Offering therapeutic counselling to Holbeach and the surrounding community.
Additionally providing online and phone counselling both nationally and internationally.
The Holbeach Counselling Service is based in Holbeach, just five minutes from the town centre.
I offer short and long term Integrative counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) on a one to one basis for adults and children (CYP). I also offer couples counselling.
Integrative counselling allows for a flexible approach depending on the differing needs of the client.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) aims to help you to change the way that you think, feel and behave. It is used as a treatment for various mental health and physical problems.
I have been in practice as a Counsellor since 2006.
I studied and qualified under the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy guidelines and ethical framework.
I am a registered accredited member of the BACP. I am also qualified as a clinical supervisor and consultant.
I have worked for a number of years in the fields of drug and alcohol abuse, where I have undertaken both one to one and group counselling.
As part of the Criminal Justice Team I worked closely with the Prison Service in the rehabilitation of offenders.
I am a school counsellor working in both primary and secondary settings in local schools.
With close links to GP surgeries within the NHS I have provided counselling on a diverse variety of issues.
Counselling provides you with a supportive, non judgmental and confidential environment in which to explore any emotional or psychological concerns you may be encountering.
Counselling can assist you to identify your own personal resources and capabilities, which are sometimes lost or buried in times of confusion and anxiety.
It may assist you to see your circumstances anew and with clarity so that you can make necessary changes in your life.
Throughout the process you will be encouraged, supported and empowered to look at yourself and your situation from a different perspective.
You may benefit from counselling if you have ongoing issues such as addiction to drugs, alcohol or gambling. Other long term concerns could be centred around eating disorders, depression or phobias.
Sudden changes in your life may cause you to feel lost, out of control or unable to cope. These could be due to a change in your personal relationships or your career that have led to feelings of anxiety or stress.
Counselling can help you to understand the underlying issues and use this understanding to change for the better.
Whereas counselling is often offered in a face to face setting this has become only one of a variety of methods. This has been driven by the current rapidly changing times we all now find ourselves in.
Whether it be so that we can remain compliant with any local restrictions, or simply that you may feel safer personally, counselling sessions can be held in a number of different scenarios.
Research has shown that online and telephone therapy is as effective as in person face to face therapy.
Face to Face sessions.
These sessions are held in my purpose built counselling room. This offers a comfortable, secure and private space in which we can work together. The room is well ventilated, has hand sanitiser facilities and is cleaned between client sessions. There is space to socially distance so that masks are not a requirement once we are both seated. Of course should you wish to wear a mask that is also acceptable.
Video sessions are offered using the secure Zoom platform. Meeting details and login links are sent prior to the session so that you can prepare your device. Video sessions allow you to create a comfortable and private place within your own home from which to attend therapy. As well as being a Covid secure method of counselling this may also offer the advantages of avoiding a long commute and the added time this involves. This can also help you to find the time for sessions to fit in with your other commitments.
As an alternative to in person or video sessions we are able to work via phone. This does offer its own challenges but again it allows for you to remain Covid secure and to fit sessions in around your other commitments.
My approach is Integrative, where several distinct models of counselling and psychotherapy are used together. In this way the client can benefit from an individually tailored approach.
The objective is for the client to become able to see himself as a person, with the power and freedom to change, rather than as an object.
The client gains self-awareness in the 'here and now' by analysing behaviour and body language and talking about bottled up feelings
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Helping the client to identify, question and change poor mental images of themselves, thus altering negative responses and behaviour.
Standard sessions are 50 minutes in duration.
Standard 50 min Session £50.00
Couples 1 hour Session £65.00
Couples 1½ hour Session £85.00
Clinical Supervision 1½ hour Session £65.00
Available for contracted EAP and critical crisis sessions by negotiation.