Counselling in Tewkesbury
About Counselling in Tewkesbury
Sometimes we face difficult issues and we need help to find a way forward. May be you are feeling very anxious, or difficulties in life has caused you to feel very depressed. This could be due to a bereavement, relationship problems, a stressful job, an empty nest syndrome. There are many different reasons why people come to counselling to help them with a difficult stage in their lives. Working from my home, near Tewkesbury, I can offer you a confidential and safe environment – a place to explore your problems. There I will listen to you with understanding and empathy. I won’t try to tell you what to do or sort your problems out for you but I will provide a space to work with you as you come to your own answers to your problems.
As an integrative counsellor, I use a variety of theories and styles to suit the needs of the individual person. Therefore, each approach is personal and tailored to your specific requirements. I am fully experienced in working with children, young people, adults and older adults.
Having completed training with the Foundation for Infant Loss, I am an accredited member and qualified to offer counselling to those who have experienced bereavement due to infant loss by stillbirth, sudden infant death or miscarriage.
I offer short or long-term counselling in abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship issues, self-harm, spirituality, stress, suicidal thoughts, trauma and work related issues. I have helped children with depression, behavioural issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, self-harm, anxiety, family problems, anger, bullying, low self-esteem, dyslexia and bereavement. When working with children, I often use creative counselling skills, play therapy and sand tray therapy to help them engage in the process.
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling (Newman University)
MA Counselling Children and Young People (University of South Wales)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Gloucester Counselling Services)
Ascentis Level 2 in Bereavement Care with Children and Young People
Cruse Bereavement Care with Children and Young People
B.Ed Hons Nursery/Primary Education (University of London)
PG Cert Education (Special Educational Needs Coordination)
DBS Enhanced Certificate
The Foundation for Infant Loss Training
Further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Fully insured for working with adults, children and young people
Training in Supervision with Cruse Bereavement Care Level 3
I regularly update my knowledge and skills by Continual Professional Development (CPD) workshops. To date, this has included
Self-Harm in Young People
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Creative Writing in Therapy
Introduction to Psychodrama
Safeguarding (annual update)
Sexual Exploitation of Young People
Developing Emotional Resilience in Young People and Responding to Bullying
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, achieving the BACP Certificate of Proficiency, and I adhere to their ethics and guidelines.
£20 for the first session, which is an assessment
£40 each for subsequent sessions
Some concessions are available, please enquire
Concessions are also available for students in counselling training