Waiting list: temporarily closed due to high demand. I hope to re-open the list soon and will update here.
Counselling offers a space to be truly listened to, reflect on your life, and make changes where need be. With over twenty years of experience, I work 1:1 with adults and with young people aged eleven and onwards for mid to long term work.
I am currently working remotely by Zoom as we make our way out of the Covid-19 situation but I hope to offer a hybrid service soon which will include a return to in-person work.
My approach to therapy is integrative using elements of:
Talking therapy from the psychodynamic model, Mindfulness from the ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) model, and creative arts from the Foundations of Art Therapy model.
You may be feeling stuck and talking things through in the company of another person may help you move forward. You may need support understanding your past experiences and/or managing a current situation or problem.
My way of working starts by looking at where your thoughts/feelings/behaviours may have come from and then exploring coping skills to soothe and manage any of these that are not helpful to you.
Sessions are held weekly, ideally at the same time each week to give continuity.
My working life has been in the NHS, with charities and in schools so I have an interest in health issues, transitions, and identity but many issues may bring you to counselling. I welcome clients who identify along the spectrum of gender, sex and relationship diversity.
In addition I see people training to be counsellors, therapists or allied health professionals who need to explore their own personal development.
Appointments are available during the day Monday to Friday and also on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. I work from a room separate from my house and parking is available on the driveway.
The first session is an opportunity to see if we are a good match to work together. I shall ask you to sign a short consent form and then invite you to explore what brings you to counselling. All sessions are charged at £50 and I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy.
If you would like to make an appointment please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours during office hours.
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor with BACP - to be accredited means meeting the professional body's higher standard as a 'competent, ethical and independent practitioner'.
I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor seeing individuals and small groups and have supervised over a range of agencies in health, charity and education.
I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS check.
I offer academic support for those engaged in the accreditation process or who need support in completing coursework for counselling/therapy work.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Sociology - 1994
Diploma in Counselling - 1996
Foundation in Art Therapy - 2007
Certificate in Counselling Young People - 2008
Certificate in Clinical Supervision - 2008
MA in Childhood and Youth - 2014
ACT for Anxiety and Depression Disorders - 2019
CPD short courses:
Trans Awareness and Inclusion; gendered intelligence - 2016
Covid-19 Telehealth: Moving your practice online; Online Therapy Institute - 2020
Supporting victims of domestic violence; University of Sheffield - 2020
Defining Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity; Pink Therapy - 2021
Foundations in Dementia; University of Nottingham - 2021
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also provide academic support to those completing their accreditation process or needing help with finishing coursework linked to counselling/therapy work.
Counselling is charged at:
£50 individuals for 50 minute session
Clinical Supervision is charged at:
£60 for 60 minute session
Working remotely by Zoom only during the current Covid-19 situation.