Rivercroft Counselling

About me

I am a Person Centred / Humanistic Counsellor with over fourteen years counselling experience. In the past I have worked as a counsellor for the national charity MIND and an NHS hospital bereavement service. I have several years' experience working in the addiction field. I currently provide a health monitoring and counselling service to a large organisation within the public sector. I can offer counselling on either a short term basis, or I can offer longer term therapy where indicated. I am led by the client's needs and work at a pace which is most appropriate for them. I see the therapeutic relationship as central to the counselling work. I am particularly interested in how the past affects the present and believe that understanding this at a deeper level can empower individuals to lead a more fulfilling life. I work with adults on a one to one basis. Face to face counselling sessions take place on a weekly basis lasting for a duration of 50 minutes. My private consulting room is situated in Spetisbury near Blandford Forum, in a tranquil setting on the River Stour.
Issues that I work with include:

Abuse

Anxiety

Addiction

Attachment

Bereavement and loss

Bipolar Disorder

Depression

Gambling / Gaming addiction

Gender and issues around sexuality

Infertility

Low self esteem

Relationship difficulties

Stress

Suicidal thoughts

Trauma

Work related stress, including bullying in the workplace



Qualifications and Roles:

BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling (2009) University of East Anglia

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2007)

Accredited and Registered by the British Association for Counselling and Psychothrapy. (BACP)

Registered Mental Health Nurse

Registered General Nurse

Clinical Supervisor to a local NHS Trust

Group Facilitator for a National Charity