Short or long-term, for 18+yr olds, usually weekly.
I am an integrative therapist, which means I use a variety of different approaches and skills. From these I tailor the counselling to suit the specific needs and circumstances of each individual.
These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis, Gestalt therapy, Inner Child therapy and Psychodynamic therapy, which takes account of your childhood experiences that influence who you are today. I also use creative therapies if you are comfortable with that.
I qualified in 1998 as an Advanced Counsellor and with a Counselling diploma, am an ACC Accredited and registered Counsellor. This register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care and is government approved.
Previous role experience:
Director of and counsellor for Philippi Guernsey Counselling Service.
My own private practice in Guernsey and then Woking, Surrey.
Background as a qualified nurse in hospital and primary care.
Counsellor for the Brains Trust charity.
My own Monmouth based private practice.
Accredited counsellor with The Foundation for Infant Loss.
Counsellor for the Diocese of Gloucester.
My professional values
I am a Christian, but work with those of any faith or none. You will be treated with empathy, respect, honesty and without judgement.
I work according to the ethics and code of practice of my professional body, the ACC and always exceed the 30 hours requirement of continuing professional development learning each year.
'Vulnerability is not weakness; it is our greatest measure of courage.'Brené Brown.