*** Now offering telephone or online counselling ***
Today both men and women are increasingly aware of the importance of maintaining their mental health. If you are unsure whether counselling will be helpful, please contact me in confidence to discuss your situation without obligation.
I have experience working with a wide range of issues. Working mostly with depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship and family issues, low self-esteem, and abuse including emotional, physical and sexual. However, please view a full list below.
As a qualified counsellor and supervisor I base my practice on honesty, transparency and a firm belief in respect for individuals. My approach is Humanistic / Modern Person Centred and I also draw on Transactional Analysis theory.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started my practice in 2006 and I have experience of working with a wide range of presenting issues including:
- Depression & low mood
- Anxiety and stress
- Relationship difficulties
- Bereavement and loss
- Low self-esteem and social anxiety
- Diploma in Counselling (University of Salford - BACP Accredited)
- Diploma in Fieldwork Supervision (ABC)
Continuing Professional Development / Training
As a professional, I realise the value of constantly looking to update and improve my practice. Below is a list of some recent CPD or training activities I have taken part in.
- Psychopharmacology Awareness workshop
- Diploma in Fieldwork Supervision
- Working with Anger & Passivity in Counselling
- Therapy Applications of Translational Research
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
I offer a consultation free of charge. This allows both of us the freedom to determine whether we would be able to work together. After this initial free consultation, my sessions start from £45.00 per session. (Reduced fees available for counselling students).
Please call or email for further details or look at my practice website
Perceptions Counselling and Psychotherapy.