THE FOUNDERS OF A LITTLE ROOM OF THERAPY
We met during our early years when training in placement as volunteer counsellors in a drug and alcohol agency. Having quickly established a firm personal friendship as well as having a deep professional rapport, we were able to identify common goals and ambitions which have resulted in us joining forces to bring you our counselling services.
Our personal life experiences led us both into the world of counselling and psychotherapy. After having gone through our own individual personal therapy and experiencing the therapeutic process for ourselves as clients first-hand, this allowed us to view the process from both the client and therapist perspective.
We realise the importance of establishing a therapeutic bond with your counsellor and as such offer an initial non-obligatory phone consultation, where we aim to understand your current needs and whether our services suit you.
Our theoretical approach encompasses learnings from the Humanistic, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.
We are both full members of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and as such adhere to the Ethical Framework.
We are fully insured and take our professionalism very seriously by undertaking regular supervision and are constantly enhancing our training through continued professional development, by attending training updates, workshops and seminars.
Data Protection Act 1998. We take your confidentiality and Data we hold about you very seriously and as such are registered with ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) which will be a legal requirement for all Counsellors from 2018.
We both are actively involved in helping our local communities/charities and donate a combined average 15 - 20 hours of free counselling interventions per week.
Qualifications and Specialisms
BA (Hons) Advance Counselling & Psychotherapy
Foundation Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Adv Dip in Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
CPCAB Counselling Skills
CPCAB Counselling Studies
ABC Course in Bereavement Care & Studies
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
FDAP (Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals) - Associate Members
NCSCT Speciality Smoking Cessation Modules in, Cessation, Mental Health and Pregnancy
Emotional Freedom Technique
Matrix Re imprinting
Rewind Trauma Therapy
Trauma Dissociation and Recovery
Childhood Sexual Abuse
Survivors of Suicide
Psycho-sexual Couples Therapy
Equality, Difference and Diversity
To find out more about our fees and further information about our counselling service, please click the relevant tabs above.
We are always happy to answer any questions, please do not hesitate to call us for an informal chat.
We very much look forward to meeting with you.
Introducing our Associate Counsellors Nicola, Ben, Alison & Liz
Nicola, our Associate resident Counsellor, is a highly experienced and trained RELATE Couples Counsellor, that also offers individual counselling sessions and children from 12 years upwards. She has been with our practice for several years and she is also a Clinical Supervisor. Nicola is currently only able to offer remote counselling either by Zoom or Phone
We take great pleasure to introduce Ben, our highly experienced Associate Counsellor who works with individuals, young people, teenagers and adolescence. Ben has worked alongside us for a number of years and can also support client's via Zoom as well as face to face.
We are really pleased to welcome Alison, who is a highly experienced integrative Counsellor that offers specialisms in CBT, Grief, Anxiety and Depression. She is registered with CORST and is an Advanced Psycho-Sexual Therapist in Training. She can work with both couples and individuals in these fields.
If you are looking for Child or Family therapy, Liz is a highly experienced Tavistock trained Systemic Counsellor who has worked with Children, Couples (RELATE) and Families and we are very privileged that she is part of our counselling family here at a Little Room of Therapy.
PLEASE NOTE: our Associate Counsellors bring different specialisms to our practice which allows us to offer our clients, a wider wealth of therapeutic expertise, models and specialisms. They are not however, employees of A little Room of Therapy and therefore, do not always follow the same counselling rates as Sharon and Amanda. If you are seeing one of our Associate Counsellors we will arrange for you to liaise with them directly for their fee costs.