Note: Covid-19 vaccinated (1st 20/02/21, 2nd 08/05/21).  As of 01/09/21 I am offering face to face sessions again, to those who are either fully vaccinated or who can provide proof of a negative test taken within the last 72 hrs of the session.  I maintain a clean, sanitised room which is well ventilated and I provide hand sanitiser.  I maintain compliance with the current BACP advice. Alternatively, I offer both video and telephone counselling.

IaNTO  COUNSELLING

Do you need to find the right tools to help yourself? We all experience a wide range of feelings, such as personal loss, anxiety, grief, depression, anger and may have problems at home, at work, with relationships or from any other source.  If you need a professional, confidential, friendly ear you can find one here.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT ME

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I am subscribed to multiple Accredited Registers (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, National Counselling Society) that have been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. Accreditation demonstrates my commitment to high professional standards, to enhancing safety and delivering a better service.   I was awarded the MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Keele University, itself a BACP accredited course. I maintain enhanced DBS checks.  I work with some of the largest Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) in the UK, including Axa and CiC amongst others, to deliver nationwide help via telephone and online services.  I feel that I have (and that we all have) a lot of very varied life-experience, which taught me that not only is it 'good to talk' - it can be vital.  I believe that psychological and emotional well-being is just as important as physical well-being.  I believe that you, as the client, need your own space to discover yourself and understand what YOU need, and though I can help facilitate this process, you must be prepared to work for yourself within therapy, and reap your own rewards.  I believe it is most important that you find the right therapist for you before you begin your journey of healing.  Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is very important to me and I regularly attend professional development days (e.g. from Sep 2021 to Jul 2022 I am studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychopathology).

 

Support That Makes a Difference, backed up by an Integrative Approach

 

A counselling session ... is ...

non-judgemental, active listening

Sometimes we all need someone who will listen.  Someone who will give us the time and space we need to heal.  A safe environment, free from threat, free from judgement, free from criticism.

YOU matter.

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A counselling session ... is ...

relaxed, comfortable, reassuring

A counselling session is relaxed, comfortable, reassuring.  Together we'll build a trusting therapeutic relationship, at your pace, to your agenda - to help you think through your issues, to help you connect to your feelings and work with them safely.

A counselling session ... is ...

confidential

Confidentiality is a key aspect.  Whatever happens in the counselling room stays in the counselling room.  There are some legal exceptions which will be fully explained to you and made clear in the counselling contract.  

I am the Data Protection Officer registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (www.ico.org.uk) for IaNTO Counselling and comply fully with GDPR. 

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“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does”

William James

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Before you begin ...

    When starting a new therapeutic relationship, ensure that you choose a counsellor carefully.  The client-counsellor relationship is key to the effectiveness of the therapy.  Interview your counsellor first, educate yourself about what counselling is, and what it is not.  Think about what you want to achieve from therapy.  Follow any of the links below to find out more before you start your counselling journey ...

     
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    Find out who you are, and where you would like to go 

    Moving you forwards