Welcome to Stepforward Counselling
As an experienced, caring, professional counsellor I offer confidential sessions at my private practice near Loughborough.
I am committed to working inclusively with a diverse range of people over the age of 18.
Counselling can help…
Working for the last 15 years in supportive and counselling roles has deepened my understanding and empathy for the broad range of challenges and difficulties people can face in life.
Counselling can effectively help with the following issues:
These lists are not exhaustive, if you want to explore other issues you are welcome to get in touch.
BSc Social Psychology
Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis Pyschotherapy
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
Bsc, DipCouns, MBACP (Accred)
As an experienced, caring, professional counsellor I offer confidential sessions at my private practice near Loughborough. I am committed to working inclusively with a diverse range of people over the age of 18.
I am qualified and accredited Counsellor, in practice since 2009. Throughout my counselling career I have integrated various theories and techniques into my approach, this gives me greater flexibility in how I respond to you as a counsellor. I strongly believe there is no set formula for recovery or improved wellbeing and will draw on a variety of methods to meet the needs of each individual.
“I didn’t feel judged and felt safe enough to be myself”
“I feel like a better version of me”
“Counselling has helped me to understand myself and the way I react to difficulties, this has helped me to make better choices for me”
“I am more comfortable in my own skin, I feel more confident and best of all I don’t feel scared of things anymore”
“I really didn’t know what to expect about counselling and it took a lot of courage to finally take action but it was the best decision ever for me”
“I feel that since embarking on this journey I’ve learnt so much about myself that I didn’t know before”
How I work…
The therapeutic relationship we create together is central to how I work. I will seek to understand you; your beliefs about yourself, others and your environment. It is important you feel safe and understood; I work collaboratively to agree how our sessions are structured, how frequently we will meet and ensure we have an agreed outcome to work towards.
In my experience counselling is most effective when people feel safe to learn about themselves, to identify beliefs or responses that aren’t helpful anymore and are willing to explore new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. Self-acceptance is often the key to enabling personal change.
I am based in Barrow Upon Soar 15 minutes drive from the centre of Loughborough. There is off road parking available.
There are good transport links to the village, with regular trains and buses connecting from Leicester, Loughborough and Nottingham, my counselling room is a 20 minute walk from the train station and 10 minute walk from the high street bus stop.
Availability and Timing
All weekdays excluding Wednesday (between 15.00 – 19.00)
Please contact me to find out when I have availability
Appointments are 50 minutes.
Fees are £45 per session. Payments of cash, cheques or card payments accepted.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What would a counselling session be like?
Our initial session is an opportunity to find out more about each other. We will explore what you want from counselling and determine whether the service I offer is appropriate for your needs.
It is important you feel safe and understood; I work collaboratively to agree how sessions are structured, how frequently we will meet and ensure we have an agreed outcome to work towards.
It may be at first you are not sure what you want from counselling, having time dedicated to thinking about your own needs can feel like a unique experience, I will work flexibly with you to identify what you want to gain from counselling.
How many sessions will I have?
The period of time we meet for will depend on what you need. I am happy to work with clients on a short, medium or long term basis, depending on what is suited to you.
When agreeing the possible time-frame to work together, we will consider the issues you want to deal with, the outcome you are aiming for and the pace you feel comfortable working at. This is something we would review together at agreed points during your counselling, to ensure you are getting what you need from our sessions.
What are your fees?
I charge £45.00 per 50 minute session.
When are appointments available?
Tuesday – Friday between 14.00- 20.00.
Please contact me to find out when I have availability.
How to contact me
By contacting me via phone, email or through this website you are consenting to me using your contact details and message so I can get in touch with you to discuss counselling. If you do not receive counselling from me, I will delete your email(s) / text(s) / voicemail(s) and any contact information I have stored. Your enquiry is confidential and any information you choose to disclose will not be shared with a third party.