Counsellors working in the Service have a formally recognised qualification in counselling and subscribe to the Code of Ethics of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor & a supervisor with over 25 years experience, including time as a lecturer in counselling at the University of Leicester. I am a member of the Prayer Ministry team at The Well Christian Healing Centre in Leamington & worship at St John’s Church, Hinckley. Currently I am the Diocesan Adviser for Pastoral Care & Counselling for the Diocese of Coventry & am writing/delivering the Pastoral Assistants’ training for the Diocese of Leicester.
For the last ten years I have co-ordinated various Reflective Prayer Labyrinths & include elements of these in the Retreat days I lead.
My counselling work includes private practice, work for an Employee Assistance Programme, and Pathways Counselling Service. I supervise a number of counsellors privately, with Pathways, & for CRUSE Bereavement Service. I am a qualified supervisor and I also offer Spiritual Direction through Leicester and Coventry Dioceses and supervise other Spiritual Directors.
My background is in Psychodynamic Counselling but I have also trained in Pastoral/Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural, and SensoriMotor Psychotherapy. I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Professional Studies (Counselling – CBT & Supervision). When working with clients I particularly like using images and metaphors to help increase our understanding of what is happening in their life and I also use objects to the same effect. Rather than use a specific therapeutic approach I prefer to tailor the counselling to the needs of the individual and the issues they bring. My particular areas of experience are bereavement, depression, spiritual issues, and trauma. Prior to setting up in private practice and with Pathways I was involved in the Mental Health Services, working in Day Centres and Community Mental Health Teams with older people and adults.
I attend Ss Peter & Paul RC Church in Earl Shilton and have been a Christian for 33 years. In 2011 I was commissioned as a Street Pastor and am now Joint Coordinator and part of a team from the local churches that walk the streets of Earl Shilton and Barwell and visit local parks on Friday evenings. We are available to talk, listen, care and support all the young people we meet.
For 6 years I attended the University of Leicester, Vaughan College and obtained a Certificate and Higher Education Diploma in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling.
I have been counselling for over 12 years and was part of the initial team of counsellors when the Pathways Counselling service was established. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I have experience counselling people of all ages including young people and dealing with bereavement, depression, relationship and attachment issues, anger, sexual, emotional and physical abuse and mental health issues. My wife, who is also a counsellor, and I have a lot of experience counselling couples.
I have seen counselling improve peoples’ self-confidence and self-worth and deal with difficult and traumatic issues that have affected their lives.
I attend Ss Peter & Paul RC Church in Earl Shilton. I have been a Street Pastor in the Earl Shilton and Barwell areas for the past five years, and presently a Joint Coordiantor.
For 6 years I attended the University of Leicester, Vaughan College and obtained a Certificate and a Higher Education Diploma in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling. I have been counselling for 11 years and was part of the initial team of counsellors when the Pathways Counselling service was established. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I am a youth counsellor working in local schools and have recently taken up the position of School Chaplain at a local Primary School. I am also experienced in working with all other age groups supporting clients with bereavement, depression, dysfunctional relationships, anger, sexual, emotional and physical abuse issues.
I also work with my husband counselling married couples.
I feel counselling is an important and valuable way of helping people to increase their self-awareness and understanding of the effects and consequences of their and others’ actions on their emotional lives.
I am a PTUK Accredited Play Therapist and also a registered member of BACP. I work within the ethical framework for both organisations. I studied with Canterbury Christchurch University to achieve a Post Graduate Diploma in Play and Creative Arts Therapy and a Masters Degree in Play Therapy. I worship at St John’s Church, Hinckley and am actively involved in the children’s events that happen at the church.
I have a background in Nursery Nursing and have been working with children who have learning, emotional, social and behavioural difficulties for many years. I have experience working with a wide range of children’s needs and am able to communicate with children & adults who use British Sign Language as their preferred language. My main working life has been spent as a Community Nursery Nurse for the NHS & in various specialist Teaching Assistant roles within the Education sector.
My play and creative arts therapy work includes private practice & with Pathways Counselling. I also work part time as a Primary Mentor with the Looked After Children Education Service where I use play therapy as part of my work with primary age children.
I have been able to see how play and creative arts therapy has helped children and adolescents deal with some of the more traumatic and difficult aspects that have affected their young lives.