Hello, I'm Heather.
I'm a fully qualified, registered gestalt counsellor working in Belper, Derbyshire and remotely via video platform.
Before training as a counsellor, I spent a decade working in consumer insights in London, in the fast-paced, and oftentimes stressful, business world. After a challenging period - a combination of grief, stress, and burnout - I sought out therapy for the first time, and I found the experience transformative. Not only did counselling support me through that time, it also inspired me to drastically change my career path, and I went on to train in gestalt counselling at The Gestalt Centre, London, before opening my private practice.
I attend regular clinical supervision and engage in my own personal therapy to ensure that my work remains safe, ethical and effective. As a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), I adhere to their ethical framework and regularly attend Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses, events and workshops.
Diploma in Gestalt Counselling
The Gestalt Centre
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
The Gestalt Centre
I also hold a Bachelor's Degree (Hons) and a Master's Degree (Hons) in unrelated disciplines.
Consensual/Ethical Non Monogamy in Counselling (currently undertaking)
Working with LGBTQ+ clients in Counselling & Psychotherapy
New Horizon Training
Queering Therapy Spaces & Working with Gender Diverse Clients
Online Working in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Heather has been a fantastic counsellor to work with; she is patient, empathetic, and a great listener. She has gently helped me look at things from a different perspective, and given me concrete techniques that I can use to help me through day-to-day challenges. I feel like I have really grown over the weeks of our counselling, and I feel empowered to face whatever life and work can throw at me. I would definitely recommend working with Heather, especially if you need support in dealing with anxiety and building confidence to excel in life.
Client C., Dec. 2022
If you feel I might be the counsellor for you, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can arrange a free 20-minute telephone call to meet one another and see if it feels right. I very much look forward to meeting you.
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