WHAT IS COUNSELLING?
Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist who listens to you and helps you find ways to deal with emotional difficulties. It can help you to overcome your problems and cope with challenging situations by providing a safe, confidential and encouraging space. I will provide you with empathy, patience and respect. There are many different types of therapy and its good to find the right one to meets your needs. When seeking therapy its important to understand if your counsellor has the appropriate training and that they are a member or accredited member of of a professional body such as British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) or BPS (British Psychological Society). You will then know that their training and qualifications have been verified and they have been approved to provide support.
ABOUT PATHWAY COUNSELLING
I am a qualified, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have been in practice for over 13 years. Working as an Integrative Therapist means I draw on various forms of therapy to best meet your needs. Every person is individual and it is important to find the therapy that works for you. I draw on various therapies such as; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred and Psychodynamic. My aim is to provide you with a warm, safe, supportive and non-judgemental space to help you feel comfortable talking about what has happened. We can work together and explore your needs to help you gain a deeper understanding around the difficulties you are experiencing to feel more empowered to make choices around your life. In my practice I also drawn on other techniques such as mindfulness and therapeutic imagery and creativity which can be introduced where appropriate and in consultation with you.
I provide individual counselling for adults. Each session lasts for 50 minutes and is usually on a face to face basis. Should you wish to discuss on-line counselling, please let me know when contacting me. Counselling is not an easy process as it can bring many feelings to the surface which may be uncomfortable. Friends and family often have good intentions when they say counselling might be helpful but it should be your choice and important that you feel ready to explore your feelings. My aim is to provide you with a safe environment in which to explore your difficulties in a confidential, trusting space.
I have worked within many organisations and charities, including MIND, Victim Support, Bereavement Services and Women's Aid. As well as being in private practice, I work for a charity and health organisation in London as a counsellor and provide clinical supervision for professional frontline workers and counsellors in Essex and London.
Anglia Ruskin University - Counselling
Minster Centre - Clinical Supervision Diploma
MBACP (Accred) membership
SUPPORT OFFERED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS
Domestic and Sexual violence/Childhood trauma
Work related and Relationship difficulties
LOCATION AND TRAVEL
My private practice is based in Ingatestone and easily accessible from Brentwood, Billericay, Chelmsford, Romford and the surrounding areas. I am a 5 minute drive from the A12 and 10 minutes from the M25. There is also a train station (a 12 minute's walk away) with direct links to Shenfield, Chelmsford, London and Colchester.
If you would like to speak with me to discuss how we can work together, please email me or give me a call. If you would find it easier for me to call you, please email me your contact number.