My Approach to Counselling
At Compassionate Counselling my approach is integrative. This means that I am trained and experienced in using a range of psychotherapy theories and methods from Psychodynamic and Humanistic traditions. I also use mindfulness techniques, A.C.T. (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), N.L.P. (Neuro linguistic programming), E.F.T. (Emotional freedom technique) and creative counselling techniques where I consider these would be helpful. What this means for you is that just as you are unique, my approach will be uniquely tailored to suit your particular needs .
Qualifications and CPD
I have a BA (Hons) in Psychology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Birmingham University), and I am a qualified AAMET level 2 EFT practitioner. I hold a diploma in NLP, clinical hypnotherapy and life coaching (The Optimum Health Clinic, London). I have attended numerous mindfulness trainings and retreats and am committed to my own daily mindfulness practice. I have also completed couples counselling training (Praxis, Nottingham). I recently attained a BACP recognised formal award in counselling young people, part 1 - counselling young people at Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute and part 2 - certificate in creative counselling with young people at The Apple Tree Centre in Sheffield. I have also attended training on ACT - acceptance and commitment therapy. I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend further training events and courses.
I have worked in private psychotherapy practice for over 12 years. My experience also includes six years short term counselling in an NHS setting and many years working with children in education. I also run courses and workshops for small groups and companies on stress management.
I generally work face-to-face in person, but I also offer video sessions (via secure format) or telephone work if you cannot or prefer not to attend in person.
In addition I offer outdoor walk and talk therapy
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All my client work is supervised - my adult psychotherapy work is supervised by a UKCP registered supervisor and my counselling work with under 18's by a BACP registered supervisor.
I am UKCP registered and adhere to the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)code of ethics.
I am also a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
and SPTI (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute) .
To email me CLICK HERE or phone 07948 465728