Counselling provides you with a supportive, confidential and safe environment where you will be valued and listened to in a respectful and non-judgmental way. An effective form of therapy, it can help you make positive changes to your life and deal with any issues that may feel overwhelming or are causing you emotional pain, unhappiness or stress. It can help you explore difficult issues and gain more insight into understanding yourself and your problems whilst finding solutions that are right for you.
Counselling can help with a wide range of issues including:
Low self-esteem, self-image and confidence
Grief and loss
Low mood and lack of motivation
Anxiety and panic attacks
Suicidal thoughts (and those affected by suicide)
I offer a free 20 minute consultation (on the phone or in person) when we can discuss your current needs and expectations from counselling. It is also an ideal opportunity to answer any queries you may have. Full sessions are usually once a week to offer consistency and a steady pace for therapeutic progress, however this can vary depending on individual situations. We can discuss and jointly agree this at any stage, your interests will always be at the centre of every decision.
I am an experienced supervisor for student and qualified counsellors as well as those in other disciplines. I work with theories of integrative and person-centred supervision as well as other models such as Shohet and Hawkins' 7 eyed Model. This supports the supervisee by looking at their own systems, self-care and ways of working, helping them to maintain ethical and safe practice while ultimately ensuring the needs of the client are met.
I appreciate how important my own supervision has been to me, both personally and professionally, throughout my counselling career and now enjoy having the opportunity to support fellow counsellors in the same way.
I also provide invaluable case supervision for Designated Safeguarding Leads due to my prior extensive working knowledge and experience in frontline roles within statutory agencies.
My fees, payable by cash or bank transfer are:
£40 for an individual counselling session of 50 minutes (or a special offer of 3 sessions for £110). To make counselling as accessible as possible there are a limited number of appointments available with concessions for those on low income or unemployed.
£30 per session for student counsellors' personal therapy requirements.
£40 per hour / £60 per 90 minutes for supervision.
£30 per hour / £45 per 90 minutes for student counsellors.
My practice is based at:
Derwentside, 25 Town Street, Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 4EH. Monday 1-7pm & Tuesday 12-7pm (other days and times may be available). Free parking on-site car park. Free on road parking bays opposite for 40 minutes until 6pm, no restrictions after that time.
The Natural Healthcare Centre, 9 Main Street, Stapenhill, Burton-on-Trent, DE15 9AP. Wednesday 3-7pm & Thursday 3-7pm (other times may be available). There is free parking in a small car park for the river gardens opposite (please note the gates are locked from 4.30pm Nov-Mar). There are also parking bays for up to 1 hour further up on the opposite side of the road near the care home or free on-street parking in Holly Street and Ferry Street.