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Certified By: BACP
From: 9 Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove, Worcs, St John's Counselling Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, United Kingdom (UK)
Type of session: Secure Video Call, In-Person
Also speaks: English

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Specialty: Abuse, Addiction, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Family, Relationships
Target Age Group: Child, Teenager, Adult, Me and my partner
Therapist Since: 01/06/07

About Me

With the outbreak of Corona Disease i am now offering support via Telephone and internet versions of face to face therapy, supporting people affected by the condition or illnesses that could be regarded as high risk during this tough period.

Life can sometimes be so complex and difficult that we do not always feel able to sort it out and get back to feeling “normal again”.

The complexity of life and the hardships that some people have to endure has always fascinated me, and having experienced many personal losses and life changing events myself, my passion has grown, and I would like the opportunity to “make a difference” and support those when it is most needed.

Working in my current work environments I understand how the demands of daily life and major life events such as a Bereavement, Domestic Violence, Physical/Sexual abuse, or divorce can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused or even just sad.

I also have experience of supporting Family affected by MND, and emotional support around the journey they will be going through.

My role as your Counsellor is to help you to explore the feelings and emotions that are often related to your current/past life experiences. I offer you the opportunity to reflect on what is happening in your world and for me to support you therapeutically to explore alternative ways of copings and dealing with emotive issues, that impact negatively on your life and to family and friends that are dear to you..

I appreciate how difficult it can be to discuss personal problems or even where or how to begin, but I offer a safe place to express your feelings and concerns, listen to you without judgement, and give you the time and safety to explore your emotional concerns, and support you through your decision making process.

My Experience

I work with a person-centred approach to Counselling which means I believe you are the expert on your life. You can talk over any issue(s) openly and honestly, so you feel heard and understood and most importantly you will learn to articulate what you are feeling in a way that gives you the clarity needed to resolve any issue(s) and the strength to move forward with your life.

“Specialising in Bereavement and Patients/Families currently going through Cancer Treatment, curable or palliative”.

I have counselled clients from a wide range of ages, ethnicity and cultures. In particular I have experience of counselling clients through issues such as: depression, anxiety and panic (disorder), self-esteem, stress, bereavement, eating disorders, negative thoughts, childhood trauma, anger management, domestic abuse, abuse, self-harm, relationship issues, phobias, loss and change, PTSD/trauma, sexual orientation, suicidal thoughts and health issues.

My Approach

I am Person Centred Counsellor but will use A.C.T Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, along with Solution Focused and C.B.T Based skills.