Meet Us- our counsellors are all individual members of the BACP, which is the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. They have professional liability insurance and are fully qualified to Diploma level or above. They all meet and adhere to the ethical guidelines (a set of values, principles and moral obligations) and good practice of the BACP governing body and undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as the CRB check). Each counsellor has regular supervision to meet their commitment to work ethically and make certain they are working safely and effectively for the client’s best interest and well being. Our counsellors have regular safeguarding training.
Counsellors and Psychotherapists are available from £60 to £90 per counselling hour (50 minutes) and we offer a wide range of appointment times including mornings , weekends and evenings. Although not all therapists are available for every time slot. There are concessions available but these are limited and dependent on circumstance. The initial assessment session lasts 15 minutes and is free enabling you to meet the counsellor you feel drawn too and discuss your needs face to face.
I feel successful counselling is built on a foundation of a good therapeutic relationship. I will work with you and try to build that relationship. I will do this by treating everything we talk about as confidential, being honest, genuine, respectful and non-judgemental. This will build trust between us and of the counselling process, which will enable you to explore your feelings and thoughts at your own pace and in a safe space. During counselling we will work together to build those foundations which will enable, underpin and reinforce a productive therapeutic relationship that can help you to achieve the outcome you desire. Although predicting exactly what will happen is challenging, as each therapeutic relationship is different and each client's experience unique, a successful therapeutic relationship can enable and promote in the client; self-confidence, self-esteem, self-motivation, self-belief. This can also increase self-awareness leading to understanding, opportunity and motivation to change through choice. A counselling session built on a successful therapeutic relationship will provide a safe, reassuring 'space' where you are able to feel supported, explore your thoughts and feelings, understand your experiences and what they mean to you and promote your well being. I also offer an online secure messenger/ chat service which is particularly useful for those used to communicating in this way and telephone counselling. I am a registered member of the BACP, a member of the BPS and fully insured. My qualifications and experience can be seen on the BACP website and my counselling directory entry which can be reached via the links at the bottom of this profile. I charge from £60 per hour dependent on appoinmtent time, some concessions are available dependant on financial circumstances.
Life’s difficulties and upset can come from a variety of sources and may present themselves in many ways. I will help you address these issues by providing a confidential space to focus on what is causing you concern, helping you find the answers you want or need so your challenges can be resolved. The desired outcome is for you to live a more happy and fulfilling life using this process. I have experience of working with client issues including anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and self-confidence to stress and work related difficulties. I also have experience of working with people suffering chronic health issues including terminal illness, and their relatives and friends. Counselling is a unique experience for each individual. There is plenty of support to show that counselling helps to find solutions and provide relief from negative feelings and problems I am fully qualified and hold public liability insurance. Further details of my qualifications and experience can be found by following the link at the bottom of my profile. I look forward to working with you in due course if you decide to make contact and otherwise wish you all the best. I charge £60 per hour.