Welcome! The photo above shows the room I mostly use for therapy and supervision at the Beacon clinic. It can sometimes feel nerve-wracking to be thinking about having counselling, so seeing what I look like and some photos of the inside of the clinc may help you feel a little less nervous about the whole thing.
Therapy in Malvern & the 3 counties
I'm an experienced counsellor & supervisor working within the Person-Centred tradition, particularly using Focusing alongside other creative ways of working. I've a lot of experience of working with adults and young people & have undertaken various additional trainings. I've found that working empathically, with an understanding of our responses to traumatic situations is the most powerful and healing way of working for many people. I believe that we all have innate potential for change and becoming unstuck and that there's always a possibility of listening to ourselves with greater compassion and self acceptance.
I aim to create a safe, confidential, reflective space in which the work of therapy can take place. Therapy is about relationship, compasssion, authenticity, presence and the challenge of meeting another person as truthfully and openly as I can with the foundation of ongoing training, years of experience and a commitment to working honestly, openly and with integrity.
I've also trained as a Focusing Practitioner, qualified to teach Focusing one-to-one, which supports my work as a counsellor and supervisor. Focusing is a gentle way of listening to what we feel and sense inside our body. When attended to with kind curiosity, those vague sensations and impressions take shape and then shift, potentially revealing a new way forward from what might have felt like a very stuck place. If you're interested in learning more, take a look at my Focusing page.
In addition, a few years back I learned Zero Balancing. ZB, Zee Bee (Zero Balancing) is a form of body therapy which can help with a number of issues, especially stress, anxiety and depression. I started receiving it and loved it so much that I decided to train so that I could offer it to others alongside counselling or separately.
People come and see me for any number of reasons, including those below, (and more):
Bereavement, Loss, Anxiety, Depression
School /college related problems, Work related stress
Sexual identity, Trauma, Abuse
Separation, A sense of emptiness or alienation, transitional times
Struggles with body image & emotional eating, self harming behaviours
Chronic illness and its implications
Personal development or simply a sense that something isn't quite right
If you're interested and want to contact me, then do email on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring me on 07944 394245. We can have a quick chat and fix up an introductory appointment.
If you're curious about Focusing or Zero Balancing but aren't sure about it, do have a look at the relevant pages.
I'm using Skype more and more, especially for supervision, so do ask if you cannot physically get to the Beacon clinic. You're welcome to come and see me face to face in Malvern.
I offer long-term, in-depth counselling and psychotherapy, short term work, supervision, personal development, Focusing and Zero Balancing services in Malvern and also offer supervision using Skype.
The Beacon Clinic, where I'm part of the Malvern Centre for Counselling. Portland Road, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 2TA, is very close to the centre of Great Malvern, about 20 minutes drive from Worcester with bus and train links nearby. There is parking on Victoria Road.Map
People come to see me from across the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire including Worcester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Hereford, Ledbury, Clifton on Teme, Droitwich, Bromsgrove, Stratford, Leominster and further afield.
You can contact me by phone 07944 394 245 or email.
I am registered with BUPA and AVIVA to provide counselling.