Gestalt Therapist, Matlock, Derbyshire, East Midlands, Peak District

About Me

Counsellor and Therapist, Matlock DerbyshireI completed the Careers Guidance Diploma and naturally went into counselling, going on to complete Nottingham University’s Person Centred Advanced Certificate. I felt challenged and inspired by the Gestalt process and subsequently completed 3 years formal training with Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute UK and 4 years of voluntary therapy work with Derby Women’s Centre. I have had my own practice since 1998 and work with individuals, couples and families. I never cease to be excited by how this work has helped so many people, of all ages and backgrounds, to find themselves and feel confident in their relationships.

I have also worked as a Training Manager, designing and delivering training programs for ethnic minority groups and disadvantaged young people. I hold the City and Guilds NVQ Level 4 Management of Learning and Development.

I worked for some years in Adult Education and designed and delivered Counselling, Confidence Building, Personal Development and Assertiveness training programs for the County Council at various centres in Derbyshire. I have also delivered Guidance activities and feel confident that I can help my clients with personal development, training and work related issues.

I am a culturally aware person, having lived and worked in Africa and the Islands of the Indian Ocean, and Pacific and parts of Europe.

In this country, I have experience of working closely with the Asian and Caribbean Community. I have also completed the Advanced TEFL Certificate to teach English to foreign students.

I am currently engaged in EAP Associate Counselling work for a large local auth0rity. This entails assessment and six sessions of solution focused therapy, offered across a wide range of clients engaged in various job roles.

I work from private therapy rooms in Belper, Derbyshire, which is both congenial and private, and has parking available, and also from my home.

My fees are £45 per hour for individual therapy and £60 per hour for couples and families. Some concessions are available according to personal circumstances.

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