With 15+ years of experience, I am an Accredited Person Centred Counsellor, Group Facilitator and Supervisor. I am also a Personal Development Group Facilitator and Meditation Teacher.
The way I work is largely 'Person Centred' in that it embraces the uniqueness of each individual and the equality of the relationship of mutual respect and trust between client and therapist. I truly value the journey we all take in life and the challenges we come across. Sometimes, we need a confidential space to work it all out and find the answers to a happier, more authentic and joyful life.
I understand how difficult it can be to take that first step of seeking counselling. I aim to provide a safe and relaxed atmosphere by being honest, genuine and interactive. I'm down to earth and offer a safe space for you to heal and evolve. It's not easy making that first call but I know it can be extremely rewarding.
I will always suggest an initial appoinment just to meet and see if we are happy to work together and if I am the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cert. Person Centred Counselling
Diploma Professional Studies
Diploma Person Centred Counselling
Cert. Groupwork training using Gestalt & psychodramatic techniques
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Facilitating Spiritual Development
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
200hr Meditation Teacher Training
And many other workshops and courses.
Accredited Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).
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
The process of counselling helps you to realise what you want from life, improve your relationships with others, regain control and address your needs. For some it may be about living a full life rather than just existing.
Life can feel overwhelming and counselling helps you gain clarity and insight into who you are, what you believe and what you most want from life.
After an initial meeting which enables us to decide if we can work together, we would meet for 50 minutes each week. Time spans for counselling can vary, depending what you chose to bring to sessions and how you are finding the process. I have experience of working with time-limited and long term therapy.
I believe that everyone has their own answers and that given a safe environment to explore your issues you will be able to draw upon your own resources and find your solutions.