My Clinical Experience in Counselling
I have over 10 years experience counselling in various environments including GP surgeries, young persons drop-in centres and schools, as well as bereavement counselling for a hospice and women domestic violence for an important charity. I run a private counselling practice from my home offering non judgmental therapy and confidentiality in a safe comfortable environment. Couples Welcome heterosexual and same sex.
Depression and low self-esteem are common feelings that appear frequently in counselling and are areas that I have great understanding of. Bereavement and loss are often causes for people to feel ill at ease and I personally am very interested in this field – it is an area I feel very passionately about and have worked a lot with clients covering these issues.
Often clients are unaware of what brings them to this place in their life when they are looking to counselling to improve certain every day qualities of living. Together we are able to explore individual criteria and causes by analysing the present and where applicable making links to other times in our lives. Current issues can often trigger past long forgotten events and throw us into disarray.
To begin a journey of personal growth is challenging and liberating and I believe will enable you to live a fulfilled and contented life. Through therapy you may find you have control that you never knew existed, and choices beyond your imagination.
You can begin to live your life how you want.
Although our past may be responsible for who we are, we are responsible for who we become. This is a lonely and scary prospect at first which is why counselling will share your fears until such time you feel independent.
Clinical Training in Counselling
I am a registered member of BACP and I have a Diploma in Teaching Adults and Children with Learning Difficulties. In addition I have a two year Foundation Course Certificate in Counselling and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling – having completed a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Course at the University of Hertfordshire.