/difficulties you are experiencing. Counselling can naturally bring to the surface difficult and painful feelings/emotions, this is why I believe feeling safe and supported is essential. I will work with you to maintain the highest level of care, commitment and professionalism at all times.
My Therapy Approach
I practice from an Integrative perspective which means I use my knowledge and experience in ways that combine theoretical theory and skills from Humanistic, Solution Focussed and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I believe no single theoretical approach 'fits all' and each person has unique needs, expectations and preferences of therapy type and style. I work collaboratively with each individual tailoring my approach to suit specific needs. My approach maximises opportunities for you to manage life problems and difficulties, improve relationships and help you make the positive changes you want in your life.
What I can help with
I have 14 years experience counselling in a wide variety of settings and organisations. These include Private practice, NHS primary care, Managing a Charity funded counselling service, College and University and MIND - the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. I am a fully Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and registered on the BACP Therapist Register Approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
I have a wealth of experience in working with many difficulties such as Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Cancer, Depression, Disability, Emotional Abuse, Family issues, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Health anxiety, Men's issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic disorder, Physical Abuse, Redundancy, Relationships issues, Affairs and Betrayals, Divorce and Separation, Self-harm, Low Self-esteem, Low Self-confidence, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma, Womens issues and Work related stress/issues.
Continued Professional Development and further training are an integral. on-going and essential part of my practice.
I provide counselling throughout Nottinghamshire and my offices are located within easy reach of Mansfield - 2.6 Miles and 0.2 Miles from Mansfield Town Centre. My therapy rooms are comfortable, private and discreet. There is Disabled Access on the lower floor and ample off street parking. Home visits can also be arranged with a GP referral.
Clients I work with
Adults, Older Adults, Young People, Children, Employee Assistant Programmes, Organisations.
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face, Short-term face-to-face, Telephone Counselling, Time-limited Therapy.
If at any time I felt that your needs would be best met by other specialist services or another counsellor we will discuss possible referral options together.
Your best interests and welfare will always remain a priority.
Training, qualifications & experience
All Accredited BACP Therapists are required to undertake a minimum of 30 hours of Continued Professional Development/Training per year.
Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy (2010)
British Psychological Society Approved Certificate in Resource Based Therapies-
Solution Focussed Brief Therapy,
British Psychological Society Approved Certificate in Essential Supervision Skills
British Psychological Society Approved Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Introductory Course)
Mixed Anxiety and Depression (A CBT Approach)
Building Clients Self Esteem (SDS)
The Complexities of Bereavement Counselling
Working with Domestic Abuse and Male Perpetrators
Understanding Self Harm
Art Therapy and A Creative Process
Therapeutic Play Therapy
Working Together with Children and Families
Working with Sexual Abuse
Working with Emotional Abuse
Safeguarding Young People
Counselling and the Autistic Spectrum
Counselling and Asperger Syndrome
Adult Mental Health Part 1 and 2
Race Equality and Anti-Discrimination
Drug Awareness Training
How does the medical model influence Counselling and Psychotherapy (Dr Rachel Freeth)
Young People, Anger, Hatred and Self Esteem
Young People, Anxiety and Depression
CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central
Awarding Body) Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy (2004)
Please note this is not an exhaustive list.