Counselling

If you are reading this, you may be feeling that something needs to change in your life.  You may be seeking relief from distress, perhaps anxiety, depression or loss.  You may be dealing with old patterns of feeling and behaviour which recur and affect your present life.  Or you may simply be searching for something that can help you move forward in a different, more joyful way.

I offer one to one counselling and am based in the Stroud area.  Fully qualified and insured, I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in compliance with the BACP Ethical Framework. I  welcome all enquiries, however casual initially.  If you are not yet sure what you need, please phone for a chat or come for a free initial session to discuss things.

Counselling:     I graduated in Psychology, and qualified as a counsellor with an FdA in Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Gloucestershire.  For the past few years  I have worked with Cruse Bereavement Care, supporting and counselling  people dealing with grief and bereavement.  I also work with the N.H.S. Let’s Talk Service, offering counselling for those with anxiety and depression.

(For those who would like a little more background:  I offer person-centred counselling with an experiential, focusing-oriented approach.  I know these terms may confuse – I hope the links will help to clarify things a little….)

Other things:   Back in 1995, I qualified as a homeopath from the British School of Homeopathy and worked for many years in private practice.  Since then, having discovered the wonderfully elegant and powerful process of change called Focusing, I have pursued my own, continuing, focusing practice;  I gained the Focusing Skills Certificate a few years ago, and am at present completing a Focusing Practitioner training.  All these three paradigms seem to me to provide similarly respectful ways of supporting our health – they respect the wisdom of our symptoms and our bodies, and seek to enable and support, rather than to suppress or to change what is uniquely there.


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