We all experience emotional times in our lives and sometimes it is good to have someone to help you sort through some of the difficulties which can occur. Counselling is one way to do this with the support of someone who is not going to judge you and is going to see the situation from your perspective and support you to change things. If your emotional well being is important to you and you want to make some changes in your life, then counselling can be a way to do this.
My specialist areas are working with recent and historic rape and sexual violence and also young people.
I am experienced working with depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, bereavement, low self esteem and abuse issues. I also work with children and young people who are experiencing a range of issues.
I am a qualified, accredited counsellor and clinical supervisor and I practice from a Humanistic/Ecclectic approach, which allows me to put the client at the centre of the counselling process, working with you to help you put your emotional well being first.
I provide supervision for those working in the helping professions; including counsellors and psychotherapists, as well as social workers and support workers.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Masters in Counselling Children and Young People.
Level 6 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Supervisor
I am an Accredited member of the BACP, have completed my certificate of proficiency and am on the voluntary register of counselling professionals.
My specialist areas are working with issues related to sexual violence and working with young people experiencing a range of worries and issues.
I have experience working with substance use, domestic abuse, child abuse and child protection, as well as depression, anxiety, bereavement, self esteem and relationships.
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 am a qualified clinical supervisor who can work with counsellors from various theoretical approaches. I have experience working with student placement counsellors and providing the relevant reports required by colleges and universities. I offer a fixed student rate for supervision and a free first session to discuss the work and needs of the supervisee.
From £37.00 to £52.00
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
- I offer a free first session to discuss counselling and to help you to decide if counselling is something that would help you move forward.
- Credit and debit cards are accepted.
- Concessions are available for students.
- Price up to a maximum of £37 per hour for individual sessions.
- Supervision sessions £52 per hour and half (student/trainee rates available on request).
- EMDR sessions £52 for hour and half session
I am currently doing assessments for low cost counselling with placement counsellors but not taking clients on myself.
As part of Midland Therapy Group we are making counselling more accessible by offering reduced rate counselling with fully supervised trainee counsellors. Please feel free to contact for more information or have a look at the website. We are also taking applications from trainee counsellors looking for face to face placements.
Counselling is a confidential relationship between you and the counsellor in a safe environment. Working with a counsellor can allow you to explore your feelings and give you the tools you will need to understand any difficulties you are experiencing.
I am here to listen and support you, and help you to express your feelings in a healthy and safe setting. I am not here to give advice, give you answers to your problem or tell you what to do. I am here to help you to find your own answers by providing you with a non-judgemental, healthy insight into where you are and where you want to be.
I work from a location close to the town centre which has free parking, it is close to the bus station and a 10 minute walk from the train station.