Gower Counselling Services
integrated counsellor specialising in substance misuse and addiction
About Gower Counselling Services
I have worked in the field of substance misuse for 25 years originally from London where I worked in harm reduction agencies. I currently work in harm reduction and abstinence based agency.
Having an insight and expertise into harm reduction and abstinence (12 Steps) programme has enabled me to assess the individuals needs of the client and apply the appropriate therapy.
Being an integrated counsellor allows me to focus on self development, growth and responsibilities, this helps the client recognise their strengths, creativity and choice in the here and now.
Addiction can come in many forms, the spiral from casual use into drug addiction varies from person to person and there are often several other factors at play contributing to an individuals dependency on drugs/alcohol. It is when this dependency interferes with ‘normality’ of life, effecting employment, personal relationships, health, well being or being completely immersed in the negative cycle of use.
- Youth and community Diploma in youth work.
- Foundation Degree in Integrative counselling (2015)
- Training course in Bereavement (2015)
- Training course in New and Psychoactive substances (2015)
- Regular training sessions
After I have received your contact details I will contact you and arrange an appointment at a convenient time for both of us. The first session is an assessment and this will enable me to learn more about you and to ensure that the therapy I can offer you is appropriate. This is then followed by a weekly appointment. The sessions can be client led. If counselling is not appropriate I will ensure that you are referred to services best suited to your needs.
I am a registered member of the British Association for counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am bound by their professional code of ethics. The safety and wellbeing of my clients is paramount, and my practice is supervised in accordance with BACP ethical guidelines.
For further information please visit www.bacp.co.uk