I am a qualified counsellor and have a diploma in integrative counselling, I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to their professional code of ethics and guidelines and I am bound by the 'Ethical framework for counsellors and code of conduct'. I have on going supervision and a programme of continued professional development.
I have worked at a local children's hospice since 2003 working closely with the children and families that attend the service. Going through bereavement can be a very distressing time, there are no set rules for grief as it can bring feelings of anger, shock, numbness, but also feelings of isolation, anxiety and confusion. It can be difficult to talk to family or friends, with counselling you can just be yourself without someone telling you to 'cheer up' or 'get over it'. Counselling can offer you a safe place to explore and express your emotions, and by working together to achieve your own goals and self discovery.
I also have counselling experience of the following:
• Drug and alcohol misuse
• Low self esteem
• Low self confidence
• Panic attacks
• Bereavement and loss
Counselling sessions are confidential, each session lasts for 50 minutes. If you are unable to attend a session a minimum of 48 hours notice must be given or a full fee will be charged.