I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics. I am also registered with the UKCP as a psychotherapeutic counsellor.
My professional counselling education commenced in 2010, completing a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in 2013. I studied for a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling achieving this in 2014. I achieved my BACP accreditation in 2016.
Good emotional health is as important to us as good physical health and talking is one way of helping us to regain, sustain or strengthen our emotional wellbeing. Counselling is expert talking; it provides a safe and private space to talk about anything preventing us from feeling ok and gives you an opportunity to explore the concerns you have today and understand how these may be different in the future.
I worked as a Registered General Nurse for many years and I draw on my knowledge of physical ill health in my counselling work. This complements my knowledge of human behaviour; using this whole approach I understand the links between our emotional health and physical health and how any imbalance in either can affect our overall wellbeing.
I have been a counsellor in specialist organisations providing counselling for addiction, the effects of addiction, domestic abuse and emotional eating.
Because we are all very different, there is no single therapy that fits all of us. My Integrative Counselling qualification brings together elements of different therapies and enables me to access multiple approaches for a wide range of issues.
I have completed some additional training to enable me to work with you outside in the natural environment. The healing properties of the natural world can slow our thoughts and help us to reflect on current or past events. Being outside in the natural environment can be therapeutic, helping with anxiety and emotional overwhelm.
This can be walking and talking, sitting together, being mindful or being creative outside.
I work face to face with people who are seeking either long term or short-term counselling.
Please do not hesitate to contact me by telephoning the Phoenix Counselling Practice on 01449 675974 and we can arrange to meet and discuss how we might work together.
I look forward to meeting you.
Please call the Phoenix Counselling Practice on 01449 675974 for further information on counselling or to make an appointment.