Welcome

Founder, Lived Experienced Practitioner, qualified Counsellor and senior registered member of Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH). We are A Positive Start CIC; an asset locked community interest company.

We are a small, growing passionate team of lived experienced practitioners providng Lived Experience Trauma Support, Counselling, Coaching, Peer2Peer Support and workshops and CPD certified Learning.

A member of the NCS, we adhere and maintain confidentiality in accordance with the National Counselling Society Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Code of Ethics) and the Blackford Centre for Counselling and Counselling Guidelines for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

More information on these documents can be found at: https://nationalcounsellingsociety.org/

As part of our ongoing training, professional development as a counsellor, and LE practitioners and to ensure efficacy of our client work, I attend sessions every four weeks with an experienced and qualified supervisor, my team also attend regular supervision and adhere to the same ethical standards of conduct.

During supervision we present case work. Should we discuss your case, in order to safeguard confidentiality and protect your anonymity, we will not disclose your name or any possible identifying details.

Before considering breaching confidentiality, I will consult with my counselling supervisor. Additionally, I will discuss the situation with you, only if this is feasible.

Confidentiality

Although our sessions are confidential, we reserve the right to breach confidentiality in exceptional circumstances, possible examples include.

  • If you disclose any information during the course of counselling that indicates that you are at risk of seriously harming yourself or injuring someone else.
  • If it becomes evident during counselling that you have committed a crime such as murder/and or attempted murder, arson, armed robbery, child abuse, child abduction, rape and/or sexual assault, or you express intent to commit a crime such as an act of terrorism.
  • If we are ordered by a court to disclose information about you.

What is Person-Centred counselling?

The Person-Centred Approach fits my own philosophy as it has at its very core, an unshakable belief that all people are good. The underpinning principles of the Person-Centred Approach are focused on the counsellor being honest, non-judgmental, and fully accepting whilst being fully integrated in the relationship allowing the client to lead and set the pace. we aim to offer these conditions as best as we can during our relationship.

People seek Person-Centred counselling for a range of reasons such as anxiety & panic, low mood, anger, behavioural issues, addictions, grief, eating disorders, health concerns, uncertainty, unresolved trauma, or for a combination of reasons.

Spiritual Counselling

Spiritual counselling sees that life is personal and each individual wants to build their own flowing relationship with themselves and others, without force. In spiritual counselling we show compassion for the self and others whilst working towards personal and collective growth. The aim is support my clients to express themselves and their world with intimate wisdom, spiritual awareness and personal authenticity, using integrity and wise use of their spiritual gifts, skills and knowledge.