About Counselling and Me.........

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About Counselling....

Counselling is about a two way communication between you and your counsellor, we sit and talk about your thoughts and feelings exploring what your meanings are connected to within your internal state and external world.

This can be relieving..... for most of us to truly be honest and open about what is really going on in your life and possibly the first time you have been verbal about what you think or feel!

Some client enter into counselling because of this reason alone...... and other enter into counselling for completely different reasons.

Life can send challenging and painful situation that are too hard to understand or make sense of sometimes .....

as a counsellor my role is to offer a confidential, empathic , warm and non-judgemental space for you to feel safe to explore your current issues, offering clarity and insight into your behaviours and how you relate to others....this can unlock some painful emotions, that we can work through together......

This enables you to gain a greater understanding of your emotions and thoughts including increased self-awareness of your inner self with support we can discover what you would like and need from life, this can often be a rewarding experience for you.

About Me......

I worked in the public sector for over 20 years, I had been within situations that had helped me to develop my ability to mediate with others through conflictual behaviours, helping to resolve some of the issues that take place within the working environment.
I seemed to be drawn to people who needed support emotionally.

The pivitol moment for me was when I went into therapy myself, I discovered that I had so much potential to grow and evolve, this was one of those times that had become a catalyst to become a counsellor myself.

I started my training in 2004 where I gained a intermediate certificate in counselling I then went on to do further training to gain my Adv.Dip in counselling.

I attend regular and on going continued personal and professional development by attending workshops , courses , seminars and Personal therapy.

I have professional membership with the British Association Of Counselling And Psychotherapy , I abide by the codes of ethics and practise , part of the requirements of BACP is , that I receive regular supervision for my client work , so whilst what you bring to counselling is confidential , any concerns I have are spoken about with a qualified supervisor , who is part of the same code of ethics that I am.
The reason this is done is to ensure , that I am always working for your benefit.

I am also fully covered by , public Liability Insurance and I hold a current Enhanced CRB Clearance(criminal records bureau.)



My Experience..........


I work in private practice this is established within the bracknell and surrounding area's, I Work on a part time basis, offering daytime.....evening and weekend appointments.I work with individuals on a one to one basis and couples...


I have practiced for several years now and have had a variety of individuals and couples attend therapy with a vast amount of issues including;

Depression and Low self-esteem - Postnatal Depression - Bereavement - Anger,Loss and Trauma - Relationship Problems - Redundancy and work related issues - Panic attacks - Sexual issues - Stress and Anger management - self-defeating....self-destructive behaviours - Rape and Sexual Abuse - Disability - Domestic Violence - Divorce- couples


Working within the community for several years for a national charity of which I work on a Part time basis within a simillar role as a counsellor, working along side individuals that have disabilities and mental health issues.


Counselling can help you with;


Finding new perspectives....giving up old behaviours....gaining self-awareness
gaining self confidence and assurrance within self....gaining self esteem....gaining self worth and self value.

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I also work within a voluntary agency within the local area, working along side a great team of counsellors that all donate time to help the agency within the local community to support individuals of all ages, which I have been involved within for several years now.



Counselling can offer you a different way to relate and communicate with others and to feel comfortable with your own thoughts and feelings.... becoming more intouch and open to your experiences.....

Talking through your issues with someone that is not emotionally envolved with you can often bring new focuses and new perspectives...

When you feel listened to and understood , this can give you a sense of being valued and worthy of someone investing in you in a healthy way, this can have a positive impact on your own relationship with yourself..enabling you to find self-value and self-worth.....

As a counsellor i will explore and communicate with you offering you clarity around any behaviours that could seem to be stopping you from moving forward or that you feel stuck within, i will support you in making changes........

Personal Approach........

My aproach is from the humanistic school of thought, this meanining that I hold the view of seeing you as a whole and unique individual with a vast ability to develop and grow.Individual uniqueness is a central importance within the humanistic approach, so therefore it is the client that knows best what hurts......what direction to go.... so in my approach is to help you explore and discover your potential to live a more fulfilling life that makes sense for you.
I have trained in a variety of other theoretical aproaches that are intergrated into my approach of which I use to inform my thinking. This enables me


I believe that all human being have a the right to be understood ,valued and respected.






My Belief..........

I believe that in calling upon these models and techniques, allows me to become focused on what the client Wants and Needs at any given moment in the here and now.

My belief is, that the client is always at the forefront of the work we do together and my experience of working with client in this way, is that it is effective and empowering.


MBACP counsellor offering therapy to residents of Bracknell , Ascot , Wokingham , crowthorne , Sandhust , Reading and sourrounding areas.


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