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Hello – my name is A.J., and I provide a warm, welcoming counselling service - a safe space where your voice is heard and believed. You might need to talk about relationships, loss, identity, mental health, abuse, or your hopes for life - a regular time to get to know all of who you are.

How does therapy work? When a trustworthy person ‘gets you’ and shows this, your mind adapts so you feel ready to deal with difficult days. This helps you reconnect with your world - whether that's in a life already known, or a life that's been in the shadows.

My therapy is for clients aged 18+, and is provided online or by phone. It occurs on weekday evenings. Sessions are confidential, and at your pace. AJ Quarmby Counselling is a trauma-informed setting.

Contact me to arrange a free initial call, to check I'm the right counsellor for you. I’ll put you at your ease, help you consider your choices, and guide you safely through the process. Thank you!

ABOUT

ABOUT A.J.

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My Training

Counselling Diploma (2006)

BACP Accreditation

Certificates in:

Online Counselling

Counselling Children

Clinical Supervision

I have completed other courses in trauma-informed practice, autism, LGBTQI+ awareness, bereavement, suicide, child sexual exploitation, and attachment in relationships.

My Experience

At a domestic abuse service, I counsel people with Complex PTSD, supervise student therapists, and deliver psychoeducational courses. I've been a counsellor in schools, a bereavement charity, an autistic adults' college, and as co-ordinator of a district counselling network. I've worked with diverse orientations, identities and ways of communicating, so I'm always ready to welcome and value everyone.

A Triple Focus

I explore how past experiences affect or transform us, with in-depth person-centred counselling.

I'm trained to recognise how mind and body respond to trauma – so I can help adults speak about pain they have held within, perhaps for years.

When I was a play therapist, I learned to listen in such a way that anyone, young or old, could feel free – but also feel safe enough to be free.

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CONTACT A.J.

You can send me a message using the form on this page - or via my business email address, or my phone number, both given below.

If you leave a message asking me to contact you, please state whether it is safe for me to leave voicemails.

Thank you - I'll get back to you shortly.

PHONE

07716 732 633

E-MAIL

I (A.J. Quarmby) am registered with the ICO, to ensure I care well for personal data. I hold an Enhanced DBS Check, and am insured to provide counselling.

Thank you for submitting your enquiry - I will get back to you.                         Kind regards, A.J. Quarmby.

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