Breathe

Counselling & Supervision

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Counselling & Psychotherapy

Sometimes we just need to talk freely, with someone who doesn’t judge or handout unwanted advice; with someone you know is really listening to how you’re feeling and who can help you make sense of what’s going on in your world.


In a confidential and safe environment, we will gently work together to explore difficult feelings and experiences …. at you own pace and to your own agenda.


There is no ‘magic wand’ in counselling but I do have the training and experience to support you and facilitate positive change in your life. I strongly believe in the power of therapy and know it can make a difference.


My training is Integrative, a combination of Person-Centred and Psychodynamic theory, as well as being trained in Bereavement. I have experience in many areas including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, depression, eating disorders, abuse and relationship difficulties. I also work with clients who experience suicidal thoughts or have made previous suicide attempts.


I work in lovely, welcoming counselling rooms in Cheltenham and Malvern that are discreet and private ... and there’s easy access to local parking! 


Starting counselling can be daunting and it can be a bit of a mine field choosing a counsellor. Talk to a few therapists and see what feels right before making a decision. I would be very to speak to you. There’s no obligation.



FEES

£50 per hour. 

Concessions available on request.

Payment by BACS transfer 

REF- CP + initials 


AVAILABILITY

Available 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

Supervision

As a Supervisor, I offer Individual or Group Supervision to Counsellors and Psychotherapists as well as Supervision to non-psychology based professionals.


For counselling professionals, in line with the BACP, the supervision requirement is 1 ½ hours per month as a minimum.


Supervision is currently all on-line and can be individual, or shared sessions, if you prefer to work with a group of peers (up to a max of 4 people). This can be a good way to manage costs and receive feedback from people in the same line of work.


When Covid is no longer, we will be able to meet face-to-face in Cheltenham or Malvern or continue on-line if more convenient.


My own training as a counsellor is Integrative, Person-Centred and Psychodynamic but I am happy to work with counsellors from other backgrounds. This can be helpful in gaining a different perspective in your work. Similarly, I am open to working with students as well as more experienced therapists.


The way I work is to provide time for you to openly, yet confidentially, discuss your client work. Whilst I have a duty to ensure that your work remains ethical, I want you to feel that our sessions are 'professional-to-professional'.  I am not there to scrutinise, more to support, enrich, and sometimes challenge your work to best serve you and your clients.


Supervision is also of great importance to your self-care as working in such confidential conditions can be burdensome and isolating. I want you to be able to speak freely and hope that I can provide you with energising guidance as well as a place to share difficult feelings and case work.


I have an Advanced Diploma in Supervision Level 7 (accred).



FEES

£60 per session.

Concessions available on request.

Payment by BACS transfer 

REF- SV + initials 


AVAILABILITY

Available 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

“Forget-me-Nots”

My background in Bereavement comes from training with Cruse Bereavement Care in Cheltenham where I worked as a volunteer. I have come across many areas of grief including loss of a family member or friend, sudden and traumatic death, suicide, cancer, Covid 19 and the loss of a child.


‘Forget-me-nots’ is a Bereavement Group with a minimum of four members and up to a maximum of six. Currently on-line, but in time, hopefully meeting face-to-face in Cheltenham and Malvern.


These groups have been set up for two reasons. Firstly, independent group work can give support in a different way to friends and family, who sometimes make us feel we have to "put on a brave face" or "should move on now". This offers you an opportunity to grieve in your own time, in an intimate group, where you can support each other.


Although grief is different with every individual, being part of a group who share a similar sense of loss can be very therapeutic; just hearing others talk about their experience; the sadness, anger, memories and fears, can help you feel you are not alone. This may give you the courage to join in if you find it just too difficult to face in a one-to-one setting.


The second reason is to make it more accessible. The group will share the cost of the session. Whilst the charities are currently over-run, I hope this can offer a professional, affordable, alternative source of support.


The groups are small and confidential and can begin once we have 4 members. Each session will be 1 ½ hours.



FEES

£15 per person.

Payment by BACS trans 

REF- FMN + initials 


AVAILABILITY

Available 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

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