Offering healing and empowerment to individuals enabling them to enrich their lives and reach their potential
A Souls Journey:
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision
BA (Hons), Snr. Accred MBACP., UKRCP, BA (Hons)., Adv. Dip Couns., PG Dip., Cert. Ed,. MSC., Member of Counsellors and Psychotherapists for Social Responsibility.
Counselling and psychotherapy may be helpful in treating the following conditions:
• obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD),
• long-term illnesses,
• eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia,
• substance abuse.
• Spiritual crisis
• Trauma & PTSD
• Boarding school syndrome
Counselling & Psychotherapy
But it can also be used to help us to understand who we are, why we are as we are and to develop more fully into the person we have the potential to be.
Counselling can help people:
• discuss their problems honestly and openly,
• deal with issues that are preventing them from achieving their goals and ambitions
• have a more positive outlook on life.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes, do not resist them, that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tse
Counselling and Psychotherapy – sometimes also known as Talking Therapies - can be helpful at many times in our lives and with many different life events, whether we are dealing with major life changes, struggling with aspects of our personality, feeling deeply unhappy or just feeling dissatisfied with life and ourselves.
As a counsellor I am trained to listen empathically and non-judgementally and to assist you in finding the answers and solutions to whatever is troubling you within a confidential and ethical setting. Counselling and psychotherapy help us to get to know ourselves, to explore who we really are and why we behave or feel as we do. In many cases it has been found to be more effective than medication in helping with our mental and emotional health.
The most significant factor in achieving positive outcomes in counselling and psychotherapy is the establishment of a good therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor. For this to happen the client needs to find the right therapist for them, and to do this, I offer an initial half hour free of charge, to see whether we are a ‘good fit’ and whether I can offer the most appropriate way of working for you at this time. There are many theoretical approaches in counselling and psychotherapy and I work primarily with Person Centred Theory at the core of my practice. This puts the client at the centre of the process, and recognises that they are the expert on themselves and empowers them to find their own answers. Into this I integrate other theories in which I also have training and experience including Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis and CBT. I also work with dreams, archetypes, inner child work, visualization and meditation and relaxation techniques and have specialist training in working with PTSD and Trauma. Because of my experience with many aspects of spirituality and spiritual practice I am also able to offer a deep spiritual aspect to the work, which can enrich and deepen the experience of counselling and psychotherapy.
I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and have worked in a GP practice, in an agency specialising in eating disorders, trained with CRUSE bereavement care and have worked in private practice for over ten years. I also currently do some work within the NHS First Steps programme. I have an Advanced Diploma in counselling, a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and an MSc in Counselling.
My CPD is ongoing and I have attended training in self-harm, conflict resolution, working with victims of abuse, child protection, stress management, dual diagnosis, domestic abuse and have a particular interest in spiritual crisis. I recently completed a one year specialist training in somatic therapy for PTSD and trauma, and also attended a one day workshop on working with ex boarders.
I work with individuals both long and short term and sometimes have low cost places available for those on low incomes.
Counselling & Psychotherapy £50 - £55
Supervision £60, £75 per 1.5hrs
Per hour unless otherwise stated
'We have it in our power to begin the world again'
Thomas Paine, 1977
I am based 2 miles outside Kirkby Stephen, in a private secluded location with ample parking.