I am constantly in awe of the strength of human beings, of their courage and desire to heal and grow. This is what motivates and humbles me in my work.
My career began in publishing, recruiting graduates starting out in their careers. I spent many years in HR and operational roles that supported staff in the corporate world. People have always been at the heart of my work. After 25 years in business and raising a family, it was time to focus on my vocation and spend 5 years training as a counsellor and psychotherapist; fully turning my way of being and attention to the needs of people struggling with day to day life, adversity, trauma, bereavement, anxiety and depression and the many challenging experiences that affect their lives.
I have experience working with the Teamwork Trust charity, Northampton Rape Crisis and within the NHS for Children and Adolescent Bereavement Services, as well as my own private practice working with adults and young people aged 12yrs and upwards. I am based between North Northamptonshire and South Leicestershire, covering Market Harborough, Kettering and the surrounding area.
2020 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
2020 Counselling Tutor - 80hrs Online & Telephone Counselling 2.0
2019 Northampton Rape Crisis training in sexual violence
2018 Cruse Bereavement Care - Foundation, Face to Face and Sudden & Traumatic Death training
2018 CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
2017 CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
2016 CPCAB Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills
I work online, by telephone and face to face, making counselling accessible in whichever way suits you best. I work with young people and adults with a person-centred approach to counselling and psychotherapy which means that I will accept you as you are, without judgement. I will walk alongside you as you explore your experiences, supporting you as you build awareness, coping strategies and become empowered, to find the answers within yourself.
The space I offer you is your time for you. I will not direct your sessions or tell you what to do as I believe that you are the expert on yourself. I hope to have the privilege of helping you with what you need from your therapeutic journey.
I work with many issues, including but not limited to; self-esteem and reduced confidence, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, anger, bullying, domestic and sexual violence, trauma and common day to day life problems. I attend many continual professional development courses to ensure that I am constantly up to date on my own learning.
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, have monthly supervision in line with their ethical requirements and am insured with Holistic Insurance.
Initial enquiry - 15 minutes - Free of Charge
Assessment Session - 60-90 minutes - £50
Sessions - 60 minutes - £45
Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in an initial free conversation. I can be reached on 07973 884717 or firstname.lastname@example.org All communication will be treated in the strictest confidence. Following the initial contact, if I feel my services are right for you and you are happy with what I can offer, you can decide if you wish to proceed with booking an assessment appointment, as the first step towards working together.
Life is challenging and whilst you are doing the best you can, sometimes we need to reach out for some help, which shows commitment to make positive changes and courage.
I will work with you, at your pace, on the issues that you are struggling to make sense of or cope with. I will support you unconditionally on your counselling journey.
"You have to change by yourself, but you don't have to do it alone." Tony Merry