Hi I’m Beverley. I am an experienced person-centred practitioner and supervisor. I offer counselling to young people, adults and couples. Are you hoping someone will listen? Wanting to try counselling? Perhaps your situation or issues are making you feel isolated because those around you don’t appear to understand? It could be now that it is time to talk to someone who is impartial and remote from family, friends, peers or colleagues.
I will offer you a safe confidential space in which the time will be yours to share your concerns with me and together we will explore them at your pace until you feel clearer and more confident to manage your life again in a fully functioning capacity. Whatever it is you wish to discuss I will listen to you with empathy, sincerity and acceptance. I am passionate about my work and I use my knowledge of theory and practical skills in a creative, eclectic style to facilitate you through a positive counselling experience.
Throughout my professional history I have a lifelong involvement with people in a variety of contexts including healthcare and developed a special interest for working with young people from my former employment as a school counsellor and volunteer for a youth charity. I have a deep appreciation of the importance of psychological, emotional and physical wellbeing and also the lengths we often have to go to, to achieve it so that we feel able to appreciate and participate in life to the full.
I am experienced in short, medium and long term therapy and I can help with a variety of issues among them: stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss of confidence, relationships, issues in the workplace or learning environment, loss, bereavement and grief, anger, adolescent issues, body image, self-harm.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework. I am committed to my professional practice and undertake continuous professional development (CPD), personal development and regular supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines.
I have professional indemnity insurance.
If you are considering counselling please do call or email me for an informal chat if you have further questions/queries or would like to book an introductory session. I also offer telephone counselling and on occasions home visits if appropriate for individual circumstances.
BA (Hons) 1st Class Counselling Studies (University of Essex)
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Essex)
Certificate in Couples Counselling (BACP endorsed)
Certificate in Supervision (BACP endorsed)