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A warm welcome

There are times in all our lives when we feel we need someone to listen to us. Counselling can provide a safe environment in which you can explore troubling situations, thoughts and feelings, including those that were once deemed too traumatic to deal with.

The therapeutic relationship can be very powerful when resolving difficult emotional situations, and as a result present day challenges can be more clearly understood. The purpose of the therapeutic relationship is not only to relieve suffering, but also enable you to discover a deeper self understanding. This deeper sense of self can help to facilitate a more positive outlook on life.

Counselling can help you:

  • Gain a fresh perspective on current circumstances.
  • Cope with emotional crisis, such as anxiety, stress, depression or bereavement.
  • Address and resolve specific problems, such as relationship issues, inner conflict, obsessive thoughts, inappropriate anger, lack of confidence or addiction.
  • Deal with personal development issues, such as developing your true potential, finding new meaning in life or improving your emotional well being

About me

I offer confidential and professional counselling for individual adults and couples by telephone, face-to-face or email. My approach is called ‘Integrative’, which means that I may use counselling techniques from different theorists during your treatment. Examples include Psychodynamic and CBT.

I am a warm, caring and empathic person who is passionate about the therapeutic relationship, a cornerstone of the counselling process. I developed a passion for listening early on in life, often being referred to by friends as a “good sounding board”. I studied Psychology at college and then went on to complete a BSc in Psychology, and Diploma’s in Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

For the last six years I have been a Samaritans volunteer, and currently work as Deputy Director for Volunteer Care. As well as answering phone calls and emails I volunteer in my local prison. My role in the prison is to train selected inmates to be ‘Listeners’. Listeners provide invaluable support to their fellow inmates in time of crisis or emotional difficulty.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and a member of the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners. I also work for the NHS as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.

Qualifications

BSc Psychology

Diploma in Counselling

Diploma in Abnormal Psychology

Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

To make an appointment contact me now on:

Telephone/text: 07979 011763

Email: info@counsellingcentral.com

Disclaimer:

The content of this site is either written by me, or provided by the authors/websites indicated. It is not a substitute for obtaining therapy.

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