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 have been counselling for over 16 years and was part of the initial team of counsellors when the Pathways Counselling service was established. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I have experience counselling people of all ages including young people and dealing with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship and attachment issues, anger, addictions, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, post traumatic stress, inner child healing and mental health issues. My wife, who is also a counsellor, and I have a lot of experience counselling couples. Although qualified in the psychodynamic model I am trained and experienced using CBT and other integrative counselling models. Together with my wife we have a private counselling practice. I have worked in primary and secondary schools.
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 and have been a Christian for 37 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 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 nine 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 16 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 have previously worked as a youth counsellor in local schools and have been a School Chaplain at a local Primary School. I am also experienced in working with all other age groups supporting clients with anxiety, depression, bereavement, dysfunctional relationships, anger, addictions, post traumatic stress and sexual, emotional and physical abuse issues. I am trained and experienced as an integrative counsellor.
I also work with my husband counselling 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 Child & Adolescent Creative Arts Counsellor, am a registered member of BACP and I work within their ethical framework. I studied with Canterbury Christchurch University to achieve a Masters Degree in Play & Creative Arts Psychotherapy.
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.
I have my own local private practice and I also provide therapy services for schools, Social care services and adoption support agencies.
I have been able to see how creative arts therapy has helped children and adolescents deal with some of the more traumatic and difficult aspects that have affected their young lives. Sometimes, particularly for children and adolescents, words are just not enough for them to be able to express what is happening inside themselves and so being able to be creative with a therapist helps them to be able to express their emotions more easily.
As well as providing therapy to children and adolescents I also provide both face to face and online training for schools and various children’s services. If this is something you are interested in then please contact me via Pathways contact details.