Why choose Brook Counselling?
Finding the right therapist is the most important part of your counselling journey. You need to feel understood and safe with your counsellor, to help you explore difficult emotions, feelings and vulnerabilities.
There are many types of therapy which can make it even more confusing when you are searching for the right counsellor. I am a qualified, Integrative Counsellor working with a Humanistic Approach. This is informed by theories including Person-Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis. I am also a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
I understand that no two people are the same. I work with a wide variety of mental health conditions, but my passion is to work with clients as individuals. You are the expert in your world. I will help you to understand the difficulties you are facing and break down any blind spots using the most appropriate theory and tools. My integrative training means I can offer bespoke therapy which is most appropriate for your treatment needs.
You will be at the center of the process at all times, and be given choices in how we work. I can help you to understand complex feelings using psychological theories and empower you in making positive changes in your life. We will regularly review your progress and goals to ensure that we focus on the aspects most important to you.
I have my own counselling room where I can offer face to face appointments. I am also qualified to provide telephone and online, via video call, counselling. This allows me to offer a flexible approach to ensure you get the support you need.
Areas of counselling I am able to work with:
Generalised anxiety disorder
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Separation and divorce
Alongside my private practice I work within a counselling agency. I have supported clients throughout their journey, trained volunteer counsellors in addition to managing a caseload as a Senior Counsellor. I hold a supervisory role helping to safeguard clients with complex needs who might be at high risk of harm. I have received specialist training in gambling addiction, helping problem gamblers to recover and make significant behavioural changes.
BSc (Honours) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 1st Class
CPCAB Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Skills and Theory
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Counselling Skills in Person Centred Counselling
101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. MBACP membership number 380539 and adhere to their ethical framework
Hold an enhanced DBS certificate
Professional insurance with Howdens
Registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and adhere to General Data Protection Regulations.