Taking Stock Counselling
Change, Grow, Live
Learn More About Me
Experienced, Empathic Counselling
I am a BACP registered Counsellor, Supervisor and a Facilitator based in Bowers Gifford, Essex.
I have several years experience in working with the effects of trauma. This can encompass surviving domestic abuse, child sexual abuse or sexual assaults, traumatic loss, divorce or change in your circumstances. Whatever you feel is preventing you from living your best life can be processed in a confidential and non judgemental space.
I work in an integrative way meaning that I can mould the sessions around you - putting you completely at the forefront of the therapeutic experience. I fully appreciate that recovery from trauma needs patience and compassion. There is no pressure to recover to a specific timetable and the work can often be long term. I am prepared to accompany you on that journey.
I know that talking to a professional about the intimate details of your life can feel daunting. Taking the first step is hard, but imagine yourself a year from now!
I hold indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS.
Client well-being and confidentiality are at the forefront of my practice and, to that end, the rooms are comfortable, secured by electric gates and intercom entry. There is free parking.
Support That Makes a Difference
Embrace Life’s Challenges
When we are suffering internally no one can see it. Consequently our relationships might suffer. That may be our relationships with work colleagues, with family, friends, intimate partners. Most importantly, it's our relationship with ourselves that can cause pain and confusion. Why not come and find out who you really are and what you really want?
What is Trauma?
Psychological Trauma: The Bodies Reaction To A Specific or Series of Distressing Events
Trauma is a word that is often used these days for almost everything!
However real trauma can be debilitating and prevent you from living a full and meaningful life. Whether that's because of a significant life changing break up, accident, loss or the long term effects of domestic abuse, sexual abuse or child sexual abuse, I am able to work through the after effects with you.
Recovery From Abuse
Finding the Real You
I work with all genders.
Abuse strips us of our self esteem, confidence and identity. It is replaced with the devastation of shame, blame and guilt. It often causes us to repeat our patterns over and over again. We can move through this and shed those negative thoughts and feelings of worthlessness. You CAN become more.
Supervision is an essential part of any practice.
I like to ensure that I work in a congruent, challenging way to ensure that both supervisee and client are kept safe and able to flourish.