Many clients who are considering counselling may feel anxious and concerned and unsure what to expect. Clients may want help dealing with anxiety, low self-esteem, anger and other issues which are effecting relationships and their everyday life.
I believe in offering a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place from which to help clients (either individually or within a couple), explore issues which are troubling them. I realise needs will vary depending
on one's age and concern and can provide both short-term or open-ended therapy.
I trained as a Psychodynamic Counsellor and have extensive experience working with clients of all ages. Since 2004, I have worked for agencies providing counselling to vulnerable adults, including carers. I have also counselled children and adolescents in both Primary and Secondary schools. I work with both individuals and couples.
I am a fully accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I adhere to their ethical framework for professional practise. I am also a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited member of BACP.
UKRCP Reg.Ind. Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Advanced Diploma in Couples Counselling.
Certificate in Time-Limited Counselling.
Diploma in Working with Adolescents.
Certificate in CBT.
Diploma in Supervision of individual and group supervision
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
Private individuals - £45
Private individuals after 6.00pm - £50
Couples - £60
Those on benefits/students - negotiable reduced fee, according to availability.
7.00am - 9.00pm Monday - Friday
I work with clients whose life feels hopeless and are suicidal. I also work with people struggling to make choices and find answers in their lives.
I recognise the differing needs when working with clients of different age-groups, including adolesents and the elderly.
I can offer 50 minute sessions with individuals or longer for couples (1-1/2 hours) from 7.00am, with the latest finishing at 9.00pm.
The room I work from is on the ground floor, making it accessible for clients with disabilities.