I am a fully qualified Counsellor with a Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I follow the BACP’s Ethical framework which underpins what I offer, that is a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and experiences.
I started my working life in industry and over a number of years I worked my way up from the shop floor to eventually becoming a works manager. During these earlier experiences and having had close contact with someone who suffered from mental illness, I realised how much people can struggle with life. It was at this time, some thirty years ago, I became interested in psychotherapy and counselling and completed an introduction to counselling course. I then moved away from industry to start and run my own business and have done so for a number of years. Working alongside a wide variety of people in different settings has been valuable life experience. As a result, I feel more confident in my abilities to help because of how these experiences and years of training have shaped me as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor.
Training, qualifications & experience:
The first initial meeting I offer is for 30 minutes which is free of charge, for us to find out if we feel we can work usefully together. Subsequently, sessions are 50-60 minutes long and we can discuss the frequency of sessions, this is usually weekly or fortnightly.
One to one = £40 per session.
Couples = £50 per session
Students/Trainees = £30 per session.
My working hours are:
Monday to Thursday morning afternoon and evenings.
Friday morning and afternoon.
I work from my private counselling room in Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8LE, and can work with people both on a short and long term basis and with adults of different ages and from different backgrounds. Counselling sessions are strictly confidential and professional. Frequency of sessions will depend upon the needs that you present.