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- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Therapy is all about you - what you need, your choices, your thoughts and feelings. I put you front and centre of our work together. I have a real passion for my counselling work and provide a professional, informed, effective and ethical practice to clients - Find You...Be You Counselling.
I work with adults, couples, children and young people - helping to raise awareness and understanding, while offering a supportive environment. By working at your pace with a strong therapeutic relationship, together we can work towards you making changes in your life and/or help you understand yourself more. I am here to listen to your story and work with you to help you look at the choices you have.
All initial sessions are free whether I am meeting an individual, a couple or the parent/guardian of a child who may require counselling. During this session we can discuss what brings you to counselling at this time - and your thoughts on the outcome of counselling. I will also discuss the practicalities of the sessions. This meeting gives us an opportunity to see if we can work together.
When you read information published by counsellors - I imagine that it becomes difficult to separate us from each other and make a choice. What makes me different? I have had several professions - working as a teacher, a police officer and for over 13 years working in Public Relations at a senior level with blue chip companies - before re-training as a counsellor. I have specialist qualifications and/or experience in counselling children and young people as well as couples and supervision and now in EMDR. And I have been named as Leading Specialist in Children's Counselling 2018 by Global Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals and I have recently been elected to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Board - 50,000 members
Areas of interest
Adolescents; couples counselling; adults; depression; anxiety; anger; sexual abuse; loss; relationship challenges; trauma
- Bachelor Education Honours Liverpool 1980
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling West Kent College 2006
- CBT Centre for Stress Management 2008
- Post Grad Children and Young People Counselling Quality Training Uk 2009
- Supervision Training Wealden 2009
- EMDR EMDR works 2016
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Accredited Member BACP 2008
Affiliations / memberships
CYYP - BACP