I understand how the demands of daily life and major life events such as a bereavement or divorce can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused or even just sad. My role is to listen to you and the things that matter to you in confidence.  I appreciate that discussing personal problems can feel daunting and be difficult to know where to begin but I can promise you a safe place to express your feelings, listen to you without judgment and together we will explore and try to find answers to your worries and concerns.


I do have a particular interest in depression but have helped many clients work through various problems; some examples could be low self-esteem, dealing with guilt, or stress and anxiety relating to your occupation or personal relationship.


To give an idea of how I work with clients, I am a ‘Person Centred’ counsellor, which in brief means that I work with the client, focusing on them as an individual, establishing their expectations and gaining an understanding of their difficulties through their experiences and feelings. I may draw on and use elements from alternative therapeutic techniques if appropriate and beneficial to the client.


Although difficult, I have attempted to describe myself and my work in these few words, however if you feel unsure or need to clarify any details then you are more than welcome to contact me for an informal chat, on a no obligation basis, to help you decide whether I can be of assistance to you.



Training, Qualifications & Experience


I qualified as a counsellor in 2006, having achieved certificates and then a Diploma in Counselling. Most recently, I gained a BA (Hons) in Sociology in 2010.


Since qualifying as a counsellor, I have acquired a wealth of experience in a range of sectors, including Private, Corporate, Voluntary for the mental health charity Mind, and within Educational environments such as a college with students of all ages. My role has seen me working with a varied client base experiencing a broad spectrum of problems.


As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to the standards set out in the BACP Ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.

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Dave Lathamhttp://www.davelatham.sanctum.me.uk
Jane Heeleyhttp://www.janeheeley.sanctum.me.uk

BA (Hons) Sociology, Diploma in Counselling,

(Member BACP)

I have always been fascinated by the complexity of life, and the hardships some people have to endure. with a personal willingness to want to help people improve their lives, and self perceptions. Having experienced many losses myself, my passion has grown, and i would like the opportunity to "make a difference", and support those when it is needed most.



Working in my current work environments I understand how the demands of daily life and major life events such as a Bereavement, job loss, Domestic Violence, Physical/Sexual abuse, Financial Issues, Challenging Children or divorce can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused or even just sad.



My role as your Counsellor is to help you to explore the feelings and emotions that are often related to your current/past life experiences. Presenting you the opportunity to reflect on what is happening in your world and for me to support therapeutically to explore alternative ways of copings and dealing with emotive issues that are impacting negatively on your life and those that are dear to you.



I appreciate that discussing personal problems can feel daunting and difficult to know where to begin but I can offer a safe place to express your feelings, listen to you without judgement, and together the time and safety to explore your emotional concerns whilst to supporting you through your decision making process.


I work with a person-centred approach to Counselling which means I believe you are the expert on your life. My practice, can provide a safe space for you to talk over an issue(s) openly and honestly, so you feel heard and understood. Most importantly you will learn to articulate what you are feeling in a way that gives you the clarity needed to resolve an issue(s) and or move forward with your life.


Training, Qualifications & Experience


My professional development and training is ongoing; relevant qualifications include:

Diploma in Counselling 2007
NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care.

Extensive training and work in : Schools-Children (and with Special Education needs) families with children Diagnosed with ADHD or Autism.

Bereavement
Relationship / Family Support Issues
Addictions
Mental Health
Child Protection Issues
Cancer Related Illnesses

Diploma in Counselling

(Member BACP)