Counsellor and Life Coach
I remember how daunting I found it when I first needed a counsellor. I was trying to hold down a full time job, bring up my family and going through relationship issues. Finding the time to even look for a counsellor seemed a difficult enough task.
That is why I value the counselling relationship and ensure that each of my clients feels supported and safe throughout their counselling experience with me. I know that each of you will have questioned your decision to see me many times before we have even met.
I am a registered member of the BACP and work in an integrative way. This means I can offer a wide range of services including working with clients experiencing many life events and emotions including depression, anxiety, low mood, anger, self esteem, bereavement. I also hold a Life Coach qualification which enables me to help clients to move forward and form achievable goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over twelve years experience working within the Probation service. This has involved working with clients from wide ranging backgrounds and also their families. I have seen how an individual’s behaviour affects not only them but also the people that are close to them. I have also worked with victims of crime and abuse.
I have worked extensively in the areas of anxiety, mental health, domestic abuse and addictions. I have experience of working with people who are struggling within their relationships. I appreciate how anxiety disorders can make us feel isolated from our friends and families..
I have worked with people suffering from trauma and PTSD.
I combine counselling and hypnotherapy if appropriate as this can be very effective especially when people are struggling to verbalise trauma.
I use Coaching for people who have not necessarily faced trauma but have reached a point in life where they feel stuck or that they are not living a life true to themselves.
I have previously worked as a counsellor within an NHS GP surgery
I regularly attend CPD training events and courses to ensure my skills and knowledge remain up to date.
My Qualifications include:
Diploma in Integrated Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Diploma in hypnotherapy and Coaching
Level 4 NVQ Information Advice and Guidance
Level 3 NVQ Community Justice
University of Newcastle Life Coaching Qualification
Meditation teacher qualification
My training includes:
TLC training -Tender Loving Care at the end of life