Counsellor/Psychotherapist BA Counselling MBACP
Your wounds are not your fault, healing them however is your responsibility ....
Are there moments when you feel you are lost or unable to be clear about the direction you are heading in?
Most people experince difficult times, painful situations, trauma or loss.
To sit and talk, can bring clarity and understanding about our-selves.
Time for you to be heard and to hear yourself.
As a professional Person Centered Counsellor, I can offer you that space with empathy and no judgment.
Experienced General Counsellor
Since 2009, I’ve helped my clients move into a clearer place where they can make choices and be more confident to do this alone. Confidence comes with authenticity and a knowing about your self. Let me help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of you living a full and more happy life.
I studied in Australia, gaining a BA in Counselling at the University of Notre Dame in Perth, WA.
I went on to work At Centrecare a not for profit counselling agency where I continued to study in areas such as gambling help and
Certificate Mindfulness Au.
Certificate Level 1 and 2 in Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Au.
Certificate in 'Men's Behaviour Change Program Training. Au.
Certificate in Life Gate Keeper Training ( Two day Suicide Prevention Program) Au.
Certificate in Positive Dementia Care. Au.
The B.R.A.I.N. Workshop ( Dave Ziegler, USA)
ASCA Workshop (Good Practice for Working with Adults Surviving Child Abuse) Au.
Certificate in Adult Mental Health First Aid. Au.
Certificate of Traumatic Attachment and CO-Regulation; The Neurobiology of Relationships. UK
Principles of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture
Workshop: 4 Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia: Certificate in Expressive Therapies with Children and Adolescents 'Balancing Emotional, Cognitive and Somatic Processes' Au.
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. Sometimes we can begin something which seems fun but quickly can become a problem in our lives.
Gambling is a problem when it is having a detremental effect on your life, things such as daily functioning, relationships, finances, jobs and loved ones.
There is a way to come out of the cycle and back into a more authentic life.
Counselling can appear to be a waste of time, selfish, navel gazing.
Actualy what counselling is, is taking responsibility for your life, healing, understanding or educating your-self so you can function at your optimum, nobody else can do this for you.
As a counsellor I can offer you a space to explore,educate and heal, short term or long term counselling can be beneficial, depending on your commitment to the process of personal growth.
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything" Vincent Van Gogh
"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength"
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Frome Medical Practice
And other rooms in Frome and surrounding towns.
"Go back and take care of yourself.
Your body needs you, your feelings need you, your perceptions need you.
Your suffering needs you to acknowledge it . Go home and be there for these things". -Thich Nhat Hanh
My time with Lee has helped me immensely in my journey to overcome a trauma I had experienced a year and a half before. She would use our sessions to introduce coping mechanisms and mindfulness exercises (such as meditation) and has given me tools to continue to work on myself in my own time. The books she recommended were especially helpful and encouraging, giving me the motivation to continue to move forward with life. Lee went out of her way to create a comfortable environmment where I felt I could speak openly, and I really felt that she understood and cared for the issues brought up. After I felt I had progressed enough she recommended staying in contact in case I needed anything at a later time.
I really enjoyed my time with Lee and would highly recommend her to anyone else who is searching for a counsellor with a big heart and wise words.
A human connection with the counsellor, the ability to actually take lessons and techniques away from the sessions and apply them to my life in the real world.
I can see my counsellor Lee has provided a high level of compassionate,sensative,empathetic and professional service.
I couldn't have hoped for a better counsellor.