Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS17-04523
How can counselling help me?
Perhaps you have never had anyone talking about counselling before, that is okay because you are now in the right place. Your search for a counsellor shows that, you have issues that perhaps you want to talk about. Issues that you feel embarrassed, shame, guilt or perhaps you are overwhelmed with emotions due to maybe due to recent changes in your circumstances, such loss of a family member, broken relationship or even struggling with parenting. Counselling can do all these and more such as mental illness example anxieties, depression, or paranoia. You will learn that; you have always had an answer to your pressing issue. You just needed someone to help you navigate those blind spots and bring you to a total clarity of what is happening to you right now and arrive to a solution.
Hello, My name is Heidi. I am a single Mum/Parent of a daughter whom I love. we are Christian by Religion. We currently live in Lower Earley Reading Berkshire. Nice to meet you!
What kind of modalities do you use?
I am an Integrative Therapist, this means that I get to practice different models to my clients, for example, Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transaction Analysis, Gestalt therapy, Humanistic Approach, The Imago Therapy, The Alyn Bader Development Model of Differentiation. In my practice, no size fits it all. Therefore, I strongly believe that using different modalities is the key to making sure that my client’s needs are met accordingly.
What can I expect from you?
I have learnt in the past four years that a good rapport with my client is the key to get my clients to feel comfortable enough to trust me with their issues which I am so grateful about. I also offer a safe comfortable environment where you can relax and share issues that you feel may be difficult to share with your immediate family or friends. It is a place where you can find relief from your mental distress.
What would I expect in my first session?
We will have our first consultation by going through verbal and written contracts, including when to meet and time. I will listen to your presenting issues; we will then discuss which issues you would like to go through first. You oversee your session. You will decide how the session should go. I am here to assist you discover what you already know.
- Qualifications & ExperienceWhat are your qualification and Experiences?
Back in 1997, I studied IT hoping to work in an IT company, 2 years in my course I knew that IT was not for me, therefore, I decided to stop and join Health and Social Care field, which I loved ever since. I have had the privilege of working with people who have mental illness and learning disabilities for over 17 years.
I did an apprenticeship in the sector for occupations in social care and care of children and young people. I have attained Advanced level adult and social care, which has helped me serve the people I have supported well. It has been a life-changing experience for me because not every day is the same day at work.
We face challenges and sometimes you don’t know what to expect when you turn up at work. It is been my pleasure to serve people or help people to enhance their way of life especially with those with mental illness and learning difficulties.
I felt I needed to grow in knowledge on mental health issues, therefore, I decided to learn more about it and add professional skills to what I have already experienced. This led me to acquire AIM Awards in skills and theories in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapeutic and Counselling, I have level 2 certificate on Couple Counselling, Certified to safely work online and telephone counselling. I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society and I am supervised under the Professional Standards Authority National Counselling Society.
These professional skills have helped me serve numbers of people in my community in the last few years as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I have also worked with the charity called Pilot Light House.
I am Accredited Member of National Counselling Society and I have acquired AIM Awards in Skills and Theories in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapeutic and Counselling. I have worked as a psychotherapeutic counsellor for over 4 years.
I am supervised under the Professional Standards Authority National Counselling Society.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Start exercising
- Stop smoking
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken