As a previous client in counselling, I learned how amazing the process can be. My experience pulled me towards becoming a counsellor. I can relate to my clients having sat in 'the other chair' many times and felt the impact of being accepted and heard, and having my feelings validated. There is more to counselling than that, but these elements in the relationship form the foundation of how I work.
I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor. You will find me on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, a public record of therapists who meet the required standards for registration - No: 50989
I initially trained at Reading College in 2002, and then in 2011 at Amersham & Wycombe College, where I qualified for a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Over the past 15 years, and currently, I support No5 Young People's Counselling Service and provide pro bono counselling sessions to young people of Reading. I also provide counselling to young people in a secondary school.
I work in a person-centered way, meaning the client leads the way during the therapy. I will work with you to help bring focus on areas which have been highlighted as difficult, and I will share my observations, challenge where appropriate, but will respect your need to go at your own pace. I will be open and genuine, and hope that this allows you to explore your difficulties in a way which is meaningful to you.
Prices & sessions:
Sessions are usually weekly and last for 50 minutes. Each session is £50. I have a limited number of concessionary slots, which can be discussed when we meet. I can be flexible with timings if that helps you.
If you're unsure how counselling works, feel free to get in touch to ask any questions.